This Little Known Park In Minnesota Is The Perfect Place To Get Away From It All

There are few places in Minnesota more secluded than the islands on some of our larger lakes. When you’re looking for a true getaway, nothing beats taking a boat ride out to your own piece of paradise. One island in particular will really take you far away, because it’s the northernmost park in the entire state park system. It’s the Garden Island State Recreation Area, and it’s sitting in the middle of Lake of the Woods between the Northwest Angle and Zippel Bay.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Have you ever visited this secluded park before? Where else have you gone on or around Lake of the Woods?