George H Crosby Manitou State Park7616 Co Hwy 7
Finland, MN 55603
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.Get Directions
Come to this north-country wilderness park where waterfalls cascade through a volcanic canyon surrounded by majestic forest. The trails in the park are carved through a forest of fir, cedar, spruce, and northern hardwoods. Although the trails are steep and challenging for hikers and backpackers, they offer spectacular views. Try your hand at fishing for the chance to catch trout and splake in Benson Lake. There are secluded campsites along the cascading Manitou River and Benson Lake for backpackers only. The remote sites range from 1/4 to 4-1/2 miles from the parking area. All have water sources near them (water must be treated or filtered).
Hours & DatesPhone reservations can be made by calling 866-857-2757 (TTY: 952-936-4008) Apr–Sep, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Daily; Oct–Mar, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon – Fri and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat & Sun CT.
- Daily camping maximum: $23.00
- Daily camping minimum: $15.00
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
- Hiking trail
- Lake/river access (boat ramp)
- Eco-friendly landscape/facility design
- Eco-friendly purchasing practices
- Energy efficiency/conservation
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- Water conservation/wastewater management plan
Number/Type of Campsites
- Number of tent-only sites: 21
- Total number of campsites: 21
- Pets allowed in campsite
- Secluded campsites
- State Parks Campgrounds
Length of Stay
- Daily site rental
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 33 reviews
This park is a little ways off the beaten path. It is about 15 miles off of MN 61 and the last 6 miles are all on a gravel road. We hiked the middle trail to get to the Cascades Waterfall. This trail...
— BVELock, August 17, 2020
From the parking lot to the falls is a moderately difficult hike due to terrain and steps, but absolutely natural and beautiful. And there is this amazing tree...
— JonMplwd, August 14, 2020
I read some of the reviews of this place after having had my first experience in here. I am writing this because I sense there are two extremes in the reviews: (1) this is the best place for...
— MooreMN612, June 28, 2020
We decided to try this place, figuring as a state park it had to have something kind of good. It is GREAT! While it is mainly developed for backpack-in campers, you can enjoy it for a day hike, too...
— Jeanette E, August 14, 2019
Took the kids on their first backpack trip. This is a perfect starter place. We stayed at site 14. Keep in mind this isn't really "rouging it", I mean, you get a fire pit, logs to sit on, flat tent...
— CleverHippo, August 10, 2019