Thistledew Lake Cross Country Skiing

The 26th most popular XC Ski in Minnesota.

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North of Nashwauk in the George Washington State Forest, the Thistledew Lake trail system has 20km of cross-country ski trails.

The trailhead is at NFS Thistledew Campground. To reach the campground from Nashwauk, head north on SR65 for 27 miles. Turn northwest on Thistledew Trail for 3.5 miles.

Overall, Thistledew Lake is the 26th most popular cross country ski area of all 39 Nordic ski destinations in Minnesota.

Thistledew Lake Cross Country Skiing Map



Local Contact(s):  GWSF (218) 254-2370; MN Visitors (800) 657-3700.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  Jan. - Feb.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

GPS:  47.7977, -93.2322

Date Published:  12/28/2015

Date Updated:  7/15/2016

ID:  17911

Thistledew Lake Cross Country Skiing Map