Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

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From Explore MN Tourism

Seasonal Update

Water: Water is off for the season. Water is available year round in the trail center

Bathroom Facilities: Pit toliets are available throughout the day use and overnight areas. Flush toilets and sinks are available year round at the trail center

Showers: The shower building is closed for the season

Dump Station: Dump station is now closed for the season.


Campgrounds: Camper cabins are available year round. A few sites are plowed out and available in Petaga campground year round. the backpack, walk-in, horse camp and Ogechie campgrounds are closed for the winter.

Electric Sites: 22 electric sites. Three of these sites are pull-through and two are wheelchair accessible.

Special Notes for RV Campers: Minnesota state parks generally do not offer water or sewer hookups.


Contact Notes: Best time to contact the park:

Daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

If no one is available, please leave a message and we will return your call.


Trail Notes: Ski trails will be groomed and maintained when we get 12-14" of standing snow. snowshoes are allowed anywhere in the park except the ski trails. Observation Tower is closed for the winter

Season Rentals: Canoe, kayak and row boat rentals are available in the summer. $15 for 4 hours or less and $25 for all day. In the winter, cross-country skis are available for $10.00 per day and snowshoes for $6.00 per day.