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Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

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Nice Park

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

Reviewed 18 August 2018
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Great state park - but NOT for the swimming beach

Loved the state park! We camped for a 3-night trip in July. There were a lot of bugs---but that is... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2018
Sarah N
Mahtomedi, Minnesota
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15066 Kathio State Park Rd, Onamia, MN 56359-2207
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Reviewed 18 August 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

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Reviewed 3 August 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.

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Reviewed 27 July 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

Thank jay r
Reviewed 8 July 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

2  Thank garyaverill1
Reviewed 9 April 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

3  Thank Ruth V
Reviewed 19 October 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

Thank Hema R
Reviewed 20 September 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

2  Thank par72mn
Reviewed 17 August 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

Thank charylec
Reviewed 28 July 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

1  Thank Virginia W
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We decided to stop at Kathio State Park for a short hike on our way to Breezy Point. Minnesota has so much to offer to those who love the outdoors, but this park wasn't as impressive as others in the area. We chose a trail...More

Thank Teresa L
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Response from MN_Camper82 | Reviewed this property |
They do during their normal season.
Kim H
30 June 2015|
Response from Horsebite | Reviewed this property |
We noticed them the most in the woods. They drove us into the trailer around sundown.