Crow Wing State Park

               
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Area and County

Crow Wing County

 

 

 


Size

3,291 acres statutory, 2,308 owned

 
 
Maps

Minnesota DNR All Season Map

 
Park Office

N46 16.384, W94 19.936

 
Hiking Trails

18 miles
0.5 miles interpretive trail
0.3 miles handicapped accessible trail

 
Hunting

No hunting


Ecological Classification

Province

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province
Laurentian Mixed Forest Province

Ecological Classification

Section

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal
Northern Minnesota Drift & Lake Plains

Subsection(s)

Anoka Sand Plain
Pine Moraines & Outwash Plains

Land Type Association(s)

Mississippi Sand Plain

Pillager Sand Plain

St. Croix Moraine

 
Native Plant Communities1

Black Ash - Silver Maple Terrace Forest

Jack Pine - (Bush Honeysuckle) Woodland


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Visits

8/9/2011

   

 

 

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  Northwoods Adventure Crow Wing State Park - Lakeland News at Ten - June 25, 2013
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  Hibernating black bear essentials - Crow Wing State Park - Brainerd Dispatch MN
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Uploaded on Mar 4, 2011

You might think that Crow Wing State Park would be a perfect home for a hibernating bear - and you would be correct. Brian Dirks - and those who tagged along - weren't disappointed: One bear had given birth to two cubs, probably about a month ago.

 
     
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Published on Jul 28, 2012

This is a historic area in Crow Wing State Park, Minnesota. It was a town called Crow Wing years ago. It was a popular fur trading post and hub for Native American travelers.

 
     

 

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Amphibians

wood frog (Rana sylvatica)

wood frog


Birds

Fourteen bird species with conservation status in Minnesota and one tracked species have been seen here:

 

Endangered

Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus)

Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)

 

Threatened

Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)

Wilson’s Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor)

 

Special concern

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea)

Forster’s Tern (Sterna forsteri)

Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla)

Nelson’s Sparrow (Ammodramus nelsoni)

Purple Martin (Progne subis subis)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

Yellow Rail (Coturnicops noveboracensis)

 

Tracked

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird Checklist

 
 

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)

Eastern Wood-peewee (Contopus virens)

Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)

American Robin

Pileated Woodpecker


Fungi and Lichens

Chanterelle (Cantharellus cibarius)

Entomosporium Leaf Spot (Diplocarpon mespili)

False Coral Fungus (Tremellodendron pallidum)

Lobster Mushroom (Hypomyces lactifluorum)

Old Man of the Woods (Strobilomyces strobilaceus)

White False Death Cap (Amanita citrina var. alba)

Old Man of the Woods


Insects and Arachnids

autumn meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum)

cabbage white (Pieris rapae)

Carolina grasshopper (Dissosteira carolina)

chalk-fronted corporal (Ladona julia)

common green darner (Anax junius)

common whitetail (Plathemis lydia)

common wood nymph (Cercyonis pegala)

dog day cicada (Tibicen canicularis)

goldenrod bunch gall midge (Rhopalomyia solidaginis)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

great spangled fritillary (Speyeria cybele)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

Say’s Cicada (Okanagana rimosa)

viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

common green darner

chalk-fronted corporal

great spangled fritillary

monarch


Mammals

American beaver (Castor canadensis)

American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus)

plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius)

American red squirrel


Plants

One plant species with conservation status in Minnesota is found here:

 

Endangered

narrow-leaved pinweed (Lechea tenuifolia)

 
 

University of Minnesota Herbarium Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Black Ash - Silver Maple Terrace Forest FFn57a

Jack Pine - (Bush Honeysuckle) Woodland FDc24a

 
 

 

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American hazel (Corylus americana)

American hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata var. bracteata)

American hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa)

American lopseed (Phryma leptostachya)

American red raspberry (Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus)

American starflower (Lysimachia borealis)

American stickseed (Hackelia deflexa var. americana)

American white waterlily (Nymphaea odorata)

Amur maple (Acer ginnala)

annual fleabane (Erigeron annuus)

asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)

balsam fir (Abies balsamea var. balsamea)

balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)

bigleaf aster (Eurybia macrophylla)

bigtooth aspen (Populus grandidentata)

black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima)

bland sweet cicely (Osmorhiza claytonii)

black medick (Medicago lupulina)

black spruce (Picea mariana)

bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

blue giant hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)

blue spruce (Picea pungens)

blue vervain (Verbena hastata)

bluebead lily (Clintonia borealis)

bouncing bet (Saponaria officinalis)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

broadleaf enchanter’s nightshade (Circaea lutetiana ssp. canadensis)

bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis)

Canadian horseweed (Conyza canadensis)

Canadian tick-trefoil (Desmodium canadense)

candle anemone (Anemone cylindrica)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

common agrimony (Agrimonia gryposepala)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

common plantain (Plantago major)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

creeping bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

early meadow rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

eastern bottlebrush grass (Elymus hystrix)

eastern white pine (Pinus strobus)

field sagewort (Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata)

giant foxtail (Setaria faberi)

glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus)

gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa)

gray goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

green carpetweed (Mollugo verticillata)

grooved yellow flax (Linum sulcatum var. sulcatum)

ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

hairy goldenrod (Solidago hispida)

harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)

heart-leaved four o’clock (Mirabilis nyctaginea)

hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium ssp. angulata)

hoary alyssum (Berteroa incana)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

ironwood (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

jack pine (Pinus banksiana)

Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

large-flowered beardtongue (Penstemon grandiflorus)

large-flowered bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora)

leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula)

mint-leaved bergamot (Monarda fistulosa var. menthifolia)

narrow-leaved hawk’s-beard (Crepis tectorum)

narrow-leaved purple coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

northern lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina ssp. angustum)

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

northern prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)

northern red oak (Quercus rubra)

northern running-pine (Diphasiastrum complanatum)

Norway spruce (Picea abies)

ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

poke milkweed (Asclepias exaltata)

prairie fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

prairie goldenrod (Solidago ptarmicoides)

prairie ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata ssp. fasciculata)

prairie violet (Viola pedatifida var. pedatifida)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

Quebec hawthorn (Crataegus submollis)

rabbit’s foot clover (Trifolium arvense)

red maple (Acer rubrum var. rubrum)

red pine (Pinus resinosa)

roadside agrimony (Agrimonia striata)

rough blazing star (Liatris aspera)

rough-fruited cinquefoil (Potentilla recta)

round-headed bush clover (Lespedeza capitata)

round-lobed hepatica (Anemone americana)

sand dropseed (Sporobolus cryptandrus)

scouring rush horsetail (Equisetum hyemale var. affine)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

silvery cinquefoil (Potentilla argentea)

smooth Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum)

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

spinulose wood fern (Dryopteris carthusiana)

spreading dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium)

starry false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum stellatum)

stiff sunflower (Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. subrhomboideus)

swamp black currant (Ribes lacustre)

swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata)

tall meadow rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

tall thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana)

tall thistle (Cirsium altissimum)

upright carrionflower (Smilax ecirrhata)

Virginia groundcherry (Physalis virginiana var. virginiana)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

western ragweed (Ambrosia psilostachya)

white campion (Silene latifolia ssp. alba)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

white oak (Quercus alba)

white rattlesnake root (Nabalus albus)

white sage (Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana)

white spruce (Picea glauca)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

wild ginger (Asarum canadense)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)

wolfberry (Symphoricarpos occidentalis)

woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca ssp. americana)

yellow goat’s beard (Tragopogon dubius)

yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

 

Abies balsamea var. balsamea (balsam fir)

Acer ginnala (Amur maple)

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Acer rubrum var. rubrum (red maple)

Acer saccharinum (silver maple)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Agastache foeniculum (blue giant hyssop)

Agrimonia gryposepala (common agrimony)

Agrimonia striata (roadside agrimony)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Ambrosia psilostachya (western ragweed)

Amorpha canescens (leadplant)

Amphicarpaea bracteata var. bracteata (American hog peanut)

Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa (American hog peanut)

Andropogon gerardii (big bluestem)

Anemone americana (round-lobed hepatica)

Anemone canadensis (Canada anemone)

Anemone cylindrica (candle anemone)

Anemone virginiana (tall thimbleweed)

Apocynum androsaemifolium (spreading dogbane)

Aquilegia canadensis (wild columbine)

Aralia nudicaulis (wild sarsaparilla)

Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-pulpit)

Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata (field sagewort)

Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana (white sage)

Asarum canadense (wild ginger)

Asclepias exaltata (poke milkweed)

Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata (swamp milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Asparagus officinalis (asparagus)

Athyrium filix-femina ssp. angustum (northern lady fern)

Berteroa incana (hoary alyssum)

Calystegia sepium ssp. angulata (hedge bindweed)

Campanula rapunculoides (creeping bellflower)

Campanula rotundifolia (harebell)

Circaea lutetiana ssp. canadensis (broadleaf enchanter’s nightshade)

Cirsium altissimum (tall thistle)

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle)

Clintonia borealis (bluebead lily)

Conyza canadensis (Canadian horseweed)

Cornus racemosa (gray dogwood)

Corylus americana (American hazel)

Crataegus submollis (Quebec hawthorn)

Crepis tectorum (narrow-leaved hawk’s-beard)

Dalea purpurea var. purpurea (purple prairie clover)

Desmodium canadense (Canadian tick-trefoil)

Diphasiastrum complanatum (northern running-pine)

Dryopteris carthusiana (spinulose wood fern)

Echinacea angustifolia (narrow-leaved purple coneflower)

Elymus canadensis (Canada wildrye)

Elymus hystrix (eastern bottlebrush grass)

Equisetum hyemale var. affine (scouring rush horsetail)

Erigeron annuus (annual fleabane)

Erigeron strigosus (prairie fleabane)

Euphorbia esula (leafy spurge)

Eurybia macrophylla (bigleaf aster)

Fragaria vesca ssp. americana (woodland strawberry)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Frangula alnus (glossy buckthorn)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Galium boreale (northern bedstraw)

Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)

Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy)

Hackelia deflexa var. americana (American stickseed)

Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. subrhomboideus (stiff sunflower)

Lespedeza capitata (round-headed bush clover)

Liatris aspera (rough blazing star)

Linum sulcatum var. sulcatum (grooved yellow flax)

Lysimachia borealis (American starflower)

Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)

Maianthemum stellatum (starry false Solomon’s seal)

Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica (ostrich fern)

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Mirabilis nyctaginea (heart-leaved four o’clock)

Mollugo verticillata (green carpetweed)

Monarda fistulosa var. menthifolia (mint-leaved bergamot)

Nabalus albus (white rattlesnake root)

Nymphaea odorata (American white waterlily)

Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)

Osmorhiza claytonii (bland sweet cicely)

Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana (ironwood)

Oxalis stricta (yellow wood sorrel)

Penstemon grandiflorus (large-flowered beardtongue)

Phryma leptostachya (American lopseed)

Physalis virginiana var. virginiana (Virginia groundcherry)

Picea abies (Norway spruce)

Picea glauca (white spruce)

Picea mariana (black spruce)

Picea pungens (blue spruce)

Pinus banksiana (jack pine)

Pinus resinosa (red pine)

Pinus strobus (eastern white pine)

Plantago major (common plantain)

Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum (smooth Solomon’s seal)

Populus balsamifera (balsam poplar)

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Populus grandidentata (bigtooth aspen)

Potentilla argentea (silvery cinquefoil)

Potentilla recta (rough-fruited cinquefoil)

Quercus alba (white oak)

Quercus ellipsoidalis (northern pin oak)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Quercus rubra (northern red oak)

Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)

Ribes lacustre (swamp black currant)

Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus (American red raspberry)

Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima (black-eyed Susan)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot)

Saponaria officinalis (bouncing bet)

Setaria faberi (giant foxtail)

Silene latifolia ssp. alba (white campion)

Smilax ecirrhata (upright carrionflower)

Solidago hispida (hairy goldenrod)

Solidago nemoralis (gray goldenrod)

Solidago ptarmicoides (prairie goldenrod)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Sporobolus cryptandrus (sand dropseed)

Symphoricarpos occidentalis (wolfberry)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (tall meadow rue)

Thalictrum dioicum (early meadow rue)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Tragopogon dubius (yellow goat’s beard)

Trifolium arvense (rabbit’s foot clover)

Trifolium repens (white clover)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Uvularia grandiflora (large-flowered bellwort)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Verbena hastata (blue vervain)

Vernonia fasciculata ssp. fasciculata (prairie ironweed)

Viola pedatifida var. pedatifida (prairie violet)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Zanthoxylum americanum (northern prickly ash)

American basswood

American hazel

American white waterlily (ssp. tuberosa)

balsam fir

big bluestem

black-eyed Susan

bur oak (var. macrocarpa)

Canada anemone

Canada wildrye

Canadian tick-trefoil

common evening primrose

common mullein

common yarrow

creeping bellflower

eastern bottlebrush grass

giant foxtail

heart-leaved four o’clock

hedge bindweed (ssp. angulata)

large-flowered bellwort

leadplant

narrow-leaved purple coneflower

northern bedstraw

northern prickly ash

poke milkweed

prairie ironweed

purple prairie clover

rough-fruited cinquefoil

round-headed bush clover

silvery cinquefoil

spreading dogbane

stiff sunflower (ssp. subrhomboideus)

swamp milkweed

tall meadow rue

wild columbine

wild geranium

yellow goat’s beard

 


Reptiles

One tracked reptile species has been seen here:

 

Tracked

common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina)

 
 

common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina)

common snapping turtle


 

 

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