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Father Hennepin State Park

41294 Father Hennepin Park Road, Isle, Minnesota 56342 USA
(320) 676-8763
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  Average Rating:   (Based on 4 Reviews)  3.5out of 5

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4 Star Rating   October 11th, 2015   Nice for families
We took a fall trip here last week with our 8 and 6 year old daughters. The sites are nice and well maintained. The bathrooms aren`t as nice as other state parks we`ve visited. The kids enjoyed geocaching and the fall weather was great. This park is probably a 1-2 day visit max before running out of things to do. We`ll be visiting again in the future.

3 Star Rating   July 27th, 2013   Small, but nice
Just got back from 3 days at Father Hennepin. If it`s hiking you`re looking for, this is not the park for you. I covered the entire park my first afternoon. Much better hiking can be found at nearby Mille Lacs Kathio State Park, about 5-8 miles away. That being said, the park is well cared for, has a good beach if lake swimming is your thing, sand volleyball, swings and such, fishing pier and 2 boat launches. In my opinion, this is place is mostly for families with kids, which I am not, so it wasn`t my favorite. But if you`re looking for a manageable state park with things to keep the kids from screaming, this could fit for you.
I stayed at Maple Grove campground. It`s a bit more rustic than Lakeview, with reminded me of a field with RVs strewn about. I`m a tent camper and enjoy more privacy. Maple Grove sites offer some privacy, but there`s not much understory to speak of so you can see and hear your neighbors pretty easily. All-in-all, this park is fine, but not one I would visit again.

4 Star Rating   December 29th, 2011

3 Star Rating   January 24th, 2011
I went on camping here a few years ago and it was a lot of fun. The site was private, trails were fun and the lake was awesome. The kids loved swimming and looking for shells.
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