Lake Bemidji has been distinguished by Conde Nast Traveler as “one of America’s top 100 swimming holes” citing water quality and cleanliness as top attributes. Access to the Lake Bemidji swimming beaches can be found at Cameron Park on the west shore; Diamond Point Park at Bemidji State University on the west shore; and Lake Bemidji State Park on the northeast shore. Or swim the beaches at Itasca State Park where you can actually walk across the Headwaters of the Mississippi River!
Cameron Park: 2609 Birchmont Dr NE, Bemidji, MN
Diamond Point Park: 1700 Birchmont Dr NE, Bemidji, MN
Lake Bemidji State Park: 3401 State Park Rd NE, Bemidji, MN
Itasca State Park: 36750 Main Park Drive, Park Rapids, MN