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Minnesota’s Last True Wilderness

Sometimes referred to as Minnesota’s last true wilderness, Big Bog State Recreation is home to the largest peat bog in the lower 48 states. It is larger than the state of Rhode Island.
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Home to the Ojibwe Indians until the late 19th century, Big Bog was left relatively untouched when logging spread through the area due to the swampy nature of the land and lack of mature pine trees.
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The bog is now home to many threatened or endangered native plants of Minnesota including carnivorous sundews and pitcher plants.big bog

This area hosts more than 300 species of birds and many mammals including moose, black bear, white-tailed deer, gray wolves and, of course, the woodchuck.
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