TIMBER MILL COMMUNITY PARK
A lovely new addition to the area, the Timber Mill Community Park is located one mile east of Baudette, north of Highway 11. The park encompasses 20 acres of land with 200 feet of frontage along the Rainy River.Timber Mill Community Park is a great place for families who love to play! A collection of picnic tables, a picnic shelter, primitive campsites, two ball diamonds, a playground, volleyball and horseshoe courts, and a walking track are available for your enjoyment. A newly completed SKATEBOARD PARK was built by area youth and is available during daylight hours. A new public access to the Rainy River was opened in the park in 2004.
BAY FRONT PARK
Weighing in at 2 tons and measuring 40 feet long, Willie Walleye is definitely in keeping with Minnesota’s Paul Bunyan style proportions! He is the biggest lunker ever to be produced in Lake of the Woods and is the mascot for the Walleye Capital of the World. He is located on International Drive overlooking the Baudette Bay in Bay Front Park. Willie made his showbiz debut on June 21, 1959 and is probably the most photographed walleye in the world. Willie Walleye Day is an annual celebration held in June in Baudette.
WEIGHT: 9,852 pounds
LENGTH: 40 feet 4 inches
GIRTH: 21 feet 4 inches
Willie Walleye, Baudette, MN Featured in World’s Largest, a documentary about large statues. For more info go to: http://www.worldslargestdoc.com
ZIPPEL BAY STATE PARK
Zippel Bay State Park is located ten miles northeast of Williams, Minnesota on Lake of the Woods. Entrance to the park is from Lake of the Woods County State Aid Highway 8. Camping, beaches, hiking/geocaching, fishing/boating, and vast blueberry picking are some of the great summer activities available in the park. During the winter months, visitors love the miles of cross country and snowshoe trails, along side with many snowmobile trails. With all of these great elements, Zippel Bay State park is a destination for all year family fun!
FRANZE JEVNE STATE PARK
Franz Jevne State Park Secluded and peaceful, this park offers picturesque views of Ontario and the Rainy River. Short paths and a boat launch offer access to the river for fishing, where anglers can catch walleyes, northerns, smallmouth bass and sturgeon. Rustic campsites are available with pit toilets, and a hand pump for water. A picnic area overlooks Sault Rapids.
WILLIAMS COMMUNITY PARK
This pleasant village park features well-groomed grounds with bathrooms, potable water, a picnic shelter, playground equipment, and 10 campsites. An historic, restored one-room school is located on the grounds and is available for touring during Back Home Days, held the second weekend in July. From Highway 11 at Williams, go one-quarter mile north on County Rd. 2. The park is located on the east side of County Rd. 2.
This attractive park is situated on the shores of the Rainy River and is bordered on the east by the Baudette Bay. This wayside rest enables you to get a fabulous view of Canada from your picnic spot. Located next to the International Bridge, the park has picnic tables, public access to the bay, restrooms, and historic interpretive plaques that explain Massacre Island and the devastating fire of 1910.
This small wayside rest area with an artesian well serves as a lovely stopping spot. The park features orchid-filled flower beds which are bordered by brush and woods. It is located at the corner of Highway 11 and County Rd. 2.
BIG BOG STATE RECREATION AREA
BBSRA has been called Minnesota’s last true wilderness. This two-part recreation area includes a northern unit and a southern unit. The 500-square-mile peat bog, the largest in the lower 48 states, is located in the northern unit. A mile-long boardwalk, completed in 2005, enables visitors to get a first-hand look at the unique plant and animal life of this rare resource. The bog, which has long been a source of medicinal plants for the Ojibwe Indians, represented a barrier to European settlers who tried in vain to drain it. Today, many of the native plants, including yellow-eyed grass, bog rush and two kinds of sundews, are on Minnesota’s endangered or threatened species list. From orchids to carnivorous plants to rare birds, visitors will see a mixture of fascinating and rare resources.
The southern unit includes a campground with 31 campsites (26 electric sites) winterized camper cabins, a sandy beach, picnic grounds, and great fishing.
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