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Bailey Point Nature Preserve

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At confluence of the Mississippi and Elk Rivers, Bailey Point Nature Preserve offers a 24.38-acre nature preserve with over 3,300 feet of natural, largely untouched shoreline. This is the historic site were the Elk River battle between the Objibwe and Dakotah Native American Tribes took place in 1772 and 1773. The tribes met on the Mississippi River bank near the mouth of the Elk River in 1772 where a battle took place.

This site has been the home to various activities over the years including a golf course, campground, and high school football field. Today the nature preserve along the Mississippi River offers a number of unpaved travels for hiking, cross country skiing, bird watching, and a number of outdoor activities to enjoy year round.