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.
Hours & DatesPhone reservations can be made by calling 866-857-2757 (TTY: 952-936-4008) between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily November through March, and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily April through October.
- Daily camping maximum: $32.00
- Daily camping minimum: $24.00
Park permits: $35 annual, $26 second vehicle, $12 handicapped, or $7 daily. Camping fees are separate.
- Open in fall
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 48 reviews
Every year my family goes camping. This was the worst state park we’ve been too. There were so many mosquitos, it was unbearable. We went through one can of bug spray in a day. Couldn’t walk anywhere...
— briannam511, August 9, 2020
Great place however Swimmers Itch came early this season! Swimming last weekend and the family is covered with red itchy welts.
— Savvytraveler1000003, July 1, 2020
Very cool to see a white deer on the trails. Miles of trails offering the largest beachfront in Minnesota
— ryano388, April 27, 2020
The bridge is so cool. The park is quiet with hiking/walking opportunities. Always clean. Staff is great!
— nancywB2104ME, February 11, 2020
Great friendly staff. Got new season pass easily. Park is always exceptionally clean and well maintained.
— rogerdan811, February 11, 2020