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  • Icy
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      Map defaulted to winter mode.
      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 Mar 9, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #68
      State Ranking
      #1
      Trails (view details)
      71
      Trails Mountain Bike
      71
      Trails E-Bike
      71
      Trails Hike
      58
      Trails Trail Running
      58
      Total Distance
      52 miles
      Total Descent
      7,618 ft
      Total Vertical
      214 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,402 ft
      Reports
      1,204
      Photos
      75
      Ridden Counter
      12,560

      Recent Trail Reports

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Sidewinder
      May 5, 2018 @ 7:37am
      May 5, 2018
      small tree down below miners mountain
      Trammer
      Mar 19, 2018 @ 6:03am
      Mar 19, 2018
      SPRING THAW - TRAILS CLOSED

      Photos of Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      2 |
      Feb 19, 2019 @ 6:48pm
      Feb 19, 2019
      Drag Line - North, My City
      5 |
      Feb 19, 2019 @ 6:48pm
      Feb 19, 2019
      Drag Line - North, My City
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      2 |
      Feb 15, 2019 @ 8:37pm
      Feb 15, 2019
      Bobsled, My City
      trail: Man Cage
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      Feb 15, 2019 @ 8:35pm
      Feb 15, 2019
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      Videos of Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      shredding screamer  in cuyuna mtb park.
      trail: Screamer
      1:18 | 21 | Jan 6, 2019 , Crosby
      shredding chute  in cuyuna mtb park.
      trail: Chute
      4:06 | 20 | Jan 6, 2019 , Crosby
      Man Cage - Cuyuna | September 2018
      trail: Man Cage
      5:01 | 68 | Oct 2, 2018 , Crosby
      Tugger - Cuyuna, MN | September 2018
      trail: Tugger
      4:33 | 69 | Sep 24, 2018 , Crosby
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