Standard (Tent/RV)
Cabins
Dispersed
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About LaSalle Lake State Recreation Area

La Salle Lake State Recreation Area is Minnesota's newest state recreation area. It offers a great wilderness experience and peaceful getaway amid red and jack pine forests and woodlands.

Take advantage of fishing opportunities on Minnesota's deepest inland lake at 213 feet. Other highlights include a coldwater stream, a scientific and natural area, and a pristine stretch of the Mississippi River.

Operator
State
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
Features
ADA Accessible
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
WiFi
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RVs and Trailers
Sewer Hookups
Water Hookups
30 amp Hookups
50 amp Hookups
Max Length: 65 ft.
Location
LaSalle Lake State Recreation Area is located in Minnesota
Latitude
47.3471 N
Longitude
-95.1582 W
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Directions
La Salle Lake State Recreation Area is located 233 miles northwest of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and eight miles north of Itasca State Park. From the north entrance of Itasca State Park, proceed north on Clearwater County Road 2 for 6 miles. Turn right onto Clearwater County Road 40 and proceed 4 miles. CR 40 becomes Hubbard County Road 9. The recreation area will be on your right, on the south side of the road. From Park Rapids, proceed north on US Highway 71 to the intersection of US Highway 71 and US Highway 200. Turn left onto Highway 200 going north to Clearwater County Road 2. Turn right on CR 2 and proceed for 6 miles. Turn right onto Clearwater County Road 40 and proceed 4 miles. CR 40 becomes Hubbard County Road 9. The recreation area will be on your right, on the south side of the road. From Bemidji, proceed south on US Highway 71. Turn right on South Lake Plantangenet Drive or Hubbard County Road 9, and proceed 10 miles to Becida. Proceed west 6 miles and the recreation area will be on your left, on the south side of the road.
3 Reviews of LaSalle Lake State Recreation Area
clean but might as well be a parking lot

showers and bathrooms are clean and well lit but there is no privacy between the sites. Basically it’s a place for people to park their RVs. There is a lake there with no beach and it’s about 10-15 min from Itasca State Park.

New, clean, spacious

Water and sewer hookups and electricity at each site, lots of space at each site. Besutiful trails. Great for campers and tents!

First to Review
La Salle Lake state recreation area

La Salle Lake is the newest Minnesota state recreation ares, in the process of become a state park in its own right but currently administeted under the umbrella of nearby Itasca State Park.

If you are a tent camper, the main campground is rather open and more stark than you might like, but RV campers will like the full hookups and the exceptionally nice campground restrooms and shower facilities. What is special about camping here is not the campground itself, but the exceptional surroundings. Lake La Salle is a small but pristine lake, the second deepest in Minnesota and surrounded but mature forest in an ancient glacial moraine tunnel valley. The unique geology makes for terrific hiking through varied terrain all around the lake itself, and into the nearby state Scientific Natrual Area at the confluence if LaSalle Creek and the fledgling Mississippi River. While mostly wooded, there is also a natural prairie area with rare wildflowers. There is nice canoeing, kayaking anf fishing, a good boat launch and swimming beach, and a beautiful new accessible boardwalk and picnic area. There are also two very beautiful north woods style cabins for rent. There are a couple of paddle-in or hike-in dispersed campsites being developed on the more secluded side of the lake, and for folks who want a primitive camping experience close to Bemidji this would be it! The park is 15 miles from Itasca State Park and also 15 miles from Bemidji for day trips to either, and a family-friendly bar and grill is 5 minutes away at the Becida crossroads. Well recommended for an easy and quiet family getaway in northern Minnesota

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