Snow Depth and Groomed Trail Conditions

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Trail conditions:

We had a quick hit of some colder weather with a few flakes but no measurable snow. Trails still closed.

Trail conditions: closed
Trail groomed? no
Trail base: 0"
Trail mileage: 20
Difficulty: all levels (track)  
Trail conditions: closed
Trail groomed? no
Trail base: 0"
Trail mileage: 19

The trail(s):
All trails are wooded and wind through ten thousand acres of state park land. You'll find easy ski trails in river and lowland areas, moderate trails in the rolling upland forests, and challenging trails in the wooded glacial terminal moraines. Seven miles of snowshoe trails take you to areas not available at any other time of year. Snowmobile trails go through different types of terrain and also connect to the greater Minnesota grant-in-aid trail system. The park is home to deer, fisher, coyote and raptors, and porcupines are often seen in the treetops.
You can snowshoe anywhere in Minnesota's state parks and recreation areas, except on trails that are specifically groomed for another activity, such as skiing or snowmobiling.


  • Mille Lacs Kathio has a trail center with fireplace and bathroom facilities.
  • Daily ski passes are sold at the park office. Annual or 3-year passes are sold anywhere hunting and fishing licenses are sold.
  • Cross country ski rental is available for $10.00/ day. Snowshoe rental is $6.00/ day.
  • Mille Lacs Kathio offers five camper cabins throughout the winter months. They have heat, electricity and light, but no running water. Reservations can be made at 1-866-857-2757. Regular campsites are also available with electric hook-up. Call the park for details.

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Last updated on February 29, 2024. Local snow depth is 0".

Getting there

15066 Kathio State Park Road
Onamia, MN 56359-2207

Trailhead is eight miles north of Onamia or 14 miles south of Garrison on Highway 169 to county road 26. Go 3/4-mile to park entrance.

Parking is at the trail center and picnic area.


Phone: 320-532-3523
Email: [email protected]
For rental, hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. On weekdays, please call to see if someone will be in the office.

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