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Park Rapids Lakes Area? A Beautiful Place with a Different Pace.

Itasca State Park

  • Attractions
  • Motels
  • Dining
  • Camping
  • General Merchandise
  • Gifts
  • Books
  • Year Round Lodging
  • Year Round Lodging
  • Tours
  • Museums & Galleries
  • Nature & Outdoors
36750 Main Park Drive
Park RapidsMN 56470
(218) 699-7251
(218) 699-7210 (fax)
Hours:
Itasca State Park is open year-round; Douglas Lodge & Restaurant: Memorial Day Weekend to Mid-Oct.

About Us

The Mississippi headwaters and a whole lot more!
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 read more
  • About

    The Mississippi headwaters and a whole lot more!
    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.

  • Highlights

    • Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center open year-round
    • Dining offered seasonally at historic Douglas Lodge
    • Snack bar open seasonally at Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center
    • Gift shops located at Visitor Center, Headwaters & Forest Inn
    • Vehicle permit required to enter park; $5/day $25/year (motorcycle: $20/year)
  • Amenities

    • Accepts less than full week's stay
    • Boat/Motors Rental
    • Handicap Accessible
    • Major Credit Cards
    • Meeting Room
    • Restaurant

    accommodations

    Units
    Type of Accommodation
    Rates Starting At
    5
    Cabin: 1 bedroom
    $110.00 to $125.00
    Notes: Cabin #1 & #11 Handicapped Accessible.
    1
    Cabin: 10 bedrooms
    $455.00
    1
    Cabin: 2 bedrooms
    $145.00
    6
    Cabin: 3 bedrooms
    $188.00
    Notes: Cabin #5 Is handicapped Accessible.
    4
    Room: 1 double bed
    $67.00
    2
    Room: 2 twin beds
    $88.00
    3
    Suite: 2 rooms
    $110.00
    12
    Suite: 3 rooms
    $126.00 Open all year.....
    Notes: Suite # 61,71 Handicapped Accessible.
  • Directions

    East Entrance is 21 miles north of Park Rapids on U.S. 71. From Bemidji, the East Entrance is 30 miles south on U.S. 71. From Bagley, the North Entrance is 21 miles south on State Hwy 92/ U.S. 200.