Lake Bemidji State Park3401 State Park Road NE
Bemidji, MN 56601
From the intersection of US Hwy 2 and 71 in Bemidji, take US Hwy 71 North 5 miles and follow the Lake Bemidji State Park directional highway signs to the park.Get Directions
Located on the north end of Lake Bemidji, this popular state park offers sunsets over the water along with strolls under the pines, spring flowers and fall colors in the maple forest, and a unique bogwalk that winds into the mysterious world of a spruce-tamarack bog with its rare orchids and insect-eating plants. A sandy beach, hiking and biking trails, boat, canoe, and kayak rental, children’s playground, volleyball court, and year-round naturalist programs attract all ages. Facilities include a 95-site campground (with 4 pull-through sites and 4 wheelchair accessible sites) and a fill/dump station along with modern restrooms and showers during the summer season. The Bass Creek group site accommodates up to 35 campers. Four camper cabins are tucked into the woods and have electricity for use all year. In winter, the park has groomed cross-country ski and snowmobile trails and ice-fishing. Rental facilities include the historic Dining Hall, Picnic Shelter, and the Amphitheater under the pines.
Hours & DatesBook an online reservation 24 hours a day. Phone reservations can be made by calling 866-857-2757 (TTY: 952-936-4008) Apr–Sep, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Daily; Oct–Mar, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon – Fri and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat & Sun CT.
Park permits: $35 annual, $26 second vehicle, $12 handicapped, or $7 daily. Camping fees are separate.
- Open in fall
- Open in winter
On-Site Facilities & Services
- Children's programs (scheduled, supervised)
- Located on a lake or river
- Bicycle rental
- Bike trail
- Cross-country ski trail (groomed)
- Hiking trail
- Lake/river access (boat ramp)
- Snowmobile trail (groomed)
- Snowshoes available
- Swimming beach
- Eco-friendly purchasing practices
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
Number/Type of Campsites
- Number of camping cabins: 4
- Number of camping cabins available in winter: 4
- Total number of campsites: 96
- Total number of campsites available in winter: 1
- 50 amp
- Flush toilets in campground
- Group camp facilities
- Hot showers in campground
- Pets allowed in campsite
- Pull-through sites
- Sanitary dump station
- Secluded campsites
- State Parks Campgrounds
Length of Stay
- Daily site rental
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 190 reviews
Altho the lay-out was good, It was inconvenient to not find any drive-thru parking and also, there was not much for privacy between sites. Also no trash cans available, at least not in plain view.
— Jennine V, January 11, 2020
You can spend a considerable amount of time and not see everything this park has to offer. From the source of the Mississippi to camping, to hiking there is a lot to do and see here.
— Richard C, October 14, 2019
Pretty easy to Hike, interesting and a variety of plants and at the top you can reach a little lake called big bog lake, very calm. One can find a bog up there full of “carnivores plants”
— Maria Cecilia L, September 18, 2019
I camped at the Bemidji State Park in my Class C RV. There were sites to choose from. After selecting the site, go back to the gated entry and pay for the site. The sites had hook ups for...
— LillyLyons, September 3, 2019
How lucky are we to have such a great park in MN. From the trails, to the swimming lake, then the headwaters (so clear you can see the bottom), the rental place was AWESOME (great staff, good prices...
— Michelle M, July 4, 2019