Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

In the area

From Explore MN Tourism

Recreation Facilities


Picnic Area

40 Sites

The picnic area includes 40 sites with picnic tables, fire rings, restrooms and a soft drink vending machine. In addition there is a swimming area and beach, large playground for the kids, the parks Visitor Center and good fishing nearby at Buck Moore dam at the foot of Lake Ogechie.

Picnic Shelter


Picnic Area Near Beach

The new playground includes swings and a large interactive area where kids can climb, slide, play inside and through a great wooden structure.

Canoe Access

Rum River Public Access

Golf Course

Within 8-17 Miles

There are 3 courses near the park each offering a different challenge to golfers. All are 18-hole courses and range from 6,000 to 6,500 yards.


Warming House

Trail Center

The Trail Center/Warming Shelter includes a fireplace, picnic tables, and modern restrooms. Open daily during regular park hours.

Sliding Hill

Next to Trail Center

Because of its location next to the park's modern Trail Center/Warming Shelter, you can relax inside and sip hot chocolate while you keep an eye on the kids sliding down the hill. Great fun!


Ice Fishing

Several opportunities to fish Minnesota's most famous walleye lake. Call local resorts or click on Mille Lacs Tourism button for more information.

Water Facilities

Swimming Beach

Within the park