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Savanna Portage State Park

State Park, Provincial Park, or Protected Area
Greg Pesall

Walk back in time along the Savanna Portage trail - a key link for voyageurs and fur traders as they worked the network of Midwest trade routes 200 years ago. The trail connects the East and West Savanna Rivers by traversing six miles of marsh, swamp and thick forest which took an average of five days to complete. Today, the historic trail is preserved along with 15,818 acres of beautiful Minnesota wilderness. The park's 22 miles of hiking trails offer you the chance to see deer, bear, moose, coyote and wolf along with a diversity of bird and plant life. In summer while camping in one of the 61 semi-modern campsites, five backpack sites or two canoe-in sites you'll likely hear loons calling and slip away in the serenity of the park. The lakes within the park offer good northern, bass, panfish and trout fishing and the Loon Lake beach makes for a great place to cool down on a warm summer day. Ten miles of trails are designated for mountain bike use and you can rent boats, motors, canoes, kayaks and fishing equipment at the park. Savanna Portage State Park is also a great place to visit in winter. Thirty-six miles of snowmobile trails will connect you to the rest of Minnesota's 22,000-mile snowmobile trail network and twelve miles of trail are groomed for cross-country skiing. If that's not enough to keep you, your family and friends busy while at Savannah Portage State Park, you can hike the Continental Divide Trail where water on the east side of the trail will spill into the St. Lawrence Seaway while water on the west side flows south to the Gulf of Mexico.

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Recreational Opportunities

Camping, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, swimming, playground, canoeing, kayaking, sight-seeing, wildlife-watching, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, sand volleyball court, horseshoes and more. Boats, motors, canoes, kayaks, fishing equipment and kids activity bags can be rented at the park.

Accessibility Notes

Parts of the park are accessible. For more information, call the park at 218-426-3271.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are welcome in Minnesota State Parks. They must be accompanied at all times, on a six-foot leash and cleaned up after.


Seasons Accessible

The park is open year-round. Office hours will vary with the seasons.


Standard Minnesota State Park fees apply. Current pricing for vehicle permits, camping and other amenities can be found at

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