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Beautiful campground on the Mississippi

Schoolcraft is located in a beautiful stand of CCC planted Norway (red) pine. This is a somewhat... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Mike B
Deer River, Minnesota
Great Hike, but holy deer skat!

We visiting the park an early spring and it was a little wet and saturated. The road into the park... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
Winona, Minnesota
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Reviewed 18 July 2018

Schoolcraft is a very rustic, small campground on the Mississippi River between Grand Rapids and Deer River MN. The sites are small but in nice grass areas. Bathrooms are rustic outhouse style but clean. The grounds are way out in the wilderness on a dirt...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Schoolcraft is located in a beautiful stand of CCC planted Norway (red) pine. This is a somewhat primitive campground. There are some pull through sites.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Mike B
Reviewed 27 June 2017

I visited Schoolcraft after reading the other reviews. I have 2 dogs that get dog aggressive when they see other dogs so I was looking forward to actually being able to bring them hiking with me. We had the place to ourselves and we had...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

We visiting the park an early spring and it was a little wet and saturated. The road into the park was good up until a sharp turn that proved to be pretty muddy and we almost got stuck. Something to keep in mind if you...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Sid_and_Roxy
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This would be a great place for a large family reunion the campsites are very level however it didn't look like they had electric hookups. I took my dog for a walk here and some of the trails were blocked by downed trees as they...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Heather H
Reviewed 14 August 2015

We stopped here on our quest to complete all state park Hiking Club Trails. This one is a short hike under 2 miles and flat. The trail was well maintained. The trail circles the park along the Mississippi River. If you had a canoe there...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Chris K
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Lots of bugs but few people at this desolate, primitive campground. Not too many shade sites. Water is on-site. Bathrooms. Little else. There is a decent boat landing. Lots of trails for skiing in the winter and birding. No host or office is manned on...More

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank will1494
Reviewed 28 August 2014

I came here for the Hiking club trail and I really liked the park. It had a certain charisma and charaecter to it that many other parks are lacking. I came on Sunday and saw no one else there. The park features the confluence of...More

Date of experience: August 2014
3  Thank Justin B
Reviewed 9 July 2013

We needed a place to park late at night and sleep to take a break from the driving for our trip. It was easy to find this state park in the middle of the night. Left right away in the morning. Very small park. No...More

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank Becky S
Reviewed 8 July 2013

Very nice little park, right on the Mississippi River. We were only one of four groups in the whole park. It has a nice boat landing. The camp sites were large enough to fit a small motor home. Nice hiking trails.

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank chris h
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