Mantrap Lake Campground and Day-Use Area 

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Mantrap Lake Campground and Day-Use Area

Off CR 104
Park Rapids, MN 56470

From Park Rapids take Co. Rd. 4 north 12 mi. to Emmaville (Co.Rd. 24); turn right (east) 1.5 mi. to Co.Rd. 104; turn left (north) and follow signs 0.75 mi.

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Located in Paul Bunyan State Forest, managed by Itasca State Park. The 36 drive-in campsites are considered "primitive," designed to furnish only the basic needs of the camper. The campsites consist of a cleared area, fire ring, and table. Vault toilets, garbage cans, and drinking water are available. Mantrap Lake is a designated muskie lake. The campground and day use area also offer swimming, water access, fishing, a dock, five picnic sites, and nature trails (1mi).


Book an online reservation 24 hours a day. Phone 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. Call Ctr closed holidays.


All sites are on a first come, first served basis to be paid on site.

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