|Visit Itasca State Park while enjoying your Minnesota
family vacation at the Timberlane
Resort. People come to the park to see the Mississippi Headwaters, but
once inside the park they are taken back in time. The towering red and
white pine are breath taking. Some tree stands are over three hundred
years old, these include the oldest and tallest pines in the state of
Thankfully in the late 1800s, Jacob V. Brower a land surveyor, came
to the park region and saw the Pine Stand being logged off and had the
foresight to protect some of the pine forests for future generations.
Through his conservation work and the continuing efforts of others
throughout the decades, the splendor of Itasca had been maintained.
There are many things to see in the park including a visit to
Preacher's Grove which is named for a religious convention that once
camped there and where a stand of old red pine began growing in 1714.
There's the Bison Kill Site, Indian Mounds, Peace Pipe Vista, and the
old Wegmann Cabin. You can also see Minnesota's record white pine, and
the state's record red, or Norway pine, both over 300 years old. And of
course, don't forget the Mississippi Headwaters, where the mighty river
begins its run to the Gulf of Mexico.
The park has stands of virgin Norway pine, nearly every kind of wild
animal, trees and plants native to the state. Try taking an excursion
boat on Lake Itasca, there is an 11-mile wilderness drive and 17 miles
of paved bicycle trails. There are Bicycle rentals available. Year-round
naturalist programs are offered.
Make your family vacation a memorable one and let your kids walk
across the Mississippi Headwaters, we guarantee it will be something
they bring their own children back to experience.