Over the River and Through the Woods: Mystery Destination

On a holiday weekend many of us are hopping in the car to travel over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house. Others of us are staying close to home to enjoy the company of our family and friends. Either way, take a minute and see if you can guess the name of this week's Mystery Destination.

River Headwaters Photo by Jacob Norlund


  • If you want to go over the river that is responsible for the largest drainage system in North America, you'll want to visit this state park. Here you can step across the headwaters of this mighty river before it makes its 2,500+ mile trip to the Gulf of Mexico.

  • This state park was established in 1891 making it the second state park in the nation. The only state park older is Niagra Falls State Park.

  • If traveling through the woods is your thing, take a hike through the old-growth pine forests. You'll see red pine trees that are over 200 years old.

  • Bring your fishing pole as the state park has over 100 lakes within its 32,000+ acres. You'll likely catch your limit of walleye, northern pike, bass, and panfish.


Do you know the name of this state park from the clues above? It's a great place to step over a famous river and experience a 200 year old old-growth forest. Enter your guess in the comments below. Earn some bonus points if you name the river that starts in this park.
Andy Hawbaker
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Andy Hawbaker
Andy is a hiker, backpacker, snowboarder and outdoor fanatic. When he isn't exploring the Rocky Mountains, burning marshmallows or scratching his dog behind the ear, he shares his experiences here on the Sierra Trading Post Blog.
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