Father Hennepin State Park

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From Explore MN Tourism

Seasonal Update

Water: Water is off for the season. Water is currently scheduled to be turned on May 5, 2017.

Drinking Water: Drinking water is available year-round at the park maintenance shop and park office.

Bathroom Facilities: Bathroom facilities in the Maple Grove Campground and Lakeview Campground are closed for the season. Vault toilets are available year-round in both campgrounds.

Showers: Shower facilities are closed in the Maple Grove Campground and the Lakeview Campground. Facilities are wheelchair accessible.

Dump Station: The dump station is open from April 24 - October 31, 2017 however the water is only available from May 5 through October 21, 2017.


Campgrounds: All campgrounds are closed for the season. The campgrounds are currently scheduled to open on April 1, 2017. Fall & winter camping is available nearby at Mille Lacs Kathio State Park.

Electric Sites: The park has a total of 51 electric sites between two campgrounds. There are 20/30/50 outlets at each electrical site.

Special Notes for RV Campers: The park does not have sites with water and sewer hookups.


Contact Notes: Best time to contact the park:

Summer: Sunday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Spring and Fall: Daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Winter: Contact Mille Lacs Kathio State Park 320-532-3523.


Trail Notes: The park has 4.5 miles of hiking trails. During the winter the park is open for hiking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing anywhere in the park, however we will not be grooming trails for any specific activity. A wood burning stone fireplace provides heat for the trail shelter.

Season Rentals: The park's picnic shelters are available for rent. Inquire at the park office.

Naturalist Programs and Park Tours: Interpretive programs are held in the park most weekends during the summer. Inquire at the park office or check park bulletin boards for program schedules.