La Salle Lake State Recreation Area is Minnesota's newest state recreation area. It offers a great wilderness experience and peaceful getaway amid red and jack pine forests and woodlands.
Take advantage of fishing opportunities on Minnesota's deepest inland lake at 213 feet. Other highlights include a coldwater stream, a scientific and natural area, and a pristine stretch of the Mississippi River.
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Road construction detours
For southbound visitors, watch for road construction detours and alternate routes. Use Itasca State Park's north entrance road and take County Road 2 north. Please refer to this link for more detail: US 71 MNDOT detour map details.
Hunting and trapping are allowed on the property. Restricted areas exist around the campground, cabins and picnic area.
(Updated Sept. 20, 2017)
The Black Bear Guest House is available from April through November, and the Lone Wolf Cabin is available from fishing opener weekend through September. More details and photos.
Wi-fi coverage is available in the campground as well as at the cabins. Parks with Wi-Fi
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Don't move firewood!
Burning non-local firewood can spread invasive species, and it's against Minnesota state law. Learn more. Always buy your firewood at the park, or from an approved local vendor. Find firewood vendors for La Salle Lake State Recreation Area.
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Campground: 10221 Cty Rd 9, Solway, MN 55678
Cabin/Guest House/Lake Access: 10045 Cty Rd 9, Solway, MN 55678
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La Salle Lake State Recreation Area is located 233 miles northwest of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and eight miles north of Itasca State Park.
From the north entrance of Itasca State Park, proceed north on Clearwater County Road 2 for 6 miles. Turn right onto Clearwater County Road 40 and proceed 4 miles. CR 40 becomes Hubbard County Road 9. The recreation area will be on your right, on the south side of the road.
From Park Rapids, proceed north on US Highway 71 to the intersection of US Highway 71 and US Highway 200. Turn left onto Highway 200 going north to Clearwater County Road 2. Turn right on CR 2 and proceed for 6 miles. Turn right onto Clearwater County Road 40 and proceed 4 miles. CR 40 becomes Hubbard County Road 9. The recreation area will be on your right, on the south side of the road.
From Bemidji, proceed south on US Highway 71. Turn right on South Lake Plantangenet Drive or Hubbard County Road 9, and proceed 10 miles to Becida. Proceed west 6 miles and the recreation area will be on your left, on the south side of the road.