Big Bog State Recreation Area – Waskish, Minnesota - Atlas Obscura

Big Bog State Recreation Area

Waskish, Minnesota

Journey through one of the largest remaining peat bogs in the contiguous United States. 

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Big Bog is a wondrous and serene place to visit, a peat bog 5,000 years in the making located in a quiet area of Northern Minnesota.

The bog features an accessible boardwalk that covers over a mile of the bog. It is also perforated, allowing for natural light to shine through and encourage plant growth under the bridge. Several rare plants (some carnivorous) and animals can be seen along the walk, especially for the most patient of visitors. The Big Bog is a rare opportunity to experience a largely untouched piece of natural history in a safe and non-destructive manner. 

Know Before You Go

Visitors will need either a Minnesota State Parks pass or day pass. Day passes can be purchased at the visitor's center which is located offsite from the bog. 

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