Lake Bemidji State Park
This park is the perfect playground any time of year, offering visitors swimming, boating, fishing, birdwatching, hiking, camping, biking, picnicking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and year-round naturalist-led activities.
Hikers can explore the beauty of a tamarack bog carpeted with showy lady's slippers, pitcher plants, dragon's mouth, grass pink, and insect-eating sundews. Most flowers are blooming in the bog during late spring and early summer.
Tell me more about this park's wildlife, history, geology and landscape.
2016 Reservations changes
Regular Firearms Deer Hunt, November 5-8
Muzzleloader Deer Hunt, December 2-4
During these special resource management deer hunts, Lake Bemidji State Park will remain open, but visitors are advised to wear blaze orange if they visit while the hunt is in progress. Some blaze orange vests and ball caps will be available to borrow at the park office. Visitors should also check for hunt-related information at the park office when they arrive. Questions? Please call the park at 218 308-2300. For more information, visit hunting in state parks.
Fishing Pier pulled for the Season
The fishing pier has been removed for the season. It is in the marina channel, so only smaller boats are now able to access the lake.
Nice Ride bikes back this summer
Nice Ride bikes are available for rent again this summer! Just stop in the Ranger Station to rent your bike, reservations are not needed. Helmets are available if you need one. Bikes are available through October 29.
(Updated October 25, 2016)
Things to see and do at the park:
Need ideas? Here's park staff's list of top stops at the park!
Podcasts and Other Extras:
Free WiFi is available in the campground and Visitors Center.
Lake Bemidji State Park also manages the Gulch Lake Forest Campground and day-use area, 25 miles south of Bemidji in the Paul Bunyan State Forest. These are rustic campgrounds that have a fee of $14 per night per site. For current information call the park office at 218-308-2300.
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 Lake Bemidji State Park.
Purchase a Minnesota State Parks Gift Card.
Bird Checklist at Lake Bemidji State Park.
Best time to contact the park:
Daily, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
3401 State Park Road Northeast
Bemidji, MN 56601
10 minutes north of Bemidji off Highway 71 N. Watch for and follow park signage.