Where to go: The park entrance road and the Rocky Point Trail--especially the part of the loop through the maples, away from the lake--are the best spots for fall color right now!
What you'll see: The park entrance road is a beautiful drive...lined with pines and maples. While some trees are past peak, others are still coming into their glory. If you take the trail to Rocky Point and come back through our maple-basswood forest, you will find yourself in "Yellowland," as a student called it! The maples surround you with color!
Also of interest: Fall flowers like asters and pearly everlasting can be found blooming throughout the park. Our pileated woodpeckers are showing up at the feeder near the office just about every day again!Last updated: October 1, 2014
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3401 State Park Road Northeast
10 minutes north of Bemidji off Highway 71 N. Watch for and follow park signage.
Best time to contact the park:
Daily, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.