For further information contact us at: 320-274-8489, e-mail pioneerp@lakedalelink.net or fax 320-274-9612.


This is the original Crow River Finnish Apostolic Church built in 1886. It has a unique interior of embossed tin sheets in 6 different patterns. The outside is also covered in tin sheets. The pews are handmade from white pine. The back pew, which faces the back of the church, was near the warmth of the wood stove to allow mothers and children to sit there. The Authentic 1895 pump organ was gifted to the church by Nels Reisanan. It is still played occasionally for special services and weddings. In 1912 the minister of this church took a trip to Finland with his wife and daughter. The daughter died while in Finland and on their trip back they sailed on the “Titanic” and unfortunately they were among the 1,517 to parish. Because of its unusual structure the move from its original site in French Lake to this current location in 1975 proved to be very difficult. This church is still used in the summers for small wedding ceremonies and is available for rent.
2) Finnish Apostolic Lutheran Church
OFFICE HOURS:
Spring/Summer 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Winter Office Hours Vary
Call for information 320-274-8489 or
pioneerp@lakedalelink.net
 PARK OPEN
Memorial Weekend through 
October 31
Monday-Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Call office during week for weekend availability

GENERAL ADMISSION:
Adults: $6
Senior Citizens (60 and over): $5
Students (6-16 yrs.): $3.00
Children 5 yrs and under: Free
Children are to accompanied
by an adult at all times.
Sorry we cannot accept credit cards.

EVENT ADMISSION:
Event admission may vary from General Admission, see individual event for admission prices.

PARK TOURS:
Tour takes up to 
approximately 2 hours.
Last admission 3:00pm
Gate closes at 4:00 PM

MONTHLY POTLUCK SUPPER:
Open to the public. visitors welcome
6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.   
A guest speaker or a presentation will be featured.