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.
An archery hunt administered by the city of Bemidji through December 31 is held only in the southern unit of the park. The park will remain open to the public during the hunt. For more information: State parks during 2013 hunting season.
Last updated December 9, 2013
Be fascinated. Check out the naturalist programs and other activities scheduled at the park.
Camper Cabins Open Year-round!
Our new camper cabins are perfect for any season! They have electric heat and lights, a screen porch, and a picnic table and fire-ring outside. Reservations can be made up to a year in advance. On the linked map, Cabin 1 is known as Tamarack, Cabin 2 is Spruce, Cabin 3 is Balsam and Cabin 4 is Maple. Map of camper cabin location
Podcasts and Other Extras:
Free WiFi is available in the campground and Visitors Center.
Group Camping Options:
The North Group Camp is no longer available for reservations. If you are looking for an alternate site, the Bass Creek Group Camp can accommodate similar sized groups.
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 $12 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.
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Bird Checklist at Lake Bemidji State Park.
Best time to contact the park:
Daily, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
3401 State Park Road Northeast
Bemidji, MN 56601
10 minutes north of Bemidji off Highway 71 N. Watch for and follow park signage.