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      Abandoned by mining companies more than 30 years ago, this area of former mining pits and rock deposit stockpiles now boasts regenerated vegetation and clear lakes that draw a wide range of recreation enthusiasts. Twenty-five miles of natural shoreline can be explored by boat or canoe and anglers can cast a line for trout, northern, bass, crappie, or sunfish.

      As one of Minnesota's newest State Recreation Areas, Cuyuna's 5,000 acres are mostly undeveloped.

      Park Highlights
      * Camping
      * Trout Fishing
      * Canoeing
      * Mountain Biking
      * Scuba Diving
      * Fat Biking


      Office Hours

      Best time to contact the park:

      Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

      Contact

      307 3rd Street
      Ironton, MN 56455

      tel: 218-546-5926

      fax: 218-546-7369

      email: cuyuna.statepark@state.mn.us

      Getting There

      The recreation area is located near the communities of Crosby and Ironton.

      GPS coordinates:
      Office: N46° 28.723' W93° 58.597'
      Portsmouth Campground: N46° 29.036' W93° 59.563'
      Miner's Mountain Rally Center: N46° 29.06' W93° 59.563'
      Yurts: N46° 29.977' W93° 56.686'
      source: MN DNR
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      Yawkey Unit Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      DIRECTIONS FROM THE WEST (HWY 210)
      * Easterly on US Highway 10 to Motley, MN
      * Continue easterly along MN Highway 210 to Ironton, MN
      * Turn left onto Irene Avenue N/County Road 30 (Ironton water tower to right)
      * Continue to Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area entrance

      DIRECTIONS FROM THE EAST (HWY 210)
      ​* Westerly along MN Highway 210
      * Turn right onto MN Highway 210/MN Highway 6/Archibald Road at Deerwood, MN (Holiday gas station to the right)
      * Continue westerly along MN Highway 210/MN Highway 6/Archibald Road to Crosby, MN
      * Turn left onto 3rd Avenue SW/MN Highway 210/MN Highway 6 (Crosby Serpent sign directly ahead)
      * Turn right onto Irene Avenue N/County Road 30 (Ironton water tower to right)
      * Continue to Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area entrance

      DIRECTIONS FROM THE NORTH (HWY 371)
      * Southerly on MN Highway 371
      * Turn left onto MN Highway Highway 210 (Kohls on the left)
      * Turn left onto Irene Avenue N/County Road 30 (Ironton water tower to right)
      * Continue to Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area entrance

      DIRECTIONS FROM THE NORTH (HWY 169)
      *​ South on US Highway 169
      * Merge onto MN Highway 210 at Aitkin, MN
      * Continue westerly along MN Highway 210
      * Turn right onto MN Highway 210/MN Highway 6/Archibald Road at Deerwood, MN (Holiday gas station to the right)
      * Continue westerly along MN Highway 210/MN Highway 6/Archibald Road to Crosby, MN
      * Turn left onto 3rd Avenue SW/MN Highway 210/MN Highway 6 (Crosby Serpent sign directly ahead)
      * Turn right onto Irene Avenue N/County Road 30 (Ironton water tower to right)
      * Continue to Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area entrance

      DIRECTIONS FROM THE SOUTH (I-94)
      * Westerly on US Interstate 94 to Clearwater, MN
      * Take Exit. 178 (MN-24)
      * Turn right on MN Highway 24 to Clear Lake, MN
      * Turn left onto US Highway 10
      * Continue northwesterly to Little Falls, MN
      * Take a slight right to merge onto MN Highway 371
      * Continue northerly to Baxter, MN
      * Turn right at MN Highway 210 (Costco on the far left; at railroad tracks)
      * Continue Easterly along MN Highway 210 to Ironton, MN
      * Turn left onto Irene Avenue N/County Road 30 (Ironton water to right)
      * Continue to Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area entrance

      DIRECTIONS FROM THE SOUTH (HWY 169)
      * Northerly on US Highway 169 to Garrison, MN
      * Turn left onto MN Highway 18 (Mille Lacs Lake Concourse to the right; Y Store to the left)
      * Turn right onto MN Highway 6 to Deerwood, MN
      * Left onto MN Highway 210 (Deerstand restaurant on the right)
      * Turn right onto MN Highway 210/MN Highway 6/Archibald Road at Deerwood, MN (Holiday gas station to the right)
      * Continue westerly along MN Highway 210/MN Highway 6/Archibald Road to Crosby, MN
      * Turn left onto 3rd Avenue SW/MN Highway 210/MN Highway 6 (Crosby Serpent sign directly ahead)
      * Turn right onto Irene Avenue N/County Road 30 (Ironton water tower to right)
      * Continue to Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area entrance
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      Open on Aug 8, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #73
      State Ranking
      #1
      Trails
      74
      Total Distance
      59 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      19 miles
      Total Descent
      8,975 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,401 ft
      Total Vertical
      214 ft
      Reports
      848
      Photos
      60
      Ridden Counter
      9,143

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