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
We all got swimmer's itch from the beach, so we won't be back! The campsite we were at was decent though. No shower and electricity, but at least we had an outhouse and a fountain. Still, we won't be...
— Ohmygao, July 21, 2022
Great place to swim, hike and relax. Dogs must be on leashes at all times but plenty of space along the swimming beach for my pet to swim and snoop around. Very clean and well maintained park...
— nancyb890, June 28, 2022
We come here with the boat to picnic and swim. A very pretty but small park and as such the camping fills up quickly. The lake views are beautiful especially at sunset . If you want to relax this...
— N82221, May 29, 2022
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