It is like a whole different world in October in Minnesota State Parks. If you camp, no doubt at some point you have spent time in a State Park. There are plenty to choose from, one is close by, and they do have some of the most scenic places to visit. Of course due to all those reasons they also tend to be very popular, therefore you will be camping with plenty of people. However that is not always the case, for example we wrapped up our camping season this past weekend, with a very quiet time at Bear Head Lake State Park.
Recently voted America’s favorite park, this park is located between Tower and Ely and boasts miles of hiking trails and some undeveloped lakes. Sunday morning I took a walk through the campground and here is what I came across: 1 red fox, 1 muskrat, 2 grouse, 3 deer, 1 chipmunk, and 2 people. If the weather stays mild the next few weeks, make time to get in one more camping trip…the quiet you find will be well worth the effort.