Address 1: 36750 Main Park Drive
City: Park Rapids
Open: Open all year
Open all Year: Yes
Number of Sites: 249
Full Hook: Yes
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.
Campgrounds: The park has 223 drive-in campsites, 11 cart-in sites, 11 back pack sites which are available for the summer season.
Electric Sites: Park has 100 electric sites.
Reservations: Reservations are recommended for the summer season, especially for weekends and holidays. Reservations are not needed from November 1 – April 1. During this time, camping is available on a first-come, first-served basis.