George H Crosby Manitou State Park

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  • $15 - $23 Daily Camping Rate
  • Park permits: $35 annual, $26 second vehicle, $12 handicapped, or $7 daily. Camping fees are separate.
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Located on a Lake or River

  • Benson

On-Site Facilities & Services

  • Located on a Lake or River

On-Site Recreation

  • Hiking Trail
  • Lake/River Access (Boat Ramp)

Accommodations Policies

  • Open to the general public, no membership required


  • 14 miles from Tettegouche State Park, Hwy 61 East to Hwy 1, then left (North)seven miles to County Road 7. Right on Lake Co. Rd 7 for 8 ,miles. The park is on the right.

Other Date Information

  • Phone reservations can be made by calling 866-857-2757 (TTY: 952-936-4008) between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily November through March, and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily April through October.

Green Practices

  • Waste Reduction/Reuse/Recycling
  • Water Conservation/Wastewater Mgmt Plan
  • Energy Efficiency/Conservation
  • Eco-Friendly Landscape/Facility Design
  • Eco-Friendly Purchasing Practices

Length of Stay

  • Daily site rental

Campground Features

  • Pets allowed in campsite
  • Open in fall
  • Open in winter
  • Secluded campsites

Number/Type of Campsites

  • Number of tent-only sites: 21
  • TOTAL number of campsites: 21

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  1. George H Crosby Manitou State Park - Activities

    7616 Lake County Road 7
    Silver Bay, MN 55614
    Call: (218) 353-8800
    Toll Free: (866) 857-2757

    For those wanting to get off the beaten track, this Minnesota State Park offers the essence of tranquility in the rugged north country. Only backpacking campsites are available. They are located along the cascading Manitou River and along Benson Lake, amidst towering pines and yellow birch. Water is available at the entrance hand pump, but if you plan to drink the river water it must be treated. 23 mi of hiking, 21 campsites and some great snowshoeing trails.

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