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Lake Itasca Minnesota Community Guide

Location of Itasca Township Minnesota

Population:  Lake Itasca is an unincorporated community in Itasca Township:
 Itasca Township 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 86 159 150 136 132 -4 -2.94
Land Area (sq. mile) 34.30 34.50 34.37 34.37 34.37 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 2.51 4.61 4.36 3.96 3.84 -0.12 -2.94
Housing Units 71 115 123 117 163 +46 +39.32
Households -- 44 56 56 61 +5 +8.93
Persons Per Household -- 3.11 2.68 2.43 2.16 -0.27 -11.11


Itasca Township is a township in Clearwater County, Minnesota. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.8 square miles (92.9 kmē), of which, 34.4 square miles (89.0 kmē) of it is land and 1.5 square miles (3.8 kmē) of it (4.13%) is water. The elevation is 1,509 ft (460 m) above sea level.

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As of the census of 2000, there were 136 people, 56 households, and 42 families residing in the township. The population density was 4.0 people per square mile (1.5/kmē). There were 117 housing units at an average density of 3.4/sq mi (1.3/kmē). The racial makeup of the township was 91.18% White, 1.47% African American, 2.21% Native American, 1.47% Asian, 0.74% from other races, and 2.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.74% of the population.

There were 56 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.4% were married couples living together, 1.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 32.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 106.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 118.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $24,375 for females. The per capita income for the township was $14,296. There were 5.3% of families and 8.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 8.3% of those over 64.

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LAKE ITASCA, a post office in Itasca Township, section 26, located at the north end of Itasca State Park, first called Itasca from 1897 to 1903, when changed to the present name.

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Douglas Lodge at Lake Itasca Minnesota, 1912
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Itasca Township
Shevlin MN 56676
Title: Term Ends Name and Address:   Phone:
Clerk 12/31/2024 Darris Dahl
18378 351st Avenue
Shevlin MN 56676
Email (218) 699-3159
Treasurer 12/31/2022 Jean Larson
27728 180th Street
Shevlin MN 56676
  (218) 266-3324
Supervisor 12/31/2024 Keith Demaris
21343 Clearline Road
Shevlin MN 56676
  (218) 657-2463
Supervisor 12/31/2022 Marvin Sauer
28416 160th Street
Park Rapids MN 56470
  (218) 266-3434
Supervisor 12/31/2022 Gary L. Anderson
23242 State Highway 200
Shevlin MN 56676
  (218) 657-2219

Post Office:    Served by the Shevlin Minnesota Post Office:
US Post Office
148 Broadway Avenue S
Shevlin, MN 56676-2001
Phone: (218) 785-2492
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days       7:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday           Closed  

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Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Clearwater-Polk Electric Coop Inc    (218) 694-6241
Natural Gas n/a --
Wastewater n/a --
Water n/a --
Telephone Centurylink (888) 723-8010
Cable TV n/a --

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Itasca State Park

Established in 1891, Itasca is Minnesota's oldest state park. Today, the park totals more than 32,000 acres and includes more than 100 lakes. Walk across the mighty Mississippi as it starts its winding journey 2,552 miles to the Gulf of Mexico. Stand under towering pines at Preacher's Grove. Visit the Itasca Indian Cemetery or Wegmann's Cabin, landmarks of centuries gone by. Camp under the stars, or stay the night at the historic Douglas Lodge or cabins. Explore Wilderness Drive past the 2,000-acre Wilderness Sanctuary, one of Minnesota's seven National Natural Landmarks.

Itasca State Park, Minnesota

Lake Name Size
Lake info Lake Map Rec Map Topo Map
Big LaSalle 235
Itasca 1,077
Mallard 98
Mary 55
Ozawindib 151

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Independent School District 162
202 Bagley Avenue NW
Bagley, MN 56621
Phone: (218) 694-6184

Bagley High School
1130 Main Avenue
Bagley, MN, 56621
(218) 694-3120

Grades:  7-12
Students:  513

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Bagley Elementary School
202 Bagley Avenue NW
Bagley, MN 56621-8759
Phone: (218) 694-6528

Grades:  PK-6
Students:  566

Bagley Elementary School, Bagley Minnesota







Bert's Cabins
Itasca State Park
15782 Wilderness Drive
Lake Itasca, MN 56470
Phone: (218) 266-3312 

Seventy years of serving Itasca State Park visitors, we welcome you to our resort, Bert's Cabins. Peaceful and relaxing, nestled in the scenic tall pines are 12 clean, comfortable cabins with a heated outdoor pool. Our cabins are available as daily or weekly rentals and are open 4 seasons for recreational fun and relaxation from May through October and January through February.

Bert's Cabins, Lake Itasca Minnesota

Camp Itasca RV Park and Campground
27120 State Highway 200
Shevlin, MN 56676
Phone: (218) 266-3990

Forty Beautiful Acres of RV Sites and Primitive Camping. Full Hookups with 30/50 Amp Service. 3 Sites, Water & Electric (no sewer, dump station available). 10 Electric Hookups with 30 Amp Service. Dump station & water available. 15 primitive sites. Wooded and comfortably spaced sites for tents and small campers. Bath house with toilets and showers. Biking and walking to Itasca State Park. Nearby canoe access to Mississippi.

Rock Creek General Store
16879 North Entrance Drive
Lake Itasca, MN 56470
Phone: (218) 266-3996

Conveniently located near Itasca State Park, Rock Creek General Store has many offerings for travelers. Our gas station and convenience store is open 7 days a week to serve our customers. Stop in for gas or diesel, grocery items, camping gear, bait and tackle, bear bait, certified park firewood and other necessities. We also have an off-sale liquor store. Rock Creek General Store also has an ATM machine, ice, propane exchange in 20 lb, 30 lb and 100 lb tanks.

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