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Itasca State Park

36750 Main Park Dr, Park Rapids, Minnesota 56470 USA

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Open Now
Tue 8a-10p
  • Independent
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    Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
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“Minnesota's Oldest State Park”

Established in 1891, Itasca is Minnesota's oldest state park. Today, the park totals more than 32,000 acres and includes more than 100 lakes. Walk across the mighty Mississippi as it starts its winding journey 2,552 miles to the Gulf of Mexico. Stand under towering pines at Preacher's Grove. Visit the Itasca Indian Cemetery or Wegmann's Cabin, landmarks of centuries gone by. Camp under the stars, or stay the night at the historic Douglas Lodge or cabins. Explore Wilderness Drive past the 2,000-acre Wilderness Sanctuary, one of Minnesota's seven National Natural Landmarks.

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Tatiana Danger

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August 30, 2014
Rated 4.0

Itasca State Park is Minnesota's oldest state park. It’s over 32,000 acres and has more than 100 lakes. You could easily spend an entire afternoon here. Also, pretty rad to be able to walk across the Mississippi River, like another commenter mentioned.

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treefrogdarla

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August 07, 2014
Rated 4.0

Pretty cool to be able to walk across the mighty Mississippi!

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mariaveach

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September 24, 2019
Rated 5.0

Easy hike to headwater from camp site. Site is beautifully maintained. Small parks at every site. Great stop!

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Itasca State Park

36750 Main Park Dr
Park Rapids, Minnesota
56470 USA

Hours

Open now until 10:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Max Stay
14
Season End
mid
Affiliation
State park or forest
Sites Count
66
Season Start
May
Back In RV Sites Count
15
  • Sites
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Big Rigs
  • Firewood
  • Fifty Amp
  • Tent Sites
  • Cabin Sites
  • Full Hookup
  • Paved Sites
  • Dump Station
  • Reservations
  • Sewer Hookup
  • Water Hookup
  • Potable Water
  • Rec Facilities
  • Back In RV Sites
  • Standard Tent Sites
  • Vehicle Wash Permitted
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