Bear Head Lake State Park

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From Explore MN Tourism

Seasonal Update

Water: Water in the campground is off for the season.

Drinking Water: Year-round water is available at a water tap outside the park office and at the Trail Center.

Bathroom Facilities: There are flush toilets available at the Trail Center year-round. Vault toilets are available year-round in the campground.
Water is OFF for the season.

Showers: Shower buildings are closed for the season.

Dump Station: Dump station is closed for the season.


Campgrounds: Camping is available year-round. In addition, the Camper Cabins and Guest House are available for rent year-round.

Electric Sites: Park has 45 electric sites.

Special Notes for RV Campers: Back in pads available for RV campers. The campground is not suitable for some large Class A motorhomes.


Contact Notes: Best time to contact the park:

June - August:

Daily, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.


Daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

October - Memorial Day weekend:

Intermittently between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Trail Notes: There are 12 miles of hiking trails in the park.

Season Rentals: Fishing, GPS, and birding kits are available to check out free of charge at the park office.

During the summer the park rents stand-up paddleboards, rowboats, canoes, kayaks and electric trolling motors. Watercraft rentals are done for the 2017 season. The park also rents out snowshoes and ice fishing kits in the winter.

2018 Rental Season Rates:

Rowboat, Canoe and Kayak $15/half-day or $25/full day

Stand-up Paddleboard $10/hour

Electric Trolling Motor $10/half-day or $20/full day

Naturalist Programs and Park Tours: Available, please check Park Calendar for scheduled programs.