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Itasca State Park

May 29, 2018
Parks and trails Legacy celebration is June 2
May 29, 2018 - 1:11pm
April 2, 2018
Dayton asks for $130 million in natural resources preservation
April 2, 2018 - 10:18am
March 24, 2018
The historic Douglas Lodge at Itasca State Park has been a vacation destination since 1905. Park Naturalist Connie Cox shared some of the recipes that have become favorites of park visitors over the years.
Northwoods Cooks: Favorite recipes from Itasca State Park
March 24, 2018 - 6:49am
February 17, 2018
Chilling out on top of a load of ice, Elias (front) and Brant Cox of Barnesville are grandsons of Dick Cox of Park Rapids. The Itasca Pioneer Farmers held a demonstration on Lake Itasca last Saturday to show how blocks of ice were cut in the "good old days." Before refrigeration, the ice kept food cool in iceboxes and railroad cars. (Photos by Lorie Skarpness/Enterprise)
Itasca ice harvest a chilling experience
February 17, 2018 - 8:39am
January 21, 2018
Outdoor events celebrate 10th anniversary of Legacy Amendment
January 21, 2018 - 1:00pm
January 17, 2018
Winter camping is for best learned by going with someone with experience. The group of six that camped at Itasca State Park this past weekend included six experienced campers and two beginners. (Photos by Lorie Skarpness/Enterprise)
Winter camping: Lots of solitude and layered clothing
January 17, 2018 - 11:00am
December 23, 2017
Doug Johnson noted 28 species of birds in the Itasca State Park count compared with 33 species in Bemidji. (Lorie Skarpness/Enterprise)
Itasca bird count part of larger effort
December 23, 2017 - 1:00pm
September 16, 2017
Public input sought on fishing regulations at Itasca State Park
September 16, 2017 - 9:00am
August 23, 2017
A 1910 Rumley Steam Engine tractor -- the pride of the Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers -- regularly chugs through the showgrounds and leads the daily tractor parade. The 25-horsepower, twin cylider engine is famous among collectors.
42nd annual Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmer show celebrates rural America
August 23, 2017 - 7:55am
August 13, 2017
Upcoming North Country Trail hikes planned
August 13, 2017 - 9:36am
July 22, 2017
Mike Parisio, a forester and entomologist at the Bemidji DNR office, shared his parasitoid collection with youngsters. "These are all wild-harvested, tracked down by me with a bug net," he said, pointing to a large wasp with a three-inch tail. "This is the prime specimen here. This is a megarhyssa. That tail right there is the ovipositor. They can use that to bore all the way into the tree to get to larvae."
Itasca State Park celebrates Smokey Bear
July 22, 2017 - 11:11am
June 10, 2017
Steve Gilbertson speaks in support of the pipeline at Wednesday's meeting, stating "it's the best way to transport oil."
State presents draft EIS on Line 3 pipeline
June 10, 2017 - 8:11pm
June 9, 2017
Outdoor Briefs
June 9, 2017 - 10:26am
May 20, 2017
Musical tribute to Civilian Conservation Corps coming to Itasca State park
May 20, 2017 - 10:00am
April 8, 2017
Update: Man acquitted in murder-arson case sought after pursuit in Itasca State Park
April 8, 2017 - 4:38pm
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