Closed For Special Hunt


Scenic State Park

Scenic State Park will be closed for two weeks during a special resource management deer hunt this fall.

Scenic will be closed from Nov. 7-22, along with seven other Minnesota State Parks elsewhere in Minnesota.

Five northeastern Minnesota parks will have limited access during the hunt: Gooseberry Falls (Nov. 7-22), Jay Cooke (Dec. 5-9), Savanna Portage (Nov. 14-18), Split Rock Lighthouse (Nov. 7-22) and Tettegouche (Nov. 7-22).  Gooseberry Falls, Split Rock Lighthouse and Tettegouche state parks will remain open to the public and closed to hunting south and east of Highway 61.

At Jay Cooke State Park, the campground, River Inn and Swinging Bridge will remain open to the public and closed to hunting.

At Savanna Portage State Park, areas that will remain open to the public and closed to hunting include the Loon Lake Day Use area and the boat accesses at Lake Shumway, Savanna Lake and Wolf Lake.

Judge C.R. Magney, Schoolcraft, Soudan Underground Mine will also have special hunts on November, but no closures.

Partial closures will also be in place at Savanna Portage (Oct. 24-25) and Tettegouche (Oct. 17-18) for special youth deer hunts.

All park visitors should be aware of the special hunts, and should wear blaze orange or brightly colored clothing if they plan to visit a park during a special hunt. Visitors should check for hunt-related information at the park office during these time periods and look for signage related to the hunt.

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