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Lake Bemidji State Park

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Where to go: The sugar maples along the park entrance road are starting to turn--bright reds and oranges are mixing in with the green. It's feeling more like fall this week with both a change in weather and a more yellow understory.

What you'll see: Water is now in the low 60s so swimmers are not as common as picnickers, bicyclists, and runners...we are still seeing lots of birds: the fall migration is well underway.

Also of interest: Fall flowers like asters and pearly everlasting can be found blooming throughout the park. Visitors are experiencing a significant hatch of midges. Huge swarms of humming winged fliers dance about the trees at sunset. I think the perch are happy.

Last updated: September 20, 2014 

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Getting there

3401 State Park Road Northeast
Bemidji, MN 56601

10 minutes north of Bemidji off Highway 71 N. Watch for and follow park signage.


Phone: 218-308-2300

Email: lakebemidji.statepark@state.mn.us

Best time to contact the park:

Daily, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.