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Lake Bemidji State Park


This park is the perfect playground any time of year, offering visitors swimming, boating, fishing, birdwatching, hiking, camping, biking, picnicking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and year-round naturalist-led activities.

Hikers can explore the beauty of a tamarack bog carpeted with showy lady's slippers, pitcher plants, dragon's mouth, grass pink, and insect-eating sundews. Most flowers are blooming in the bog during late spring and early summer.

Tell me more about this park's wildlife, history, geology and landscape.


Visitor Alert

The fill and dump station is now OPEN

2016 Reservations changes

  • All campsites at this park are reservable.
  • Same-day reservations are now available.
  • If you need help making a reservation, call 866-857-2757.
  • For more details, read the FAQ.

Visit ParkFinder or Summer Activities Guide for an overview of summer recreation opportunities available statewide.

Nice Ride bikes back this summer

Nice Ride bikes are available for rent again this summer! Just stop in the Ranger Station to rent your bike, reservations are not needed. Helmets are available if you need one. Bikes are available through October 15.

(Updated May 5, 2016)

Park Notes

Be fascinated. Check out the naturalist programs and other activities scheduled at the park.

Things to see and do at the park:

Need ideas? Here's park staff's list of top stops at the park!

Virtual Tour:

Take a virtual tour. It's a great tool to help you plan your next trip to the park! Panoramic tour | Snapshot tour

Podcasts and Other Extras:

WiFi:

Free WiFi is available in the campground and Visitors Center.

Forest Campground:

Lake Bemidji State Park also manages the Gulch Lake Forest Campground and day-use area, 25 miles south of Bemidji in the Paul Bunyan State Forest. These are rustic campgrounds that have a fee of $14 per night per site. For current information call the park office at 218-308-2300.

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 Lake Bemidji State Park.

Gift Cards:

Purchase a Minnesota State Parks Gift Card.

Birders:

Bird ChecklistThis is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. at Lake Bemidji State Park.

Park Highlights

tree Camping

tree Fishing

tree Unique Ecosystem

tree Bog Walk

tree Eagle/Osprey Viewing

tree Lake Recreation


Hours

Best time to contact the park:

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

Contact

3401 State Park Road Northeast
Bemidji, MN 56601

tel: 218-308-2300

email: lakebemidji.statepark@state.mn.us

Getting There

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