Lake Bemidji State Park

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From Explore MN Tourism

Seasonal Update

Water: Water is available seasonally in the campground and day-use areas. Water is supplied to bathrooms, showers and drinking fountains/spigots. Water to the campground and day-use areas of the park is now OFF for the season.

Drinking Water: Outside water fountains and spigots are located throughout the campground, day-use area, near the camper cabins and at Lavinia Group Camp. Drinking water is available year-round in the Visitors Center.

Bathroom Facilities: The campground has three bathroom facilities, in Oak Lane, Pine Lane and Aspen Lane. There are also bathrooms with flush toilets near the swimming beach. The Visitors Center has bathrooms that are open year-round. Vault toilets throughout the park are open year-round.

Showers: The campground has two shower facilities, in Pine Lane and Aspen Lane.There is also an outdoor shower near the swimming beach.

Dump Station: The dump station is currently closed for the winter season. A potable water spigot is also located near the dump station to fill camping units.


Campgrounds: The park has 95 drive-in sites including 5 pull-through sites and 4 wheelchair accessible sites. In winter only one electric and one non-electric site are available to drive-in. Lavinia Group Camp is only available seasonally and has 5 sites with 50/30/20 amp service for pull-behind campers or RVs. The Bass Creek Group Camp is available in winter but access is on foot, ski or snowshoe.

Electric Sites: The park has 43 electric sites.

Special Notes for RV Campers: Electric sites have 30 amp breakers.


Contact Notes: Best time to contact the park:

Daily, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Trail Notes: The park has 11 miles of hiking trail, 1.3 miles of surfaced bike trail and 5 miles of mountain bike trail. In winter, the park maintains 8 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails and 3 miles of groomed snowmobile trail which connect to trails outside the park. A heated trail shelter is available for use during winter recreation season. Open hours correspond to office hours. Snowshoeing is permitted anywhere in the park except on groomed ski trails.

Season Rentals: Rentals of canoes, kayaks and fishing boats will be available from the Fishing Opener through mid-October. In winter, universal x-c skis, snowshoe rental available daily during regular office hours.

Naturalist Programs and Park Tours: Naturalist programs available year-round. Call to request special programs for groups at (218) 308-2328.