Itasca State Park

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From Explore MN Tourism

Seasonal Update

Water: Water is off for the season.

Drinking Water: Available at the Jacob Brower Visitor Center year round from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm.

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: Showers are closed for the season.

Dump Station: Bear Paw dump station is closed for the winter.


Campgrounds: Several Pine Ridge Campground Sites are available during the winter months. Registration is online, through the Toll-Free number, or by calling the Jacob Brower Visitor Center during regular business hours. Bear Paw Campground is closed for the winter. 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 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. - 10 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: Snowshoes available for rent at the Jacob Brower Visitor Center during regular business hours.

Itasca Sports Rental is closed for the Winter and will be reopening May 1st through mid-October. For information on Itasca Sports Rental external link and rates, call (218) 266-2150 or email at

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