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


Ownership

 
Links

Minnesota DNR


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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 (Lithobates sylvaticus)

wood frog


Birds

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

Endangered – Horned Grebe, Loggerhead Shrike

Threatened – Common Tern, Wilson’s Phalarope

Special concern – American White Pelican, Cerulean Warbler, Forster’s Tern, Louisiana Waterthrush, Nelson’s Sparrow, Purple Martin, Red-shouldered Hawk, Short-eared Owl, Trumpeter Swan, Yellow Rail

Tracked – Northern Bald Eagle


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 nephala)

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 red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

Canadian beaver (Castor canadensis canadensis)

eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus)

plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius)

American red squirrel

 

 

 


Plants

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

Endangered – narrow-leaved pinweed


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)

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 (Trientalis 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)

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

common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina var. serpentina)

common snapping turtle


 

 

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