Only 6 miles from Bemidji, this park is an easy escape to nature for locals and visitors alike. Featuring a sandy beach on Lake Bemidji and opportunities for fishing and boating as well as miles of hiking trails, there are plenty of activities to occupy your time. Spend the night at the main campground, or book a hotel room in town for an even more comfortable stay.
The Bog Walk is the most popular trail in the park and is a short, family friendly, and designated wheelchair accessible hike to a wooden boardwalk over a peat bog with unique plants. Other trails in the park wander through the forest and are especially excellent in the fall. The park is also the northern terminus of the Paul Bunyan State Trail, a long distance trail through the scenic north woods traveling south to Brainerd.