Lake Bemidji State Park

In the area

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Programs & Services

Park Office

3/4 Miles Along Park Entrance Road

Office has Nature Store as well as area information. Lower level of office contains the park's Visitor Center and includes exhibits that focus on Lake Bemidji and the Bog.

Visitor Center

Lower Level of Park Office

Includes interpretive exhibits and serves as a winter trail center.

Naturalist Programs


Summer programs are offered Wednesday through Sunday from mid-June through Labor Day. Fall, winter and spring programming is generally offered on weekends. The naturalist is available for programs to schools, scouts and other community organizations upon request. Programs focus on the lake and wetland environments found in the park. Check at the park office for interpretive schedule.

Gift Shop

Park Office

Nature Store in park office offers a variety of gifts, clothing, books and other nature-related items.


Within 7 Miles

Located in the city of Bemidji.


Bikes, boats, canoes, universal x-c skis, snowshoes

Rentals available seasonally at the park office, including Nice Ride bikes. Learn more about Nice Ride Bemidji. This link leads to an external site.


At Park Office

Available year-round.

Ice Sales

At Park Office

Available mid-May through mid-Oct.


Within 7 Miles

Located in the city of Bemidji.

Public Phones

Park Office

Courtesy phone outside park office.


Geocaching Demo Park

Bog Walk

Geocaching: Bring your own GPS unit or use one of the park's hand-held units for free. As time permits, park staff will be available to give you helpful tips and geocaching information.

Bog Walk: Approximately a one-mile hike to the 1/4 mile boardwalk that leads into the bog. Late May through mid-July is peak blooming season for orchids, including showy lady slippers, which peak in late June.