Doc Baker Tree Plantation

Camp Wilderness: Historic Trails

Doc Baker Tree Plantation

Park Rapids, Minnesota 56470, United States

Created By: North Dakota State University


The Doc Baker Tree Plantation was originally planted in May of 1954 as a service project headed up by Dr. Norman Baker of Fergus Falls, Minnesota with the assistance of Scouts at Camp Wilderness. This plantation was one of three projects that were undertaken to restore natural beauty and trees to the main areas of the camp. When the land Camp Wilderness is on currently was acquired in 1946 much of it had been logged off by companies for lumber.

There are still some untouched areas of camp with old-growth trees. These are in very remote areas of the forest in the 2,400 acres camp owns. The pines that Dr. Baker planted are known to campers as "The Pines" affectionately. The Pines are used to provide shade for outdoor merit badges to be taught as well as to provide shade for picnic tables for outdoor dining.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Camp Wilderness: Historic Trails


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