Seasonal Update

Water: Water is off for the season.

Bathroom Facilities: Flush toilets are available year-round in the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center. Facilities are wheelchair accessible. Vault toilets in the park are available year-round.

Showers: Shower buildings are closed for the season.

Dump Station: Bear Paw dump station is closed for the season.


Campgrounds: The park has 223 drive-in campsites, 11 cart-in sites, 11 back pack sites which are available for the summer season. Limited winter camping is available.

Electric Sites: Park has 157 electric sites.

Reservations: Reservations are recommended for the summer season, especially for weekends and holidays. Reservations are not needed from October 1 - April 1. During this time, camping is available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Contact Notes: Best time to contact the park:

Memorial Weekend thru first Saturday in October: Daily, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Beginning first Sunday in October thru Thursday before Memorial Weekend: Daily 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Trail Notes: The park has nearly 50 miles of hiking trail, 16 miles of surfaced bike trails and 1.5 miles of wheelchair accessible trail. In winter, the park has 31 miles of cross-country ski and snowmobile trails. Snowshoeing is permitted anywhere in the park except on groomed ski trails. The park maintains 3 miles of designated trail for snowshoeing. Heated trail shelter is available at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center.

Season Rentals: Seasonal rentals are open for the year. For information on Itasca Sports Rental external link and rates, call (218) 266-2150 or email at

Naturalist Programs and Park Tours: Programming available year-round.