Itasca State Park

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From Explore MN Tourism

Seasonal Update

Water: Water is off at the Bear Paw dump station as of October 7.

Drinking Water: Available at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center 24 hours during the current snow season. Please always call for the most updated hours.

Bathroom Facilities: Flush toilets are available year-round in the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center. Facilities are accessible. Vault toilets in the park are available year-round.

Showers: Showers are closed for the season as of October 7.

Dump Station: Bear Paw dump station is closed as of October 7 and will reopen for fishing opener. Off-season dump station is located on the winter access road into Pine Ridge Campground.


Campgrounds: Bear Paw and Pine Ridge campgrounds consist of 223 drive-in campsites and 11 cart-in sites available from fishing opener through the last Sunday in October.
Winter camping is available in Pine Ridge Campground in both Oak and Spruce loops.
The park also offers 11 remote backpack sites which are available year-round. Check in at the Visitor Center in the off-season.

Electric Sites: Park has 160 electric sites.

Dining: The Historic Douglas Lodge restaurant and Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Cafe are open Memorial weekend through the first Sunday in October.
Lodging: Check out our website for the unit descriptions. Four-Season Suites are available to rent year-round.


Contact Notes: Best time to contact the park:

Memorial Weekend thru first Saturday in October: Daily 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Beginning first Sunday in October thru Thursday before Memorial Weekend: Daily 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Please call for the most updated hours.


Trail Notes:
Winter: During the snow season there are approximately 13 miles of groomed ski trails with the South Entrance road becoming a ski trail.
Summer: During the summer the park has over 50 miles of hiking trails, 6 miles of designated bike trail and another 10 miles shared with traffic on the wilderness drive. There is also 1.5 miles of accessible trail.

Season Rentals: Itasca Sports Rental is closed for the winter. For information on Itasca Sports Rental external link and rates, call (218) 266-2150 or email at

During winter, snowshoes are available for rent at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center during regular business hours.

Naturalist Programs and Park Tours: Programming available year-round.