Big Bog State Recreation Area55716 Highway 72 NE
Waskish, MN 56685
At Waskish, just south of the bridge.Get Directions
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.
Hours & DatesReservations: www.stayatmnparks.com or 1-866-857-2757.
Park permits: $35 annual, $26 second vehicle, $12 handicapped, or $7 daily. Camping fees are separate.
- Open in fall
- Open in winter
On-Site Facilities & Services
- Located on a lake or river
- Bicycle rental
- Canoes or kayaks available
- Dock space/slips/mooring buoys
- Lake/river access (boat ramp)
- Snowmobile trail (groomed)
- Swimming beach
Number/Type of Campsites
- Number of camping cabins: 5
- Number of RV/trailer-only sites: 26
- Total number of campsites: 31
- Camping accessible to people with disabilities
- Flush toilets in campground
- Hot showers in campground
- Pets allowed in campsite
- Pull-through sites
- State Parks Campgrounds
Length of Stay
- Daily site rental
There isn't much going on in Waskish so unless you like to fish, this may not be the park for you. That being said, the fishing on the river and upper red are pretty good depending on the time of...
— BigMinnie, June 4, 2015
We stayed two nights in a camper cabin here in Big Bog. The cabin was very nice and roomy. We enjoyed being so close to Upper Red Lake. There is not as much to do here as there is in other state...
— Corinne L, June 28, 2014
We just got back as I am typing! My husband, his family, and a couple of my brother stayed at their cabins. Don't be fool by the size. It looks small but once you get in, it's very roomy. Looks...
— Maity T, September 23, 2012