La Salle Lake State Recreation Area

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La Salle Lake State Recreation Area


La Salle Lake State Recreation Area is Minnesota's newest state recreation area. It offers a great wilderness experience and peaceful getaway amid red and jack pine forests and woodlands.

Take advantage of fishing opportunities on Minnesota's deepest inland lake at 213 feet. Other highlights include a coldwater stream, a scientific and natural area, and a pristine stretch of the Mississippi River.

Tell me more about this park's wildlife, history, geology and landscape.


Visitor Alert!

Campground update

The water in the campground has been shut off as of Friday October 3rd, 2014. The campground will remain open through November, weather permitting. All sites will have electricity, but no water or sewer.

Public Hunting

By legislation, La Salle Lake State Recreation Area is open to hunting, fishing, and trapping of protected species during designated seasons. Dogs under control for hunting purposes are also allowed during regular hunting seasons. There is no hunting or trapping allowed in the vicinity of the campground and cabins.

For more information: state parks during fall hunting season.

Last updated October 2, 2014

Park Notes

Be fascinated. Check out the naturalist programs and other activities scheduled at the park.

Guest houses are open year-round!

See details and photos for both Lone Wolf Cabin and Black Bear Guest House.

Master Plan:

Read the master plan that will guide development and operations at Minnesota's newest state recreation area for the next two decades.

Virtual Tour:

Take a virtual tour. It's a great tool to help you plan your next trip! Panoramic tour | Snapshot tour

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Don't move firewood!

Burning non-local firewood can spread invasive species, and it's against Minnesota state law. Learn more. Always buy your firewood at the park, or from an approved local vendor. Find firewood vendors for La Salle Lake State Recreation Area.

Park Highlights

tree Fishing

tree Boating

tree Camping

tree Unique Ecosystem

tree Hiking

tree Snowshoeing


Hours

Daily, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

If no one is available, please leave a message with Itasca State Park 218-699-7251.

Contact

Campground: 10221 Cty Rd 9, Solway, MN 55678
Cabin/Guest House/Lake Access: 10045 Cty Rd 9, Solway, MN 55678
Mailing address: c/o Itasca State Park, 36750 Main Park Drive, Park Rapids, MN 56470

tel: 218-699-7251

fax: 218-699-7210

email: c/o itasca.statepark@state.mn.us

Getting There

La Salle Lake State Recreation Area is located 233 miles northwest of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and eight miles north of Itasca State Park.

From the north entrance of Itasca State Park, proceed north on Clearwater County Road 2 for 6 miles. Turn right onto Clearwater County Road 40 and proceed 4 miles. CR 40 becomes Hubbard County Road 9. The recreation area will be on your right, on the south side of the road.

From Park Rapids, proceed north on US Highway 71 to the intersection of US Highway 71 and US Highway 200. Turn left onto Highway 200 going north to Clearwater County Road 2. Turn right on CR 2 and proceed for 6 miles. Turn right onto Clearwater County Road 40 and proceed 4 miles. CR 40 becomes Hubbard County Road 9. The recreation area will be on your right, on the south side of the road.

From Bemidji, proceed south on US Highway 71. Turn right on South Lake Plantangenet Drive or Hubbard County Road 9, and proceed 10 miles to Becida. Proceed west 6 miles and the recreation area will be on your left, on the south side of the road.