La Salle Lake State Park is located in the Heartland region of Minnesota, just north of Itasca State Park and near the towns of Park Rapids and Bemidji.
How to Get to La Salle Lake State Park: Drive 8 miles north of Itasca State Park to 10221 County Road 9.
La Salle Lake’s Natural Attractions: La Salle Lake is 213 feet deep and 221 acres. Clear-running La Salle Creek flows from its source in Itasca State Park and joins the Mississippi River near the Coffee Pot canoe landing.
The area's diverse habitats support many plants and animals, including river otter, gray wolf, fisher, bald eagle, osprey, loons, trumpeter swans, and many species of woodland warblers. Only foot traffic is allowed in the wooded interior of the property.
Things to Do in La Salle Lake State Park: A small boat access with limited parking will get you on the lake to fish for walleye, northern pike, bluegill, and crappies. The lake is also a great place for canoeing and kayaking.
There are not yet designated hiking trails; however, hiking throughout the wooded areas and near the lake will bring you to some beautiful spots. Snowshoe in the park in winter.
Camping in La Salle Lake State Park: There are 39 well-spaced campsites for tents and RVs. All sites have electrical hookups, picnic tables, fire rings and grills, sewer, and water. 26 sites are available for advance reservations; 13 are on a first-come, first-served basis. A central building offers modern bathroom and shower facilities.
More Attractions in This Region: Head over to Itasca State Park for a wider variety of state park experiences. Visit the Mississippi River Headwaters, swim in Lake Itasca, and take a boat cruise on the lake.
Visit the arts community and museums in Bemidji, and take in the Paul Bunyan themed attractions. Park Rapids is a popular resort area with many local lakes that offer rewarding fishing opportunities.
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