Seasonal Update

Water: Water will be turned on for the season on May 1, 2015

Drinking Water: Water in the park's campground will be turned on May 1, 2015.

Bathroom Facilities: Modern bathroom facilities in the campground will open on May 1, 2015.

Showers: The shower building will open May 1, 2015.

Dump Station: Dump station open seasonally Starting May 1 2015.


Campgrounds: Camping is available year-round. Kathio has several types of camping, including electric, non-electric, rustic, walk-in, camper cabins, backpack, horse and primitive group sites. The park's five heated Camper Cabins are available for use year-round.

Electric Sites: Kathio has 22 electric sites. Three of these sites are pull through and two are wheelchair accessible.

Special Notes for RV Campers: Minnesota State Parks generally do not offer water or sewer hookups.

Reservations: Specific campsites can be reserved one year in advance and are recommended for weekends and holidays May 1 through October 19. Camper cabin reservations can be made up to one year in advance and are recommended year-round.


Contact Notes: Best time to contact the park:

Daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

If no one is available, please leave a message and we will return your call.


Trail Notes: Kathio has 35 miles of hiking trails, 27 miles of horse trails (Open May 15 - October 31) and 2 miles of nature trails.

Season Rentals: Canoe, kayak and rowboat rental is available in summer season. Rates for both are $10.00 for 4 hours or less and $20.00 for all day. In winter months, cross-country skis are available for $10.00 per day and snowshoes for $6.00 per day.

Naturalist Programs and Park Tours: Starting March 23 the Interpretive Center will be open by appointment only until April 26, 2015.