George H Crosby Manitou State Park7616 Lake County Road 7
Silver Bay, MN 55614
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 30 reviews
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
Took my daughters (Ages, 20 and 3) on a 3 day backpacking trip at Crosby Manitou. The hike along the river was more rugged and challenging, it was a great for experienced hikers/backpackers. Although...
— vierdz, July 8, 2019
As all of the rest of these parks, another beautiful sight to see! It seemed like a lot of walking but it was also the final of our 3 day weekend.
— Heidi S, August 23, 2018
We went a two couples and had a lot of fun, even with rain about. Did day hikes, especially to falls ..............well worth the hike. We had a lot of mosquitos, but with stuff.....okay. No Bears...
— Steven A, July 11, 2018