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Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

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Address: 15066 Kathio State Park Road, Onamia, MN 56359-2207
Phone Number: 320-532-3523
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Activities: Camping

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Great group campsite #3 for spring or fall, not summer

So the other reviews are correct, this place is one big swampy marsh and the bugs are bad in the summer. And it is a huge park, has 3 different campgrounds, but it's gorgeous and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We were in the Onamia area for a week and decided to do a drive through of this park. If you buy a day pass to one state park you can use it at others on the same day. I have to say there wasn't much that caught our attention. There is an observation tower but parking isn't close by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

So the other reviews are correct, this place is one big swampy marsh and the bugs are bad in the summer. And it is a huge park, has 3 different campgrounds, but it's gorgeous and awesome on certain aspects. 1st of all, we ended up at Group campsite 3 and it was absolutely gorgeous right on the banks (marsh) of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I don't usually like to give bad reviews but their website deceives you and makes you think they have a wonderful campground on Mille Lacs Lake, they don't. To get to the campground you turn left and go South of Mille Lacs Lake for a little ways and then have to drive through all these twisty roads through the state... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My husband and I camped here over the 4th of July weekend and we loved this park. Large campsites with ample area for our large tent, sites were spread out nicely and staff was very helpful. Bathrooms were not clean but that's par for the course. Good hiking and we rented a canoe as well. Would definitely go back.

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Oronoco, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We stayed in a Camping Cabin for 2 nights. The cabins are equipped with electricity, heat, box fan, table and bunk beds. The bunks are 2 small double beds topped with single beds. There is a screened in porch, lockable interior door and three screened windows. We found the space quite adequate for our needs. We attended Erin's, Park Naturalist,... More 

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Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Spent four nights here in their campground. Large campsites with electricity. Lots of hiking trails and only a few miles from the Soo Line Bike trail which is 114 miles long. 6 miles from the town of Onamia, MN where we found a great little restaurant.

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Arden Hills, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We do the candlelight cross country/snowshoe ski event every year and it is fantastic. The rangers layout a nice course for both types of winter enthusiasts. There is usually a bonfire at the end of the adventure with hot cider and snacks.

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Albertville, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I really like this park. It has never been crowded when I have visited and it has a feel of being much further up north than it is. I always climb the tower for a great view of the lake. Would like to stay in one of the rustic cabins on one of my next visits and do a little... More 

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Ham Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Plowed road. Cute cabins to rent. No snow this time to do any activities like cross country ski or snowmobile.

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Ogilvie, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Some have written about the bugs......it's the outdoors people! Have spent several afternoons there. Plenty to do there.....climb the tower, camping, bike riding, swimming, fishing, pinicing, or hiking! And the plus is it's quiet! Love Kathio!

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