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-around 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.

The unique boardwalk into the quiet, mysterious world of a spruce-tamarack bog offers visitors a rare chance to view orchids, mosses and insect eating plants. Swimming, fishing for walleye on Lake Bemidji; 14 mi of hiking, 5 mi of biking, 9 mi of skiing and snowshoeing are visitor favorites in this popular park. Boat and canoe rental is available. 5 mi of mountain biking, 96 site campground with electricity. Motorcoach groups should call ahead.

A state park sticker or daily permit is required. Lodging is available in campgrounds and cabins in the park. Camping and lodging reservations can be made by calling 1-800-246-2267 or visit their official website by clicking here.