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 196 reviews
Although the campground was full, there was still plenty of room to maintain distance. Nice walk to the bog in the late afternoon. Bugs did not bite, but did fly around the eyes. Even the background...
— 567carolk, August 15, 2020
I have never been told i cant use my generator while camping. The dnr said they are making the park generator free no use. Fishing horrible only caught small perch. Park host was very nice. Will...
— 878darlap, August 3, 2020
We were on our way to Lake of the Woods and wanted to stop and see this park. We had about an hour so decided to do the Bog walk. Nice wide grassy path so never encountered any mosquitoes. You have...
— JEBtravel2018, August 2, 2020
We are on a trip staying at a resort closer to Walker, but on a chilly day decided to take a day hiking. I was looking for something different than Itasca State Park this year. We had a lot of fun at...
— Ke D, July 23, 2020
Easy flat hike to the big lake. Interesting plant life with a change in ecosystem along the way. Fun boardwalk stroll.
— buytaerts, June 7, 2020