Acres of pristine forests and 60 shimmering lakes within 15 miles make the Bemidji area a woods, water and wildlife oasis.

Acres of pristine forests and 60 shimmering lakes within 15 miles make the Bemidji area a woods, water and wildlife oasis. The legendary Mississippi River starts as a creek you can step across in nearby Itasca State Park. Neighboring Lake Bemidji is a favorite spot for water-sports enthusiasts and anglers looking for walleye and perch. Soaring bald eagles with 6-foot wingspans thrill hikers in the Chippewa National Forest. Fun-bike rentals, a game room, mini golf, a playground and a swimming pool keep campers busy at this KOA. Limited facilities in spring and fall. Pool: Memorial Weekend - Labor Day Weekend. Max pull thru: 100 feet. 
Protect Minnesota's Forest and Urban Trees from emerald ash borer or gypsy moth - burn firewood only where you buy it. Please don't bring any firewood with you unless it is certified.

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 100' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (5/28 - 9/6)
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Propane ($)
  • Kamping Kitchen
  • Mini Golf
  • Firewood ($)
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Ways to Stay

KOA Journey

KOA Journey Campgrounds

KOA Journey campgrounds are the perfect oases after a day on the road. Whether it’s along the way or a quick getaway, they’ve got you covered. Located near the highways and byways of North America with long Pull-thru RV Sites, they deliver convenience to the traveling camper. Pull in, ease back and take a load off.

KOA Journeys Feature:

  • Pull-through RV Sites with 50-amp service
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Well lit after hours check-in service

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Local Area

Itasca State Park

Itasca State Park is just about a half-hours drive from Bemidji. Itasca State Park is the oldest, most popular park in Minnesota. There are over 32,000 acres and 100 lakes.

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Paul Bunyan and Babe (The Blue Ox)

Visit Paul and Babe, the legendary north woodsman complete with an Amusement Park.

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"The Fireplace of the States"

This is a stone fireplace with a stone from every state in the union and most of the provinces in Canada.

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Concordia Language Villages

Concordia Language Villages offer a wide variety of language sessions varying in length from one weekend to four weeks and all language levels are welcome, from beginning to advanced.

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