Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
Yes
ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
No
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The Interpretative Bog Boardwalk is located in Savanna Portage State Park near McGregor, Minnesota. There is a fee to enter the park; a day use or annual permit can be purchased at the Park Office. The Interpretative Bog Boardwalk can be reached by taking a 0.9 out-and-back hike. Dogs are allowed on the trail to the boardwalk and the boardwalk when on a leash. Parking is available at the Shumway Lake boat launch.

This hike starts by the lake; look for the Shumway Lake Trail trailhead. Take the Shumway Lake Trail north for about a third of a mile. Look for the trail to the bog walk which branches off to the left. In a few hundred yards you will reach Bog Boardwalk which has interpretive signs about the bog habitat. The carnivorous pitcher plant is one of the many unique plants that can be found here. The hike to the bog boardwalk is very level and wide which makes it suitable for almost all abilities. The boardwalk ends at a platform where a pond surrounded by the bog can be viewed. 

A map of the park and its hiking trails can be found here.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Parking Pass

State Park Fee

Pros

Bog habitat.

Cons

Mosquitoes.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Features

Fishing
Boat ramp(s)
Family friendly
Near lake or river

Location

Nearby Adventures

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