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Well-marked trails, cabins available, remote location

This park is definitely worth a visit even in the winter. There were many trails options, often... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Nice Park

I stayed at Kathio’s prinitive Ogechi campground. Nice campground with decent size sites. This is a... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2018
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15066 Kathio State Park Rd, Onamia, MN 56359-2207
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is definitely worth a visit even in the winter. There were many trails options, often within the woods (which provides some wind protection). The trails were quite walkable. The ranger at the interpretive center was friendly and helpful when we asked about finding...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

I stayed at Kathio’s prinitive Ogechi campground. Nice campground with decent size sites. This is a very busy and very noisy campground full of families. If you’re looking for a quiet campground this is not it. Plus side is that there is good cellphone service....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 2, 2018

Loved the state park! We camped for a 3-night trip in July. There were a lot of bugs---but that is to be expected. Only thing I'd point out is that the swimming beach wasn't exactly that. I'd call it more of a wading pond.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sarah N
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

This is our first time in this park. We camped for 2 nights. The campsite is of a good size and private. Come prepared when camping in the summer because they are a lot of mosquitoes and biting flies along the trails. We went to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jay r
Reviewed July 7, 2018

When we went in June, mosquitoes were abundant. It as a tiny Lake Side beach. It has a beautiful interpretative center. You also have to do the fire tower if you are not afraid of heights, the view is fantastic. We also have done some...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

I live about 20 minutes from here, so I have literally been going here all my life. It is best enjoyed in the fall. The leaves are spectacular, especially as you climb the fire tower. There are four camper cabins, which are great for getting...More

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank Ruth V
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

People who want to have a picnic spot, a kayaking, canoeing and boating would find this place awesome! Also, it has museum inside the long walks, biking trail, hiking, cycling is extremely wonderful here. Archaeological stuff also there for studying students. It's open for all...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 19, 2017

We spent the weekend in Spot #32 just a short walk to the shower and rest room. There was plenty of space and foliage between sites. How I managed to get a site with electricity on the Thursday before was a mystery. The MN State...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank par72mn
Reviewed August 16, 2017

What a great name for a hiking trail that consist of a lot of walking on a boardwalk to preserve the sensitive plant life. Very interesting how the mossy plant life seemed to mound up around the base of the trees. I was there on...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank charylec
Reviewed July 27, 2017

We were in the area for a family weekend trip and decided to stop for a little hiking and adventure. First we did the fire tower, it was awesome!! I would highly suggest it! Of course if you are afraid of heights be cautious. Beautiful...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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They do during their normal season.