National Natural Landmarks

Itasca Natural Area

Itasca Natural Area
Itasca Natural Area

Itasca Natural Area, located within Itasca State Park, contains some of the finest remaining stands of virgin red pine, spruce-balsam fir, and maple-basswood-aspen forest. The site supports 53 species of mammal and 141 bird species, including bald eagles.

Location: Clearwater County, MN ; Clearwater County, MN

Year designated: 1965

Acres: 2,216

Ownership: State




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