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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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Beautiful Park on Lake Bemidji

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bagley, Minnesota
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Bagley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Karla R
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank 743leslieg
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Where else in Minnesota can you see carnivorous plants, tons of wildlife, stroll along the lake, hike out to a bog and bike on the Paul Bunyan trail. Plus, the staff at the ranger station were extremely friendly providing details on our map of things we shouldn't miss and helping us prioritize our hiking choices since we were only there... More 

Thank Tyggerstyx
Grapeview, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a four night stay here in our trailer. We were in a non-electric site and loved the quietness of the park. The sites have quite a bit of space around them and are in the midst of large shade trees. Since we were here in September, we had no trouble getting a site, even through the weekend. The... More 

Thank Jim B
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We stayed there for one night after cycling the Paul Bunyan trail all the way to Crow Wing state park and back. 250 miles. The park staff were very helpful. If you havent been there before go and check out your camping site first...many of them are very open to your neighbour. Unfortunately our neighbour was inconsiderate and let their... More 

Thank Brenda K
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Park was a surprise, nice clean family friendly. Place for picnic and play . Beautiful lake side park and good parking.

Thank Theresa M
Minnesota City, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We walked to the Bog Walk and then walked the board walk through the bog. This is well worth your time. Since we were last there, the plants have been labeled. Even though some were not blooming, it was fun to see what their leaves looked like. The bog walk takes you to a very shallow lake where the water... More 

Thank Josephine M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I bike to the state park on a regular basis. It has a nice beach and swimming area and a lot of places to eat and hang out. IT has nice walking and biking and cross country ski trails. You can start there and bike around Lake Bemidji.

Thank Judy C
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The park is great for Biking, swimming, walking & hiking. The bog walk is nice but long waking distances and not good for kids and seniors. Also, the people who work there and park rangers are the worst in Minnesota. We will never go back this park again.

5 Thank Lee T

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