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 & DatesPark permits: $35 annual, $26 second vehicle, $12 handicapped, or $7 daily. Camping fees are separate.
Book 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. D
- Open in fall
- Open in winter
- Open in summer
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 201 reviews
Lovely state park across Lake Bemidji from town of same name. Plenty of parking, restrooms, and easy access to Paul Bunyan trail. Biked on mostly flat paved trail with nice tree canopy and frequent...
— 271kw, October 1, 2021
We went here to play Cornhole (bags) and had a wonderful time!!! We have been to this area before but never to the State Park and were very happy to see such a beautiful park!!
— METAL B, August 25, 2021
Great place, love this campground, however someone really needs to clean out the weeds at the boat landing!
— 125duncan, August 7, 2021
The park is beautiful, broad easy trails. Good signaling makes it easy to find your way.
Don’t miss the bog walk!
Sundews are beautiful but really hard to find. Fortunately there are labels!
— A1C-MN, July 21, 2021
Great place within just minutes of downtown Bemidji
It is a nice state park with nice trails, beach, and campsites
Definitely a place to visit for hiking, birding and or biking
— wiminneapolis, June 21, 2021