Description: Acres of pristine forests and 60 shimmering lakes within 15 miles make the Bemidji area a woods, water and wildlife oasis. The legendary Mississippi River starts as a creek you can step across in nearby Itasca State Park. Neighboring Lake Bemidji is a favorite spot for water-sports enthusiasts and anglers looking for walleye and perch. Soaring bald eagles with 6-foot wingspans thrill hikers in the Chippewa National Forest. Fun-bike rentals, a game room, mini golf, a playground and a swimming pool keep campers busy at this KOA. Limited facilities in spring and fall. Pool: Memorial Weekend - Labor Day Weekend. Max pull thru: 100 feet. Your hosts: the Vannoy family.