Father Hennepin State Park41294 Father Hennepin Park Road
P.O. Box 397
Isle, MN 56342
Located off State Highway 27, just west of Isle.Get Directions
Father Hennepin State Park is located on the southeast shore of Mille Lacs Lake. Visitors enjoy a large sandy beach for swimming, two boat accesses, fishing piers and picnic sites with a panoramic view of the lake. The park's 320 acres include two campgrounds and hiking trails that wind through a hardwood forest and along the rocky shoreline of Mille Lacs. Stay at one of the 103 drive-in campsites (51 have electricity) for an overnight visit. There are also 6 group campsites with wheelchair accessible sites you can enjoy. There are 2 shower buildings with flush toilets, sinks, and showers you can use during your stay. The park's original vegetation was northern hardwoods mixed with marsh areas and pines along the lake. The hardwoods provide shade during the summer and spectacular color in the fall. This park is the gateway to Mille Lacs Lake, where you can experience the excitement of all kinds of water recreation. The park offers a natural sand beach and boat access on the southeastern shore of the lake. 4.5 mi of hiking trails.
Park permits: $35 annual, $26 second vehicle, $12 handicapped, or $7 daily. Camping fees are separate.
Book an online reservation 24 hours a day. https://reservemn.usedirect.com/MinnesotaWeb/
Phone reservations can be made by calling 866-857-2757 (TTY:
- Open in fall
- Open in winter
- Open in summer
On-Site Facilities & Services
- Children's programs (scheduled, supervised)
- Evening entertainment (regularly scheduled)
- Located on a lake or river
- Cross-country ski trail (groomed)
- Dock space/slips/mooring buoys
- Hiking trail
- Lake/river access (boat ramp)
- Swimming beach
- Energy efficiency/conservation
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- Water conservation/wastewater management plan
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
Number/Type of Campsites
- Number of tent or RV/trailer sites: 103
- Total number of campsites: 103
- 50 amp
- Camping accessible to disabled
- Flush toilets in campground
- Group camp facilities
- Hot showers in campground
- Pets allowed in campsite
- Sanitary dump station
- State Parks Campgrounds
Length of Stay
- Daily site rental
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 53 reviews
Yesterday morning we visited this park for the first time. The day pass is $7 and you can pay by cash or card. (We didn’t camp.) Beautiful park with some peaceful hiking trails and lots of benches to...
— jjmccollough, September 7, 2021
We went to Father Hennepin state park on a rainy Saturday morning. We did the Pope Point trail and the hiking club loop. Both had segments along the lake, so there was a good breeze. Both were...
— AndyB5542, August 9, 2021
June 18 and 19 camping enjoying the day when site 61 let their kids run around after 10 pm shinning flash lights into campers slamging car doors till after midnight. Call the park left message with...
— larryn677, June 21, 2021
The campsites are too close. I arrived around 8pm and would have liked to spend more time outside of my tent, but the smoke from several neighboring sites was blowing over mine. Literally probably...
— chrishM2516FZ, June 19, 2021
Bad experience, lot of caterpillars all over the park. It’s harmless but still feels disgusting. Water is clear and good but still lot of insects and files all over the park and beach !!
— 11sadhanam, June 5, 2021