Crosby - Ironton Cuyuna Mines
Located just 12 miles from our Brainerd location near the towns of Crosby and Ironton, is the Cuyuna Country State Recreational Area - home to some of the best diving in the Midwest. This beautiful park with its crystal-clear water filled mines boast submerged mine shafts, building foundations, vehicles, road beds, forests, shear walls and depths of up to 530 feet. The mines have been stocked with trout, bass and northern pike. Its also not uncommon to see loons swimming by. The main attraction though would have to be the visibility which ranges from 30 to 60 feet.
The Minnesota School of Diving has created over 50 unique dive sites in the Cuyuna State Rec. Area - appropriate for all levels of experience. Our experienced staff of dive masters would love to show you some of their favorites. We sponsor group fun dives to the area up to four times a week in the summer. Dive masters can also be hired to lead you on individual dives. If you would rather go it alone, stop in the store for some suggestions and pick up some of our maps of the rec area. They describe what you'll see underwater at each of the different dive sites, and are the only ones that accurately depict the often confusing roads.