Lake Bemidji (04013002) is located in Bemidji in Beltrami County, Minnesota. Lake Bemidji has a maximum depth of 76 feet and a surface area of 6,420 acres. The lake also has six different public access sites.
The DNR put Minnesota lakes into 43 different classes based on physical and chemical characteristics. Lake Bemidji is in lake class 22. Other area lakes in this same classification are Cass, Pike Bay, Plantangenette and Kabekona.
There is a diverse amount of fishing available at Lake Bemidji, including: bluegill, common shiner, largemouth bass, redhorse, rock bass, shorthead redhorse, tullibee (cisco), walleye, white sucker, yellow bullhead, and yellow perch.
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Lake Bemidji is a pleasantly small lake, that is considered to traverse the Mississippi River, which is located less than 50 miles upstream of the lake. The Ojibwe call the lake "Traversing Lake." According to legend, Lake Bemidji and it's neighboring lake, Lake Irving, was formed in Paul Bunyan's footprint. Tourists from all over the Bemidji area are attracted to Lake Bemidji for it's good shoreline fishing, nearby state parks, swimming, and resorts.
Lake Bemidji State Park is a must-see for those visiting Lake Bemidji or the Bemidji area. The park is in a beautifully wooded area, and has many opportunities to explore the surrounding wildlife. Lake Bemidji State Park offers swimming, seasonal fishing, and boating on Lake Bemidji. Within the park, visitors are encouraged to bike or hike on the Fish Hawk Trail. Along the trail, guests can birdwatch or experience the beauty of a tamarack bog, carpeted with a variety of plant life that bloom during late spring and early summer.
The Paul Bunyan State Trail also has it's northern trailhead in Lake Bemidji State Park, and provides over a hundred miles of year-round enjoyment for bicycling, hiking, skiing, and snowmobiling.
At the Lake Bemidji State Park, there are over 100 different camp sites ranging from drive-in sites, pull-through sites, and tenting sites. Four of the campsites are wheelchair accessible. RV's up to 50 feet in length are welcome in most sites. The majority of the campsites provide woodland shade, flush and vault toilets, and a dump station for the RV's. Bass Creek Camp, located withing the Lake Bemidji State Park, is a group camp that accommodates up to 30 people. The sites are rustic with vault toilets, and only allow tents.
The state park also has four camper cabins available during all seasons for reservation. All of the cabins have heat and electricity, a screened porch, and an outdoor fire ring and picnic table. Two of the cabins are wheelchair accessible, and they have a peaceful view of Lake Bemidji.
The Bemidji area is packed with different attractions, events, and festivities during all seasons to keep it's guests busy and happy. There are golf courses, paintball and laser tag courses, amusement parks, geocaching, horseback riding, restaurants, movie theaters, and zoos - to name a few.
Along the shore of Lake Bemidji, near the Tourist Information Center, stands Paul Bunyan and his Blue Ox named Babe. They were built in 1937 and were recognized as the second most photographed icon in the nation. In 1988, the National Parks Service claimed the statues to be an official cultural resource worthy of preservation, and added them to the National Register of Historic Places.
Paul Bunyan's Animal Land is another popular attraction in the Bemidji area. Animal Land is home to nearly 100 animals, representing every continent on earth. Paul Bunyan's Animal Land is Minnesota's largest wildlife park/petting zoo, with lions, tigers, bears, llamas, monkeys, reptiles, exotic birds, and much more. The park includes an indoor learning center, gift shop, playground, picnic areas, and RV parking.
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