Father Hennepin State Park

41294 Father Hennepin Park Rd
Isle, MN 56342


Father Hennepin State Park is located on the southeast shore of Mille Lacs Lake. Visitors enjoy a large sandy beach for swimming, two boat accesses, fishing piers and picnic sites with a panoramic view of the lake. The park's 320 acres include two campgrounds and hiking trails that wind through a hardwood forest and along the rocky shoreline of Mille Lacs. The park's original vegetation was northern hardwoods mixed with marsh areas and pines along the lake. The hardwoods provide shade during the summer and spectacular color in the fall.

Park Highlights:

Wheelchair Accessible Fishing Piers
Sandy Beach
Home of Several Albino Deer


Drive-in Sites 103 Sites
Two campgrounds with wooded sites.

Electric Sites 51 Sites
Park has 51 electric sites available during the regular camping season.

RV Length Limit 60 Feet
Length is measured from front of tow vehicle to rear of vehicle being towed.

Wheelchair Accessible Sites 4 Sites
2 sites in each campground.

Group Camp 6 Sites

Sites are located 75' to 450' from parking area. Closed end of October.
Site 1 and 5 - Accommodates up to 15 people.
Site 2 - Accommodates up to 20 people.
Site 3 and 6 - Accommodates up to 25 people.
Site 4 - Accommodates up to 12 people.



Wheelchair Accessible 0.75 Mile
Hiking 4.5 Miles

Snowshoe Anywhere in the park

Recreation Facilities


Picnic Area 2 Picnic Areas
Lakeview Picnic Area and Beach Picnic Area.

Picnic Shelter Open Shelter and Enclosed Shelter
Beach shelter is located at the Beach Picnic Area and is wheelchair accessible. The Lakeview picnic shelter is located in the Lakeview Picnic Area. The Lakeview picnic shelter has a fireplace, electric outlets and a deck overlooking the lake and is also wheelchair accessible. Shelters can be reserved by calling the park.

Volleyball Beach Area
Pick up equipment at park office.


Water Source Lake

Fishing Lake
Fishing Pier Wheelchair accessible
2 fishing piers can be found in the park.

Swimming Beach Within the park
Boat Access drive-in.

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