Lake Bemidji State Park
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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.
The Pine Lane bathroom/showers are now open. We hope to have the water on at Aspen Lane very soon. The dump station is available for use. Lake Bemidji Ice-Out was declared May 17! We will continue with updates as conditions change.
Gulch Lake Forest Campground and Lake 21 DUA
The Gulch Lake Forest Campground and Lake 21 Day-Use Area in the Paul Bunyan State Forest are currently closed. State Forest Roads should be opened on Friday, May 17th. When they do, the campground and DUA will be open as well.
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.
Purchase a Minnesota State Parks Gift Card.
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.
Bird Checklist at Lake Bemidji State Park.
Firewood Restrictions Information:
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.