Garden Island State Recreation Area

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Garden Island State Recreation Area
Map showing the location of Garden Island State Recreation Area
Map showing the location of Garden Island State Recreation Area
Location of Garden Island State Recreation Area in Minnesota
Map showing the location of Garden Island State Recreation Area
Map showing the location of Garden Island State Recreation Area
Garden Island State Recreation Area (the United States)
LocationLake of the Woods, Minnesota, United States
Coordinates49°10′40″N 94°51′31″W / 49.17778°N 94.85861°W / 49.17778; -94.85861Coordinates: 49°10′40″N 94°51′31″W / 49.17778°N 94.85861°W / 49.17778; -94.85861
Area734 acres (297 ha)
Elevation1,063 ft (324 m)[1]
Established1998
Governing bodyMinnesota Department of Natural Resources

Garden Island State Recreation Area is a 734-acre (297 ha) unit of the Minnesota state park system in the Lake of the Woods, 19 nautical miles (35 km) from Zippel Bay State Park, near the northernmost part of Minnesota, the Northwest Angle.

Wildlife[edit]

Pelicans, cormorants, and gulls fly around the island's eastern edge. Mammalian species of deer, mink, beaver, river otter, fox, black bear, timber wolf, and snowshoe hare are commonly seen by visitors on this island. Bald eagles nest in the trees every year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Garden Island". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 2000-01-01. Retrieved 2018-04-17.

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