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Itasca State Park

47 Reviews

About This Campground

State Park

Established in 1891 as an effort to preserve the headwaters of the Mississippi River and its surrounding woodland, Itasca is Minnesota’s oldest state park. Located 100 miles north of Alexandria, and covering an area of more than 32,000 acres, this mixed woodland is dotted with more than 100 lakes,…

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Cabins
  • Tent Cabin


For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • WiFi
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Big Rig Friendly


47 Reviews of Itasca State Park

Ratings Breakdown

  • 0
  • 0
  • 2
  • 10
  • 35
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2021

Fall Camping

A great spot for fall camping! This spot was a close walk to the primitive toilet and offered a great view of the lake. This site offered a picnic table and fire ring. Some sites had electrical hookups, but I stayed at a tent spot. Pulling into the parking spot for each site was difficult, so…

  • view of lake
  • picnic table set up
  • Elk Lake (near campsite)
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SiteBear Paw 58
Month of VisitNovember
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2021

Beautiful scenic drive!

Nice level site, clean bathroom/shower facilities, park is beautiful!

Month of VisitOctober
Beth D.
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2021

5 Nights 5 Stars - Minnesota Bucket List

One of the Greatest MN State Parks - put it on your list!  I'll try to keep comments brief here, but pictures/descriptions plentiful.  We chose Bear Paw campground to be walkable to the water.  Highly recommend Site 2 for nice privacy, walkable proximity to water, close to pit toilet and extra…

  • setting up at Bear Paw #2.  Tight, but was perfect in the end.  Maybe the most private drive in site in Bear Paw -- fishhouse/parking to the south.  Extra wooded "lot" to the North.  Woods to the East.  Drive entry to the West was across from bigger RV sites, but we felt tucked away!
  • Sunset over one of the lake views down a little trail on the West side of Bear Paw camp.  Fires in Canada made the air super hazy in July 2021.
  • Info near the bike trail on the West side of Bear Paw camp.
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SiteSite 2, Bear Paw
Month of VisitAugust


Itasca State Park is located in Minnesota

Detail location of campground


36750 Main Park Drive
Shevlin, MN 56676


47.23374348 N
95.19687328 W

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