Description

Pitch your tent or park your RV at Bear Paw Campground and let nature do its thing. You’ll definitely want to plan a day hike through the park—you can cross the mighty Mississippi and explore the forests and lakes on the miles and miles of hiking trails. Bring your camera and check out the 2,000-acre Wilderness Sanctuary, one of the state’s National Natural Landmarks, so you can show the folks back home all the epicness on which they missed out.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
81 sites
Up to guests per site
Hike in
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Bear Paw Campground.

Beach
Forest
Lake
River, stream, or...
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Hipcamper Austin
Austin T.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 30th, 2015

Great for family camping, but if you want some seclusion & peace and quiet I'd suggest some primitive sites! Fun camping however!

Hipcamper Jocelyn
Jocelyn M.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2018

We were in one of the Campground Cabins to give our tent a chance to dry out and get a break from tenting on our road trip. It was beautiful - the park has so many things to see and places to hike or bike! The cabin was great - had a bed, a small kitchen, and a bathroom with toilet and sink. We still cooked out on the fire ring provided and ate at the picnic table, but it was a perfect way to enjoy the park for a day and night without the tent set up and tear down. We all enjoyed our stay!

Beautiful views of Lake ItascaWalking on one of the many trailsFront of the camp cabin at Bear Paw CampgroundBear Paw Campground
Hipcamper Alanna C.
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August 6th, 2019
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October 3rd, 2018
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July 17th, 2018
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November 15th, 2017
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September 25th, 2017
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July 8th, 2017
Park
Itasca State Park
State
Minnesota
Country
United States
Phone Number
218-699-7251
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
47.242° N, 95.211° W
Unknown price
Tent Only - Hike In: 22 Sites
(Up to people per site)
$23/night
Tent / RV / Trailer: 59 Sites
(Up to people per site)

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