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Lake Bemidji State Park

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Address: Bemidji, MN
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+1 218-755-3843

An outdoor paradise offering swimming, boating, fishing, biking, hiking and...

An outdoor paradise offering swimming, boating, fishing, biking, hiking and more.

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Geocache trip

Nice park. Clean and well taken care of. Good geocache, different than other state park geocaches. Nice walk thru the bog. Friendly staff.

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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice park. Clean and well taken care of. Good geocache, different than other state park geocaches. Nice walk thru the bog. Friendly staff.

Thank JW T
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited for the weekend. There are several camping spots in their campground, I believe around 90. We mainly stayed at our campsite and along the beach. Tried to do some fishing but didn't get any bites. The beach is nice and wide. They have a nice playground for kids to play. I believe the website said 12 miles of... More 

Thank Angie E
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love BSP as you can camp, hike, swim, bike, enjoy events, have seclusion and privacy or join the hikes or informational groups. Its wooded with plenty of natures critters and has a sandy beach for swimming plus great fishing. Its not hard to find nor miles and miles out of the way. Nice.

Thank dying2betied
Modesto, CA
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53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Spring: Bog walk with descriptive plant signs. Watch north woods nature. Fishing opens in May. Paved Bike trails You can bike all the way around the lake or through the country side to Walker and points beyond. Summer: Swimming, hiking, biking, fishing, camping. There is a marina and park programs Fall: More of the same, minus the swimming Winter: snowshoeing,... More 

Thank Cathey E
Winona, Minnesota
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99 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We visited this on our goal of visiting all the Minnesota State Parks. We came to get the passport stamp, the Wildflower Geocache, and complete the Hiking Club Trail. We accomplished all 3 things and more. This is a great park that shouldn't be overshadowed by the nearby Itasca State Park. The Hiking Club trail takes you across a road... More 

Thank Sid_and_Roxy
Bemidji, Minnesota
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This park is one of Minnesota's real jems. I live in bemidji and visit the park sometimes weekly. The camping areas great. Looks like everyone has just the right amount of space for their stay. The park is great, plenty of scenery and activities. You really couldn't ask for much of a better beach, and the beach is plenty big.... More 

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

It's a perfect time to snowshoe, ski, and hike in the Bemidji State Park. Beautiful and scenic, it offers lots of opportunities for photography, bird watching, and physical outdoor activities.

Thank Mary S
Bemidji, Minnesota
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13 reviews
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We love their hiking trails that are right next to the lake. Beautiful and scenic ! We also noticed there are boats to rent so will try that next time also.

Thank pribyl2
Litchfield, Minnesota
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Really nice hiking trails. Loved all the messages along the trail highlighting different vegetation!

Thank Karla R
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42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We only had a bit of time, but ventured around a trail that meandered through oaks, maples and aspen. Wide grassy snowmobile trail was easy hiking. As the trail narrowed along the lake, it was still relatively easy. Leaf color was past peak, but the woods were still beautiful, letting dappled light through. We stayed in the areas identified by... More 

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