HI-Mississippi Headwaters

in the beautiful state of Minnesota
  • Front of the hostel
  • Hostel patio
  • Hostel bunks
  • Hostel people
  • Hostel cafe

Located in Itasca State Park, just a short distance from the headwaters of the Mississippi River, the hostel is a beautifully restored log building. Constructed in 1923 as the park headquarters, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.Itasca State Park, recently rated one of the nation’s top 50 state parks by National Geographic, features some of Minnesota’s last remaining virgin pine forest. Enjoy outdoor recreation year-round on over 30 miles of hiking and cross-country ski trails and 17 miles of paved bike trails right from the hostel’s doorstep. Bike and boat rentals and a swimming beach are across the road. The park offers summer naturalist programs and displays on Native American culture and early explorers.

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  • Air conditioning
  • Basic store available at or near the hostel
  • Common room(s)
  • Credit card accepted
  • Cycle rental available at or near the hostel
  • Games room
  • Earth friendly hostel
  • Groups welcome
  • Individual traveller welcome
  • Internet access
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lockers available
  • Luggage Store
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Suitable for wheelchair users
  • Beach nearby
  • Historical sites nearby
  • Leisure facilities nearby
  • Main attractions nearby
  • Restaurants nearby
  • River nearby

Address & Contact

HI-Mississippi Headwaters Hostel
27910 Forest Lane
Itasca State Park
Park Rapids Minnesota 56470
Phone 1 (218) 266-3415
Fax 1 (218) 266-3415
GPS 47.234790, -95.196370

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Bed Capacity
> Total Beds 31

Opening Times
> 8am - 10am & 5pm - 10pm
> Open Weekends Jan-Mar
> Closed April
> Open Weekends in May
> Open 7 days Jun-Aug
> Open Weekends Sep-Oct
> Closed Nov-Dec

Open other days by appointment

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