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 Itasca State Park Fall Fun Bike
Friday, September 13-Sunday, September 15
AVA Sanction ID #126673

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What else is happening this weekend?

Itasca State Park has tons of things to do while you visit. At the time this booklet is being put together, there are plans for a Friday afternoon excursion tour across Lake Itasca from Douglas Lodge to the Headwaters. This 1hour, 45 minute tour will not only include seeing wildlife along the way, but interpreters will talk about the real history of Itasca, including the Schoolcraft Expedition, Native Americans, logging, Civilian Conservation Corp and Jacob Browers founding of the park in 1891. Cost is $20/ person.

The NSTT Board hopes to be renting the Clubhouse for the weekend and may invite you there for a Friday night campfire on the lawn. Saturday night we’ll do another hobo soup supper at the Picnic Shelter. More information will be coming on those activities.

Remember, if you’re camping, reservations open 120 days prior to your first day, so mark your calendars!



Registration:  Walk event registration desks
Register between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. and finish by 4 p.m.

If you wish to ride on Friday, contact Donna (612-402-5016)
or Lynne (763-910-5033) for registration.


No Award.  IVV event book credit, $4; walk only, $4.
Vehicle permit required.

The Trail

Distance and trails: 

Sanctioned for 26km. No NSTT markings will be put up on the bike trail ... follow park signs. Options are the full Wilderness Trail for 26km or
between Douglas Lodge and the Headwaters for 10km.


We ask that you print the registration sheet linked below,
fill it out and bring it to the event along with your payment.

State Park Vehicle Permit

A state park vehicle permit is required when you enter any state park. Daily permits cost $7.
An annual permit can be purchased for $35 and entitles you to an unlimited number of visits to any and all Minnesota State Parks for 12 months after date of purchase. To order online go to https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/permit.html


Water and restrooms are available at the picnic shelter.
NSTT will offer a participant picnic throughout the day for a donation to cover costs.

Event Contacts

For more information call Jim, 612-925-3393.

For park info call 218-699-7251.

Getting There

36750 Main Park Dr., Park Rapids, MN 56470. South entrance to the park is 23 miles north
of Park Rapids on U.S. Highway 71. From Bemidji, the east entrance is 30 miles south on
U.S. Hwy 71 and 1/10 mile north on State Hwy 200. The north entrance is 21 miles south of
Bagley on state Hwy 92/State Hwy 200.

For camping in Minnesota State Parks go to:


More about Itasca State Park.

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