George H. Crosby Manitou State Park

               
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Area and County

Lake County

 

 

 


Size

6,159 acres statutory, 5,831 owned

 
 
Maps

Minnesota DNR All Season Map

 
Parking

Interpretive Sign
N47 28.713, W91 7.163

 
Hiking Trails

24 miles

 
Hunting

About half of the park is open to all hunting but no trapping. See Hunting and Trapping Regulations (MN DNR) for details.


Ecological Classification

Province

Laurentian Mixed Forest Province

Ecological Classification

Section

Northern Superior Uplands

Subsection(s)

North Shore Highlands

Land Type Association(s)

North Shore Till Plain

Sawtooth Mountain Bedrock Complex

 
Native Plant Communities1

Alder - (Maple - Loosestrife) Swamp

Aspen - Birch Forest: Balsam Fir Subtype

Aspen - Birch Forest: Hardwood Subtype

Beaver Wetland Complex

Bedrock Shrubland (Inland)

Bedrock Shrubland (Lake Superior)

Black Ash - Aspen - Balsam Poplar Swamp (Northeastern)

Crystalline Bedrock Outcrop (Northern)

Dry Mafic Cliff (Northern)

Dry Open Talus (Northern)

Dry Scrub Talus (Northern)

Exposed Mafic Cliff (Lake Superior)

Graminoid Poor Fen (Basin)

Low Shrub Poor Fen

Lowland White Cedar Forest (North Shore)

Mesic Mafic Cliff (Northern)

Northern Mesic Mixed Forest

Paper Birch - Sugar Maple Forest (North Shore)

Poor Black Spruce Swamp

Poor Tamarack - Black Spruce Swamp

Sugar Maple Forest (North Shore)

Upland White Cedar Forest

Wet Mafic Cliff (Northern)

White Cedar - Yellow Birch Forest

White Pine - Red Pine Forest

Young Forest Complex


Ownership Minnesota DNR logo        
 
Links

Minnesota DNR


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Visits

5/26/2011

   

 

 

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  Crosby Manitou State Park Part 1
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Published on Jul 6, 2012

Overnight backpack and hammock camp at campsite 13. I take you along my hike. I imported my camera clips directly to my iPad for this and used iMovie solely instead my computer. Much easier and quicker.

 
     
  Crosby Manitou State Park Part 2
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Published on Jul 7, 2012

Arriving at camp, gear talk and photo slides.

 
     
  W4F - Webisode #6 "Manitou State Park" Tips on Fishing, Camping & Hiking
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Published on Sep 16, 2013

Ken Tanaka of Wish4Fish takes you to George H. Crosby Manitou State Park in Northern Minnesota. Tips on Fly Fishing, Camping and Hiking. Shows you how to build a campfire. As well as other tip that you help you have a successful trip next time you go out there.

 
     
  The Hill of Death
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Uploaded on Aug 11, 2009

In which we amble down the Hill of Death on the path we took to leave our dear campsite. Campsite #9 at George H. Crosby Manitou State Park on the North Shore of Minnesota. If you stay in campsite 9, be warned.

 
     
  Field Testing Team Realtree Energy Drink
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Published on May 7, 2012

Supertaster takes an outdoor energy drink made by the Realtree camouflage folks out to Minnesota's George H. Crosby-Manitou state park for a trial run.

 
     
  Autumn Leaves 2011
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Uploaded on Nov 8, 2011

Falling leaves along the Manitou River at George H Crosby Manitou State Park in Northern Minnesota. Taken on a hike 10-9-2011

 
     

 

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Birds

American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)

American Bittern


 

 

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Birds

One tracked species has been seen here:

 

Tracked

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist


Plants

Eight plant species with conservation status in Minnesota and one species on the watch list are found here:

 

Threatened

alpine woodsia (Woodsia alpina)

Braun’s hollyfern (Polystichum braunii)

longleaf arnica (Arnica lonchophylla)

smooth woodsia (Woodsia glabella)

 

Special concern

Douglas hawthorn (Crataegus douglasii)

intermediate sedge (Carex media)

Mingan moonwort (Botrychium minganense)

snowline wintergreen (Pyrola minor)

 

Watch list

St. Lawrence bladderfern (Cystopteris laurentiana)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Alder - (Maple - Loosestrife) Swamp FPn73a

Aspen - Birch Forest: Balsam Fir Subtype FDn43b1

Aspen - Birch Forest: Hardwood Subtype FDn43b2

Bedrock Shrubland (Inland) ROn23a

Bedrock Shrubland (Lake Superior) ROn23b

Black Ash - Aspen - Balsam Poplar Swamp (Northeastern) WFn55a

Crystalline Bedrock Outcrop (Northern) ROn12b

Dry Mafic Cliff (Northern) CTn11a

Dry Open Talus (Northern) CTn12a

Dry Scrub Talus (Northern) CTn24a

Exposed Mafic Cliff (Lake Superior) CTu22a

Graminoid Poor Fen (Basin) APn91b

Low Shrub Poor Fen APn91a

Lowland White Cedar Forest (North Shore) WFn53a

Mesic Mafic Cliff (Northern) CTn32a

Northern Mesic Mixed Forest FDn43

Paper Birch - Sugar Maple Forest (North Shore) MHn45a

Poor Black Spruce Swamp APn81a

Poor Tamarack - Black Spruce Swamp APn81b

Sugar Maple Forest (North Shore) MHn45c

Upland White Cedar Forest FDn43c

Wet Mafic Cliff (Northern) CTn42a

White Cedar - Yellow Birch Forest MHn45b

White Pine - Red Pine Forest FDn43a


 

 

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