Father Hennepin State Park
Located just west of Isle ( one mile south of McQuoid’s) on Hwy. 27, the 316-acre park offers camping, picnicking, swimming and hiking. This is a great spot to take in the lake’s fall color or view the famous white deer and migrating bird populations throughout the year. There is a clean swimming beach, public boat launch, fishing pier, snowmobile trails, and special nature programs that are given periodically throughout the year. Call for upcoming events: (320) 676-8763.
Mille Lacs Kathio State Park
Located just west of Onamia on Hwy. 27, the fourth largest Minnesota State Park offers camping, picnicking, boat, canoe, ski and snowshoe rentals. Visit the interpretive center, a 100-foot observation tower. Enjoy groomed ski trails, snowmobile trails, and naturalist programs for families. There are also horse trails (bring your own horse).