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Lake Bemidji State Park

Lake Bemidji State Park, State Park Road Northeast, Bemidji, MN, USA

Daily from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.

$$

bike, hike, water-activities, outdoor-adventures, camping

Lake Bemidji State Park is a beautiful state park located on the North Shore of Lake Bemidji.

Those in the area of Bemidji should plan to stop at Lake Bemidji State Park. This gorgeous state park is nestled along the north shore of Lake Bemidji. Withing Lake Bemidji State Park, families can hike, bike, fish, birdwatch, and camp. Not to mention enjoy stunning views of several ecosystems. Then, in the winter, families can hike, snowshoe, cross-country ski, snowmobile, and go ice skating.

Families wishing to bike together will find paved trails, as well as those for mountain biking. Rental bikes are also available first-come, first-served. You will need to bring your own helmet. It's worth noting that the trail connects with the Paul Bunyan State Trail too!

Those hiking should consider the boardwalk path. Take about a one-mile hike to the 1/4 mile boardwalk. Here, meander the path that leads into the bog. Information displays share more about the bog's inhabitants. Those visiting from late May through mid-July will be able to see the best flowers in bloom, including orchids and lady slippers. Kids have plenty of chances to spot wildlife. Lake Bemidji State Park is home to a variety of creatures, including deer, porcupines, squirrels, and a variety of birds. Additionally, those with strollers or wheel-chair users will also find 2-miles of accessible trails.

You can also check out the Visitor Center, which includes a few interpretive exhibits. Check the calendar before you go because naturalist programs are offered throughout the year. There is also a small gift shop.

Features

Good for All Ages Biking Hiking snowshoeing wheelchair-friendly Cross Country Skiing Fishing
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Antonia Grant
Antonia Grant is a life-long learner and avid adventurer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She loves equipping families with the tools and confidence they need to travel and adventure together. Antonia is also a strong believer in the beauty of multigenerational relationships and travel. Her main adventure buddies are her husband and young daughter. As a family, they love trying new restaurants, hiking, and traveling the world! By day she works at Carleton College, by night she is a Minneapolis ambassador for happyly. She’s always seeking new adventures to write about and share. Connect with Antonia on Instagram @knead.to.roam!
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