Itasca State Park


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Itasca State Park


Location:21 miles north of Park Rapids and 30 miles south of Bemidji on US 71.
Facilities:224 drive-in campsites (100 with electrical hookups), showers (é), flush toilets (é), 11 backpack campsites, 11 cart-in campsites, group camp, group center, cabins, lodge and restaurant, picnic areas and shelters (é), playground (é), volleyball court, hiking trails (49 miles), self-guided trail (3.5 miles), wheelchair-accessible trail (1.5 miles), paved bike trails (16 miles), ski trails (31 miles), snowmobile trails (31 miles), warming house, swimming beach, fishing pier (é), boat ramps, boat and motor rentals, pontoon and paddleboat rentals, canoe and kayak rentals, bike rentals, snowshoe rentals, visitor center (é), historic site, observation tower, snack bar, gift shops.
Activities:Camping, swimming, lake fishing, boating (speed limit restrictions), canoeing, hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, excursion boat tours, nature programs.
Special Features:Established in 1891, Itasca is the oldest state park in Minnesota. The Mississippi River begins its 2,552-mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico here. Points of interest include Preacher's Grove, Peace Pipe Vista, the Itasca Indian Mounds, Wegmann Cabin, and more than 100 lakes.
Address:36750 Main Park Dr
Park Rapids, MN 56470

Phone:218-266-2100
Fax:218-266-3942
Web: www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/itasca
Size: 32,690 acres.

See other parks in Minnesota.
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which is located three hours north of the Twin Cities and just one hour from Lake Superior to the east and the headwaters of the Mississippi River at Itasca State Park to the southwest.
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