Father Hennepin State Park
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Father Hennepin State Park is located on the southeast shore of Mille Lacs Lake. Visitors enjoy a large sandy beach for swimming, two boat accesses, fishing piers and picnic sites with a panoramic view of the lake. The park's 320 acres include two campgrounds and hiking trails that wind through a hardwood forest and along the rocky shoreline of Mille Lacs. The park's original vegetation was northern hardwoods mixed with marsh areas and pines along the lake. The hardwoods provide shade during the summer and spectacular color in the fall.
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Due to the cold temperatures, the water won't be turned on for the season in the campgrounds starting on April 26 as previously anticipated. We now plan to turn on the water starting May 8, weather permitting. Please stay tuned for updates.
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Firewood Restrictions Information:
Bird Checklist  at Father Hennepin State Park.
Best time to contact the park:
Summer: Sunday - Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Thursday and Saturday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Spring and Fall: Daily, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Winter: Generally, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Office hours limited due to staffing.
P.O. Box 397
Isle, MN 56342
41294 Father Hennepin Park Road
Isle, MN 56342
From the town of Isle, go one mile west on Highway 27 to the park entrance.