Itasca State Park

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From Explore MN Tourism

Seasonal Update

Water: Water is on at the Bear Paw dump station through October 7.

Drinking Water: Available at the Jacob Brower Visitor Center year round, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Open later during the summer months. Please call for the most updated hours.

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

Showers: Some showers are still open for the season, but will be closed after October 7.

Dump Station: Bear Paw dump station is open through October 7.


Campgrounds: Remote sites are open for the season. The park has 231 drive-in campsites, 11 remote backpack sites and 11 cart-in sites available in the spring, summer and fall. Winter season, check in at the Visitor Center.

Electric Sites: Park has 157 electric sites.

Douglas Lodge: The Historic Douglas Lodge and Restaurant is open Memorial Weekend to the first Sunday in October. The 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.


Trail Notes:
Winter Trails: 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 wheelchair accessible trail.

Season Rentals: Itasca Sports Rental will be open through October 22, weather permitting. 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 Brower Visitor Center during regular business hours.

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