SEBEKA PUBLIC POOL
The pool is a popular attraction during the months of June,
July, and August. It provides a nice break from the summer
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PARKS & TRAILS
One of the most beautiful recreational areas in this part
of the state is the Crow Wing River. The river flows
the Crow Wing Lakes, leading eventually to the Mississippi
River at Brainerd The Crow Wing Canoe Trail is one of
19 designated Canoe and Boating Route Rivers in Minnesota.
river is an excellent place for canoeing, whether for
just one day or several days. From the original beginning
of the canoe trail on the Crow Wing at the Blueberry
northeast of Menahga, 16 public campsites are located
at convenient intervals. No dams or portages Obstruct
portion of the
Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy a leisurely day
canoeing down the clear water of the Crow Wing River. An
can be seen in and along the river, including deer,
bear, and smaller animals such as raccoon, otter, mink,
beaver and muskrat.
As part of the Mississippi Flyway, the area also
hosts one of the largest varieties of birds to be found anywhere
continental United States.
Shell City Campground
Shell City Campground is located on the Shell River
which runs into the Crow Wing Rivers and is the first
original canoe trail. This historic 60 acre site
was one of the flourishing settlements of Shell City
factory that made buttons from the clams in the river,
a hotel, a stagecoach barn and numerous other establishments.
are all that remain, except for faint trails from
the wagons carrying wheat from the Hubbard prairie. State
Tree Farm Landing
Tree Farm Landing is a secluded, sheltered site that
is home to the beautiful Pasque flower, as well
as a multitude
wild flowers to be found along the hiking trails
in the 2,000 acre Northwest Tree Farm that surrounds
Landing consists of a 20-acre picnic and camping
area. County maintained.
Huntersville Township Campsite is a unique split-level
campsite located approximately midway in the Huntersville
and within easy walking distance to the pioneer
settlement of Huntersville. Numerous wild berries,
blueberries can be found in the area.
Huntersville Township for public recreation, a small
campsite and picnic area with toilets and
a well. County maintained.
Big Bend Campsite
Big Bend Campsite is a remote, wilderness spot
only accessible by river. A good spot to test
Huntersville Forest campsite is a favorite swimming
area. A multitude of trails converge at this
located in the area the Ojibwa Indians called "Hunters
is home to numerous white-tail deer, ruffed
grouse and other game. State Forestry maintained.
A pioneer homesteader settled at this Indian
crossing. Anderson's Crossing is particularly
it is located where the
Butterfield rapids begin. A wonderful place
to camp over and listen to the happy sounds
are fun but not dangerous. Site includes 113
acres. County maintained.
Stigman's Mound is a picnic area complete with
a shelter, located at Nimrod. The Nimrod
little park in
honor of a former major league pitcher. Dick
Stigman, who was raised in Nimrod. No overnight
picnic grounds are stores where you can obtain
supplies. County maintained.
Frame's Landing Campsite is located one mile
below Stigman's Mound, and named for one
of Nimrod's first settlers.
There are foundations to remind us that this
of one of the CCC Camps that were established
after WWII. Fourteen
acre campsite. County maintained.
Little White Dog was once used by the Native
Americans for ceremonies honoring their deities because
its high banks afforded an excellent lookout.
It was then known as "Little
Round Hill." At this Indian lookout
point you have a beautiful view of the river.
Knob Hill is another split-level campsite,
and the intermittent rapids end here. A
of young jack pines re-growth
from a forest fire make this 105-acre site
seem even more secluded. County maintained.
Cottingham Park has a boat landing and
a canoe landing. Easy access by tarred
for a spur
of the moment
picnic. A hiking
trail leads south to Bullard Bluff Campsite,
and is ideal for spotting various wild
birds. County maintained.
Bullard Bluff Campsite was known as "Hog Haven" in
early history of the county. There were
numerous wild pigs which grew fat on the acorns from
oaks in this area.
It is one of the more secluded campsites.
Four miles south of the campsite are Indian mounds and
to be an
Indian crossing. The county maintains this
Indian Mounds is a point of interest to those
interested in early history of the area.
It is not developed
for camping and campfires are not permitted
here, in respect
Americans buried here. It is an interesting
stop with more trails to hike in this scenic,
Old Wadena County Park
Old Wadena" was first platted in 1857, and was the
site of the first farm, first post office, and many other "firsts" in
Wadena County. The old Red River ox
Cart Trail crosses at the site. The trail and the Old
are on the
Register of Historic Places. Rustic
camping facilities and many hiking trails are available
at the site.
McGivern Park is the ending point of
the organized Wadena County Crow
you can continue
Motley, Pillager or the Crow Wing
State Park near Brainerd, where the Crow
River. It is another site with many
signs of the struggles among
the Native Americans, including rifle
pits and lookouts. The park
has picnic tables, a shelter, and
a rifle range on 40 acres. County maintained.