Big Bog State Recreation Area Maps

Waskish, MN

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Big Bog State Recreation Area Description

Big Bog State Recreation Area has been called Minnesota's last true wilderness. This two-part recreation area includes a northern unit and a southern unit. The 500-square-mile peat bog, the largest in the lower 48 states, is located in the northern unit. A mile-long boardwalk, completed in 2005, enables visitors to get a first-hand look at the unique plant and animal life of this rare resource. The bog, which has long been a source of medicinal plants for the Ojibwe Indians, represented a barrier to European settlers who tried in vain to drain it. Today, many of the native plants, including ye

: 48.171, -94.513
: 9,459 acres (38.28 km²)
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: Big Bog State Recreation Area