Schoolcraft State Park

 

 

     
 
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Size

 
 

222 acres statutory, 147 owned

 
         
 

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9042 Schoolcraft Lane NE
Deer River, MN 56636

N47 13.343, W93 49.062

 
         
 

Hours

 
 

Daily from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.

 
         
 

Fees

 
 

Daily park permit: $7

Annual park permit: $35

 
         
 

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          Cass County  
          Northwest Minnesota  
     
 
Activities
 
 

Hiking Trails

 
 

2 miles

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

No hunting

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Laurentian Mixed Forest Province

   
  Ecological Section    

Northern Minnesota Drift & Lake Plains

   
  Ecological Subsection    

Chippewa Plains

   
  Land Type Association    

Rosey Lake Plain

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Alder - (Maple - Loosestrife) Swamp

Clay/Mud Shore (River)

Red Pine - White Pine Woodland

Red Pine - White Pine Woodland: Balsam Fir Subtype

Sedge Meadow

   
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Red Pine - White Pine Woodland, Balsam Fir Subtype

 
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Sep 2, 2021

A visit to Schoolcraft State park on our quest to visit all of the Minnesota State parks

 
  Schoolcraft State Park Hiking with my daughter
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Jul 18, 2020

In this video I go to Schoolcraft State Park Hiking with my daughter Riley, Schoolcraft state park is 225 acre park that has 2 plus miles of trails for hiking, it is mostly flat and through a virgin pine forrest with the Mississippi River running along one side. It is located west of Grand Rapids, MN in Northern Cass county. The park was named for Henry Rowe Schoolcraft the discoverer of the headwaters of the Mississippi River.

 
 

Mississippi River at Schoolcraft State Park
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Amphibians

 
 

American toad (Anaxyrus americanus)

green frog (Rana clamitans)

mink frog (Rana septentrionalis)

northern leopard frog (Rana pipiens)

  green frog  
 

Birds

 
 

Three bird species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen here:

Special Concern

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist

eBird Field Checklist

 
 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)

Eastern Wood-peewee (Contopus virens)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)

Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)

Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)

Veery (Catharus fuscescens)

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

 

American Robin

Gray Catbird

Red-winged Blackbird

White-breasted Nuthatch

 
 

Fishes

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Fishes List

 
         
 

Fungi and Lichens

 
 

Black Knot (Apiosporina morbosa)

Cinnabar Polypore (Trametes cinnabarina)

  Black Knot  
 

Insects and Arachnids

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Insects List

 
 

American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis)

deer fly (Chrysops sp.)

dot-tailed whiteface (Leucorrhinia intacta)

mustard white (Pieris oleracea)

  mustard white  
 

Mammals

 
 

American beaver (Castor canadensis)

American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

thirteen-lined ground squirrel (Ictidomys tridecemlineatus)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

  thirteen-lined ground squirrel  
 

Plants

 
 

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

Special Concern

St. Lawrence grapefern (Botrychium rugulosum)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Alder - (Maple - Loosestrife) Swamp FPn73a

Clay/Mud Shore (River) RVx54

Red Pine - White Pine Woodland FDn33a

Red Pine - White Pine Woodland: Balsam Fir Subtype FDn33a1

Sedge Meadow WMn82b

     
 

 

alsike clover (Trifolium hybridum)

American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American germander (Teucrium canadense)

American hazel (Corylus americana)

American red raspberry (Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus)

American starflower (Lysimachia borealis)

American vetch (Vicia americana ssp. americana)

American white waterlily (Nymphaea odorata)

Amur maple (Acer ginnala)

asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)

balsam fir (Abies balsamea var. balsamea)

balsam groundsel (Packera paupercula)

beaked hazel (Corylus cornuta var. cornuta)

bearded wheatgrass (Elymus trachycaulus ssp. subsecundus)

bigleaf aster (Eurybia macrophylla)

bigtooth aspen (Populus grandidentata)

bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis)

black bindweed (Fallopia convolvulus)

black spruce (Picea mariana)

black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima)

bland sweet cicely (Osmorhiza claytonii)

bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

blue giant hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)

blue vervain (Verbena hastata var. hastata)

bluebead lily (Clintonia borealis)

broad-leaved arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia)

broad-leaved cattail (Typha latifolia)

bulbet-bearing water hemlock (Cicuta bulbifera)

bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

bunchberry (Cornus canadensis)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. virginiana)

common blue violet (Viola sororia)

common chickweed (Stellaria media)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum racemosum var. racemosum)

common plantain (Plantago major)

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

common tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)

common three-square (Schoenoplectus pungens)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

cream pea (Lathyrus ochroleucus)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

dark green bulrush (Scirpus atrovirens)

dwarf raspberry (Rubus pubescens)

early goldenrod (Solidago juncea)

early meadow-rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

eastern marsh fern (Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens)

eastern white pine (Pinus strobus)

field chickweed (Cerastium arvense)

field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

fragrant bedstraw (Galium triflorum)

fringed brome (Bromus ciliatus)

fringed loosestrife (Lysimachia ciliata)

giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

goldthread (Coptis trifolia)

graceful sedge (Carex gracillima)

greater bladder sedge (Carex intumescens)

greater duckweed (Spirodela polyrrhiza)

green alder (Alnus viridis ssp. crispa)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

hairy hedge nettle (Stachys pilosa var. pilosa)

hairy honeysuckle (Lonicera hirsuta)

harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)

heal-all (Prunella vulgaris var. vulgaris)

hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium ssp. angulata)

hemlock water-parsnip (Sium suave)

hookedspur violet (Viola adunca var. adunca)

interrupted fern (Claytosmunda claytoniana)

jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

lake sedge (Carex lacustris)

long-leaved chickweed (Stellaria longifolia)

lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)

marsh bellflower (Campanula aparinoides)

marsh horsetail (Equisetum palustre)

marsh vetchling (Lathyrus palustris)

meadow horsetail (Equisetum pratense)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

narrow-leaved hawkweed (Hieracium umbellatum)

North American common reed (Phragmites australis ssp. americanus)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

northern blue flag (Iris versicolor)

northern bugleweed (Lycopus uniflorus var. uniflorus)

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

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

northern red oak (Quercus rubra)

ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica)

oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

pagoda dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)

paper birch (Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera)

Parlin’s pussytoes (Antennaria parlinii ssp. fallax)

pearly everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea)

Pennsylvania buttercup (Ranunculus pensylvanicus)

Philadelphia fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus)

prickly tree clubmoss (Dendrolycopodium dendroideum)

purple meadow-rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

quackgrass (Elymus repens)

red baneberry (Actaea rubra ssp. rubra)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

red mulberry (Morus rubra)

red pine (Pinus resinosa)

reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

rose twisted-stalk (Streptopus lanceolatus var. longipipes)

rough bedstraw (Galium asprellum)

rough cinquefoil (Potentilla norvegica)

round-leaved dogwood (Cornus rugosa)

running clubmoss (Lycopodium clavatum)

sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)

sessile-fruited arrowhead (Sagittaria rigida)

sky-blue aster (Symphyotrichum oolentangiense var. oolentangiense)

slender willow (Salix petiolaris)

smooth brome (Bromus inermis)

smooth rose (Rosa blanda var. blanda)

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

speckled alder (Alnus incana ssp. rugosa)

spreading dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium)

staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

swamp candles (Lysimachia terrestris)

swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata)

tall thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana)

tamarack (Larix laricina)

timothy (Phleum pratense)

touch-me-not (Impatiens sp.)

upright carrionflower (Smilax ecirrhata)

variegated yellow pond lily (Nuphar variegata)

water horsetail (Equisetum fluviatile)

water plantain (Alisma sp.)

western blue virgin’s bower (Clematis occidentalis var. occidentalis)

western bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum var. latiusculum)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

white spruce (Picea glauca)

wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

wild leek (Allium tricoccum)

wild mint (Mentha arvensis)

wild oats (Uvularia sessilifolia)

wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)

wood anemone (Anemone quinquefolia var. quinquefolia)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

woodland horsetail (Equisetum sylvaticum)

woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca ssp. americana)

wool grass (Scirpus cyperinus)

 

Abies balsamea var. balsamea (balsam fir)

Acer ginnala (Amur maple)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Actaea rubra ssp. rubra (red baneberry)

Agastache foeniculum (blue giant hyssop)

Alisma sp. (water plantain)

Allium tricoccum (wild leek)

Alnus incana ssp. rugosa (speckled alder)

Alnus viridis ssp. crispa (green alder)

Anaphalis margaritacea (pearly everlasting)

Anemone canadensis (Canada anemone)

Anemone quinquefolia var. quinquefolia (wood anemone)

Anemone virginiana (tall thimbleweed)

Antennaria parlinii ssp. fallax (Parlin’s pussytoes)

Apocynum androsaemifolium (spreading dogbane)

Aquilegia canadensis (wild columbine)

Aralia nudicaulis (wild sarsaparilla)

Arisaema triphyllum (jack-in-the-pulpit)

Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata (swamp milkweed)

Asparagus officinalis (asparagus)

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

Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera (paper birch)

Bromus ciliatus (fringed brome)

Bromus inermis (smooth brome)

Calystegia sepium. ssp. angulata (hedge bindweed)

Campanula aparinoides (marsh bellflower)

Campanula rotundifolia (harebell)

Carex gracillima (graceful sedge)

Carex intumescens (greater bladder sedge)

Carex lacustris (lake sedge)

Carya cordiformis (bitternut hickory)

Cerastium arvense (field chickweed)

Cicuta bulbifera (bulbet-bearing water hemlock)

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle)

Clematis occidentalis var. occidentalis (western blue virgin’s bower)

Clintonia borealis (bluebead lily)

Coptis trifolia (goldthread)

Cornus alternifolia (pagoda dogwood)

Cornus canadensis (bunchberry)

Cornus rugosa (round-leaved dogwood)

Corylus americana (American hazel)

Corylus cornuta var. cornuta (beaked hazel)

Dendrolycopodium dendroideum (prickly tree clubmoss)

Elymus repens (quackgrass)

Elymus trachycaulus ssp. subsecundus (bearded wheatgrass)

Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)

Equisetum fluviatile (water horsetail)

Equisetum palustre (marsh horsetail)

Equisetum pratense (meadow horsetail)

Equisetum sylvaticum (woodland horsetail)

Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus (Philadelphia fleabane)

Eurybia macrophylla (bigleaf aster)

Fallopia convolvulus (black bindweed)

Fragaria vesca ssp. americana (woodland strawberry)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium asprellum (rough bedstraw)

Galium boreale (northern bedstraw)

Galium triflorum (fragrant bedstraw)

Hieracium umbellatum (narrow-leaved hawkweed)

Impatiens sp. (touch-me-not)

Iris versicolor (northern blue flag)

Larix laricina (tamarack)

Lathyrus ochroleucus (cream pea)

Lathyrus palustris (marsh vetchling)

Leucanthemum vulgare (oxeye daisy)

Lonicera hirsuta (hairy honeysuckle)

Lycopodium clavatum (running clubmoss)

Lycopus americanus (American bugleweed)

Lycopus uniflorus var. uniflorus (northern bugleweed)

Lysimachia borealis (American starflower)

Lysimachia ciliata (fringed loosestrife)

Lysimachia terrestris (swamp candles)

Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)

Maianthemum racemosum var. racemosum (common false Solomon’s seal)

Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica (ostrich fern)

Mentha arvensis (wild mint)

Morus rubra (red mulberry)

Nuphar variegata (variegated yellow pond lily)

Nymphaea odorata (American white waterlily)

Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)

Osmorhiza claytonii (bland sweet cicely)

Claytosmunda claytoniana (interrupted fern)

Packera paupercula (balsam groundsel)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass)

Phleum pratense (timothy)

Phragmites australis ssp. americanus (North American common reed)

Picea glauca (white spruce)

Picea mariana (black spruce)

Pinus resinosa (red pine)

Pinus strobus (eastern white pine)

Plantago major (common plantain)

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

Populus grandidentata (bigtooth aspen)

Potentilla norvegica (rough cinquefoil)

Prunella vulgaris var. vulgaris (heal-all)

Prunus virginiana var. virginiana (chokecherry)

Pteridium aquilinum var. latiusculum (western bracken fern)

Quercus ellipsoidalis (northern pin oak)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Quercus rubra (northern red oak)

Ranunculus pensylvanicus (Pennsylvania buttercup)

Rhus typhina (staghorn sumac)

Rosa blanda var. blanda (smooth rose)

Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus (American red raspberry)

Rubus pubescens (dwarf raspberry)

Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima (black-eyed Susan)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Sagittaria latifolia (broad-leaved arrowhead)

Sagittaria rigida (sessile-fruited arrowhead)

Salix petiolaris (slender willow)

Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot)

Schoenoplectus pungens (common three-square)

Scirpus atrovirens (dark green bulrush)

Scirpus cyperinus (wool grass)

Sium suave (hemlock water-parsnip)

Smilax ecirrhata (upright carrionflower)

Solidago gigantea (giant goldenrod)

Solidago juncea (early goldenrod)

Spirodela polyrrhiza (greater duckweed)

Stachys pilosa var. pilosa (hairy hedge nettle)

Stellaria longifolia (long-leaved chickweed)

Stellaria media ssp. media (common chickweed)

Streptopus lanceolatus var. longipipes (rose twisted-stalk)

Symphyotrichum oolentangiense var. oolentangiense (sky-blue aster)

Tanacetum vulgare (common tansy)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Teucrium canadense (American germander)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (purple meadow-rue)

Thalictrum dioicum (early meadow-rue)

Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens (eastern marsh fern)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Trifolium hybridum (alsike clover)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Trifolium repens (white clover)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Typha latifolia (broad-leaved cattail)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Uvularia sessilifolia (wild oats)

Vaccinium angustifolium (lowbush blueberry)

Verbena hastata var. hastata (blue vervain)

Vicia americana ssp. americana (American vetch)

Viola adunca var. adunca (hookedspur violet)

Viola sororia (common blue violet)

 

alsike clover

American germander

American starflower

American white waterlily (ssp. tuberosa)

asparagus

beaked hazel

bloodroot

bluebead lily

broad-leaved arrowhead

Canada anemone

common blue violet

common strawberry

common yarrow

dark green bulrush

early meadow-rue

eastern white pine

fringed loosestrife

harebell

heal-all

hedge bindweed

lowbush blueberry

marsh bellflower

northern bedstraw

northern blue flag

oxeye daisy

pearly everlasting

Philadelphia fleabane

red baneberry

red pine

rough cinquefoil

smooth rose

swamp milkweed

tall thimbleweed

variegated yellow pond lily

western blue virgin’s bower

wild columbine

wild leek

wild mint

wood anemone

woodland strawberry

 

 

 

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