Sebeka Recreation & Tourism

The pool is a popular attraction during the months of June, July, and August. It provides a nice break from the summer heat.

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One of the most beautiful recreational areas in this part of the state is the Crow Wing River. The river flows south from 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.

The river is an excellent place for canoeing, whether for just one day or several days. From the original beginning point of the canoe trail on the Crow Wing at the Blueberry Bridge northeast of Menahga, 16 public campsites are located at convenient intervals. No dams or portages Obstruct this portion of the river.

Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy a leisurely day canoeing down the clear water of the Crow Wing River. An abundance of wildlife 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 in the 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 campsite on the original canoe trail. This historic 60 acre site was one of the flourishing settlements of Shell City which boasted a button factory that made buttons from the clams in the river, a hotel, a stagecoach barn and numerous other establishments. Foundations are all that remain, except for faint trails from the wagons carrying wheat from the Hubbard prairie. State Forestry maintained.

Tree Farm Landing
Tree Farm Landing is a secluded, sheltered site that is home to the beautiful Pasque flower, as well as a multitude of other wild flowers to be found along the hiking trails in the 2,000 acre Northwest Tree Farm that surrounds the site. Tree Farm Landing consists of a 20-acre picnic and camping area. County maintained.

Huntersville Township Campsite
Huntersville Township Campsite is a unique split-level campsite located approximately midway in the Huntersville State Forest, and within easy walking distance to the pioneer settlement of Huntersville. Numerous wild berries, including blueberries can be found in the area.

Owned by 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 your camping skills. State maintained.

Huntersville Forest
Huntersville Forest campsite is a favorite swimming area. A multitude of trails converge at this site, centrally located in the area the Ojibwa Indians called "Hunters Paradise," and is home to numerous white-tail deer, ruffed grouse and other game. State Forestry maintained.

Anderson's Crossing
A pioneer homesteader settled at this Indian crossing. Anderson's Crossing is particularly neat because it is located where the Butterfield rapids begin. A wonderful place to camp over and listen to the happy sounds of the water. The intermittent rapids are fun but not dangerous. Site includes 113 acres. County maintained.

Stigman's Mound
Stigman's Mound is a picnic area complete with a shelter, located at Nimrod. The Nimrod Grange established this little park in honor of a former major league pitcher. Dick Stigman, who was raised in Nimrod. No overnight camping. Within site of the picnic grounds are stores where you can obtain supplies. County maintained.

Frame's Landing Campsite
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 was the location of one of the CCC Camps that were established after WWII. Fourteen acre campsite. County maintained.

Little White Dog
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. County maintained.

Knob Hill
Knob Hill is another split-level campsite, and the intermittent rapids end here. A thick stand of  young jack pines  re-growth from a forest fire make this 105-acre site seem even more secluded. County maintained.

Cottingham Park
Cottingham Park has a boat landing and a canoe landing. Easy access by tarred road for a spur of the moment picnic. A hiking trail leads south to Bullard Bluff Campsite, and is ideal for spotting various wild flowers and birds. County maintained.

Bullard Bluff Campsite
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 the many oaks in this area. It is one of the more secluded campsites. Four miles south of the campsite are Indian mounds and what used to be an Indian crossing. The county maintains this 80acre campsite.

Indian Mounds
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 for the Native Americans buried here. It is an interesting stop with more trails to hike in this scenic, restful area.

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 Wadena District are on the National Register of Historic Places. Rustic camping facilities and many hiking trails are available at the site. County maintained.

McGivern Park
McGivern Park is the ending point of the organized Wadena County Crow Wing Canoe Trail. However, you can continue further, to Motley, Pillager or the Crow Wing State Park near Brainerd, where the Crow Wing River flows into the Mississippi 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.