Friends of Lake Bemidji State Park

A nonprofit organization

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This year marks the 100th anniversary of Lake Bemidji State Park. Please consider contributing to the upcoming projects and events celebrating this milestone with an in-kind donation, signing up as a Friends Group member, or providing a monetary donation. Up-coming events for the centennial celebration can be found on the park's website or on the Friends Group Facebook page

YOU can difference in YOUR park. Your contributions will help enhance amenities and opportunities the park has to offer visitors! 

The Friends Group provides funds and volunteers to support many park projects and events. In 2008, the Friends Group provided a children's playground & nature play space, and in 2010, a photo-op sign near the marina with the newly carved bears for this sign added in 2023. The Friends Group annually supports youth programming as well as events such as the Memorial and Labor Day weekend pancake breakfasts, maple syrup days, candlelight snowshoe & ski nights, music under the pines, and many other special events.

We are currently raising funds to make significant upgrades to the restroom facilities located in the main parking lot. These facilities were built in 1957, and they are in need of upgrades to the floors, ceilings, fixtures, and walls. If you would like to donate to this specific project, please reach out to use via the email or Facebook listed below and address the message to the project fundraiser, Michael Granlund. 

The Friends of Lake Bemidji State Park was incorporated in 2007 and is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible.

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Friends of Lake Bemidji State Park

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