Itasca State Park

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36750 Main Park Dr. Shevlin, MN 56676 218-699-7251 Official Website

GPS: 47.2337, -95.1969

Last Price Paid: $31
Number of Sites: 225
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 1483 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

6 people have reviewed this location.

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1bars
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2bars
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Patricia57
FL 36' Jayco Precept
24 reviews
Nightly rate: $31
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 44E

Patricia57 would stay here again

“Loved seeing the Mississippi headwaters. ”

Reviewed Jun 13, 2019

Overall Rating

50 amp backin site. Plenty long. Picnic table and fire ring. Bathrooms and showers were clean. Lots of biking/walking/hiking trails. Verizon service is minimal and no internet. Got our dish to work off and on. In addition to the campsite fee, there is a $7.00 per day vehicle permit fee.

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bbvanlife
West Des Moines, IA Mercedes-Benz Metris
65 reviews
Nightly rate: $31
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 15e

bbvanlife would stay here again

“Great park for biking”

Reviewed Sep 28, 2018

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Bear Paw is one of two main campgrounds and the one closest to Lake Itasca. Sites are spaced a good distance apart but most are back to back so limited privacy. Bathrooms were very clean but no hooks. Wide paved (some boardwalk) bike paths but not as good for hiking. Unpaved trails are not accessible from the campground on foot. Drivin... more

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4 reviews
Nightly rate: $22
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 55

markdev would stay here again

“Beautiful bicycle ride, That little stream!!”

Reviewed Jun 18, 2017

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22 for no power seems a little extreme, but the park is awesome! I loved seeing the headwaters of the mighty Mississippi River. Such an insignificant start!! They have about a 17 mile bicycle path which goes right next to it. It does go on a road at one point but there was hardly any traffic. The ride was beautiful. All those tall Red ... more

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OneAddictedTraveler
Lake Elmo, MN 24' Pleasureway Plateau FL
48 reviews
Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: BearPaw 63e

OneAddictedTraveler would stay here again

“Excellent early spring experience”

Reviewed May 15, 2017

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Bear Paw is one of two campgrounds here. It is smaller than Pine Ridge. It is right on Lake Itasca and most sites can easily see the lake. We were too early for the flush toilets and showers which open about May 15. The sites are on several loops served by an asphalt drive. Most sites are angled to the loop road and come with a picn... more

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Tomp
Maple Plain, MN 28' Airstream CCD International Chevrolet 2500 HD Silverado Duramax 4WD
228 reviews
Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 33e
“Bear Paw C/G is beautiful, camping under tall white pines on the shoreline of Lake Itasca”

Reviewed Oct 13, 2016

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Bear Paw is one of two campgrounds in this historically significant park, The headwaters of the mighty Mississippi River system. The State Park is large, with an asphalt road through it for touring autos and laced with hiking/biking trails through stunning north woods beauty. The campsites are well laid out over hills and in a circ... more

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Jen and Mace Man ...
Livingston, TX 27' Airstream Flying Cloud Twin 2012 Ford F-250
164 reviews
Nightly rate: $31
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 210e

Jen and Mace Man Fancy Pants would stay here again

“Too big of campground area for me”

Reviewed Oct 20, 2015

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I stayed at the Pine Ridge Campground of this park. It is a very big campground and I wasn't in love with it. Could be due to the rain. It wasn't real busy in the campground and I would definitely not like it if it was busy. I didn't get a chance to see the other campground, Bear Paw or even go hiking due to the rain. However, the... more

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Hookups:
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
Recreation:
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • cabins
  • dump station
  • recycle
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
Pets:
  • pets

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