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Location: Waskish, MN (MN 72) appx 60 mi N of Bemidji.  North and South units are 9 miles apart

Lodging: drive-in campground, 5 camper cabins

Activities: boating, hiking, swimming

Lake/River: Upper Red Lake, Tamarac River

Special Attractions: mile long bogwalk, historic fish hatchery, fire tower

Big Bog DNR

Visited in June 2008. This park is obviously oriented towards boating. The lake isn't very attractive as far as photography goes. The southern unit includes the campground (which appeared very full) and the beach/picnic area. There is also a short interpretive trail. They also moved a fire tower there as well, which wasn't there when I visited. The northern unit is the mile long bog walk. There are signs along the way explaining the history of the area as well as about bogs. The trail before the walkway begins is about a half-mile around Ludlow Pond- an old gravel pit.

Upper Red Lake

Ludlow Pond at the northern unit

Bog Laurel

I think this might be where they tried to put a road through a long time ago according to the sign.