The Black Lantern Resort 20 miles North of Itasca State Park 25 min. West of Bemidji, MN 612-812-7309
The Black Lantern Resort20 miles North of Itasca State Park25 min. West of Bemidji, MN612-812-7309 

Campground Rates and Policies

Bemidji Itasca Park MN RV Sites


RV/Tent Site Fees Water & Elec Hook Up:


$30/night for 4 people or fewer, additional people are $5/person/night. The Lake forested sites are $35/ night for 4 people or fewer, additional people are $5/person/night.

*********An additional RV may be added to the sites in it fits, some sites are big enough to accommodate two RVs easily, for an additional fee of $30/night with 4 people included in that additional fee as well. 


$150/week plus electricity per kilowatt hour on metered sites. Electricity on unmetered sites are $35 a week, subject to change.


**No walk-ins- must call for availability to make a reservation **

Open from mid May until October 1 or freezing temperatures hit.


Weekly Rate: $150/week/RV for 4 people/RV. Electricity charged separately based on your meter kilowatts. Add an additional RV per week for $150/RV with the same fees as above.

Monthly Rate: N/A



QUIET TIME:  10:00 PM to 10:00 AM.  Keep your noise in your RV site and enjoy.

  • ******* You must call and make a reservation to stay here**********
  • Check-in is at 4:00 pm the day of arrival. Call to see if we can swing an earlier check in. Check-uout is at  2:00 pm on the day of departure.

    We have 7 RV sites. Every site is HUGE and has its own gorgeous view. Our sites are NOT cramped by any means. There is a dumpstation available upon your departure. The RV sites have a fire ring and picnic table, place your trash in the garbage dumpster.  There is no laundry or bathouse, our guests rely on their bathrooms onboard in their RVs or on an outhouse in the RV sites. There is firewood on site - $3.00 per bundle.  Free use of boat, canoe or kayaks.  The lake is NOT a swimming lake, nearest swimming is 15 min.


Cabin Rental Fees:


$145/night - 2 night minimum for cabin Eleanor, full amenities, beautiful custom cabin. 4 people Maximum - PHOTOS & Info. Click Here


$200/night for 2 people, each additional person $25.00/person,  8 people are the MAXIMUM number of people allowed in cabin.  2 night minimum for the Refuge cabin, full amenities.  Beautiful 3 level cabin.  


$60 /night -Rustic Primitive Cabin, fun and well kept cabin- no plumbing except outside spigot. 2 people Maximum - PHOTOS & Info. Click Here




Contact Annie Eastey for reservations, information, and vacation requests.
(612) 812-7309 Main telephone

(612) 669-6841 alternative emergency telephone
26844 320th St. Shevlin, MN 56676

Our Pet Policy

All pets require prior approval (please mention your pet when reserving your campsite). The Black Lantern Resort & Retreat reserves the right to deny pets that potentially pose a danger or disturbance to our other guests. If your pet is approved to stay at our resort, please keep your furry companion on a leash at all times. Out of respect for our other guests and our environment, please pick-up your pet's droppings. Pets cannot be left unattended. We have wild animals in the area that can't be trusted with unattended pets. No joke.

Our Vehicle Policy: Help us keep our resort pristine and safe for all of our guests. Two RVs and two vehicles are allowed per RV site (one vehicle per site is suggested to allow maximum space). Extra vehicles may be parked near the entrance to the resort. Please list all vehicles with the resort at time of check in. Do not park in the road. 

Our Guest Policy:

Every person visiting The Black Lantern Resort & Retreat must register at the guest check in by the entrance by filling out a guest form, pay $1.00, and are only allowed on the property from 8am to 8pm,  so we can ensure the safety of all of our guests. No guest can stay past 8pm or they will have to make a reservation. You are responsible for your guests, and your card on file will be ran for damages caused by your guests. 

The Black Lantern Resort & Retreat reserves the right to terminate the stay of any guests who fail to comply with our policies, no refunds.

Our Campfire Policy

Fires cannot be left unattended. No campfires during burning bans that we impose.  There is a sign by the property entrance/across from guest checking that states no or yes if fires are allowed.  Do not bring in any of your own wood, we have plenty, and we do not want to spread disease of trees. Extinguish your fire when you are done. Only have a fire in our designated pits. Do not have fires on tremendously windy days, watch the yes/no fire sign by the property entrance.

When you arrive:

If you are RVing/camping, make sure you have called ahead for availability. Feel free to find your assigned site first, park and get cozy, then fill out paperwork. This way you can ensure no one has taken your site. Sign yourself by the first evening, by filling out provided papers at the little guest check in and drop your paperwork/payment in the metal box- simple as that:) Please call with questions 612-812-7309 or alternative emergency number:



All guests must contact us to make a reservation @ 612-812-7309. Please call and check for availability. We are often rented out fully by company parties/weddings and do not want you to drive the whole way for us to turn you away. Call anytime before 8:00PM

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