Mille Lacs Kathio State Park
MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2021

Loved the historic trails

We stayed here one night and part of the next day. We camped in the older Ochegie campground (site #1) near the historic native village site and trail. There were few people camping so it was quiet. We called the office as no one had been staffing it when we arrived. The ranger was very nice and brought us a stamped sticker for my state park passport. He answered several questions for us too.

The next day, we explored some more of the park. There were several Purple Martin houses near the parking lot of the picnic area and we enjoyed watching the martins coming and going and feeding youngsters. The interpretive center was closed so we missed that. There is a fire tower you can climb, but we passed because we had a time crunch. We never used the showers or restrooms as our camper is self-contained.

We will return to see more of this park.

  • Site #1, Ochegie CG
  • Ochegie Lake once full of wild rice. Now just reeds covering the lake. They are trying to restore the wild rice and water.
  • Purple Martins
  • Site of ancient village with signage on history.
  • Used to be a wall here around the village.
  • Purple Martins
  • Wildflowers
Site#1 Ochegie campground, no utilities
Month of VisitAugust