Things to do in the greater Bemidji Area

lake itasca - Mississippi headwaters

Day Trip to Itasca State Park

Take a boat tour Lake Itasca Tours.

Walk Across the Headwaters

See or get your feet wet and walk across the headwaters of the Mississippi where the mighty river that flows across the country begins as a little trickle.

Ride or hike the many miles of bike/hiking trails full of gorgeous woodland views. Catch a glimpse of wildlife such as bald eagles, swans, deer, or even black bear.

Maybe drive the scenic loop through the park and stop for a great lunch or dinner at Douglas Lodge on the shore of lake Itasca.

Visit Bemidji

Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox

Located at the Visitor Center.

Wave to family or friends back home with the live web cam

It can be found on the Bemidji Chamber of Commerce web site. Visit the Fireplace of States inside the visitor center while you get all your information on the many great places to visit here in Bemidji.

child riding a bike on a trail in bemidji

Bike Bemidji

"Loop the Lake" around beautiful Lake Bemidji.

Bike the 24 miles around Lake Bemidji from Royal Oaks

Bike 110 miles one way on the Paul Bunyan Trail.
Mountain bike in Movil Maze. Downtown Bemidji is bike friendly with plenty to do and see!

mom and son at the lake

400 Lakes within 25 miles

Enjoy Northern MN lake adventures.

Close to a Variety of Lake Activities

Whether you are looking for fishing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, or just lounging on the beach, there are many lakes to choose from with only a short drive.

Please note that we are NOT located on a lake.

mother and child walking a trail in the bemidji area

Walking/Hiking Trails

Close access to the "church trail".

A walk in the park

Our neighbors, the Calvary Lutheran Church, offer a "church trail" for walking right from the park.

Drive into downtown Bemidji and walk around the lake on a paved trail or check out the sculptures on the downtown streets.

Walk the Paul Bunyan trail or take a drive to check out the Lost 40 (a unique unmapped and untouched part of the Chippewa National Forest)

Take a bog walk at Bemidji State Park and hike their beautiful trails.

Hike the miles of trails in Itasca State Park.

There is a lot of shopping down town bemidji to enjoy while you stay at our campground

Shop Bemidji

Find your perfect keepsake.

Bemidji offers plenty of shopping.

From the chain stores such as Walmart and Target, to the unique downtown shops, there is plenty to choose from! Looking for antiques? Check out several secondhand shops with inventory that changes daily. Souvenirs to remember your time in Bemidji? Look in several downtown shops to find the perfect keepsake!

Bemidji Sculptures - downtown

Discover Local Artists

Unique art pieces downtown Bemidji.

Take in local Art in Bemidji

Bemidji has several talented local artists displaying their work in several galleries.

Bemidji also features a sculpture walk downtown featuring unique pieces that change annually.

Grab some beers at Bemidji Brewing

Unique Local Brews

Discover a new brew.

Local Beer and Wine

Bemidji is the home to award winning Bemidji Brewing. Stop in and try out their local unique brews!

If wine is your preference, Forest Edge Winery is only a short drive away!

good food near by the campground


Experience Bemidji dining at it's finest.

Bemidji Offers many Restaurants to satisfy any palate

Bemidji has many restaurants to choose from. Of course, we have most of the chain restaurants and fast-food places, but we also have some excellent unique to Bemidji places to satisfy any palate! Try out Minnesota Nice for breakfast, Raphael's Bakery for lunch, or Sparkling Waters for a nice romantic dinner with views of the lake! Don't forget ice cream at Big River Scoop for dessert!

Calendar of Events Bemidji Area

This is a list of the events in the area that we are aware of, not a complete list of the many things available to do while visiting. There is always something for everyone happening! Whenever possible, we have included a link for more information.