By Jim Umhoefer
Crow Wing County. About 9 miles south of Brainerd on Highway 371. Park entrance is on County 27, 1 mile west of Highway 371. Highway map index: G-12.
Indian battles, voyageurs and a ghost town provide a colorful historical backdrop for today's explorers at Crow Wing State Park. Located at the confluence of the Crow Wing and Mississippi rivers, the park's name derives from the wing-shaped island that seems to guard the junction of the two rivers. The Indian name for the Crow Wing River was "ka-gi-wig-wan" ("raven's wing").