Big Bog State Recreation Area 

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Big Bog State Recreation Area

55716 Highway 72 NE
Box 428
Waskish, MN 56685
(866) 857-2757 (Toll Free)

At Waskish, just south of the bridge.

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Big Bog State Recreation Area has been called Minnesota's last true wilderness. The 500-square mile peat bog is the largest in the lower 48 states. A mile-long boardwalk enables visitors to get a first-hand look at the unique plant and animal life of this rare resource. From orchids to carnivorous plants to rare birds, visitors will see a mixture of fascinating and rare resources. Fishing is excellent at this recreation area. Walleye and trophy northern pike are plentiful.

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Reservations: or 1-866-857-2757.


Park permits: $35 annual, $26 second vehicle, $12 handicapped, or $7 daily. Camping fees are separate.

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