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Itasca State Park Campground Minnesota

Itasca State Park Overview

Itasca State Park Playground

Itasca State Park is home to more than 100 lakes and also located near the headwaters of the Mississippi River. The campground with 223 campsites for tents, trailers and RVs. There are 160 sites with electric hookups (up to 60 feet). There are also 11 backpack sites, 11 cart-in sites and 1 group campsite.

Campsites are suitable for tents, trailers and RVs. Each campsite also has a table, fire ring and grill. The campground has drinking water, flush toilets, hot showers, a new amphitheater, swim beach, picnic area and a dump station. Firewood and ice is also available for sale form the campground office.

Itasca State Park – Area Recreation & Info

The Park consists of of 32,000 acres of heavily forested areas with towering pines and has many historic sites to explore. Be sure to check out the visitor center/gift shop and interpretive exhibit.  Outdoor recreation activities include hiking, biking, fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, picnicking, wildlife viewing and winter sports. Rentals available include: fishing boats, pontoon boats, paddleboat, kayak, paddle boards, canoes and bikes.

Lake Bemidji State Park is another nice facility and is about 50 miles north via highway 71. The campground has 96 campsites.

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Amenities
  • Amphitheater
  • BBQ Grills
  • Boat Launch/Ramp
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rental
  • Camp Store
  • Campfire Center
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electrical Hookup
  • Equipment Rentals
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Gift Shop
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Ice
  • Pay Phone
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Ranger Station
  • Rentals
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
  • RV Hookups
  • Showers
  • Visitor Center
Activities
  • Backpacking
  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Canoeing
  • Creek
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Kite Surfing
  • Lake
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Sailboarding
  • Sports Court
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming
  • Visitor Center
  • Volleyball
  • Walking Trails
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wind Surfing
  • Winter Sports
  • Winter/Snow Sports
36750 Main Park Drive
Park Rapids, Minnesota 56470
218 699-7251
Lat / Long:

47.194648, -95.165012

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Best Campsites

1, 3, 4, 9, 13, 19, 25, 28, 32, 40, 45, 53, 54, 69, 106, 121, 130, 136, 139, 144, 161, 163, 177, 189, 204, 208, 209, 217, 219, 225, 247

Regions
Campsite Types
  • ADA
  • Group
  • Primitive
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
Season:

Year Round

Elevation:

1,558

# of Campsites:

223

# of RV Campsites:

160 w/ Electric

Itasca State Park Photos & Video

Itasca State Park Beach
Itasca State Park Boat Ramp
Itasca State Park Playground
Itasca State Park Sign
Lake Itasca
Mississippi Sign
Start of the Mississippi

Itasca State Park Comments & Reviews

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2 Comments on “Itasca State Park”

  1. Tent campers beware! Spruce and oak loops are more like RV parks. No where good to set up a tent. We ended up moving to poplar with no electric, but worth it for more privacy!

  2. I completely agree with the other review – we were originally booked into Spruce loop, and as tent campers it was our worst nightmare – tons of RVs, parties, smokers, people riding bikes through others’ campsites… we switched to Poplar loop and got a nice, wooded site that was much quieter. Sidenote: the bathrooms are very clean!

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