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Come Home - To Fosston, Minnesota

Nestled in the heart of northwestern Minnesota, Fosston is rich in many natural attractions and offers a variety of activities. Whether your passion is snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, golfing, or birdwatching, it’s all within less than an hour’s drive.

Fosston, Minnesota is situated at the junction of Minnesota’s pine forests and its tallgrass prairies. In less than a 60-minute drive you can visit two large state forests, two large National Wildlife Refuges, 28 fishing lakes, and nearly 24,000 of public hunting land.

During your stay you can enjoy first-class accommodations at the Lepier Lodge, with several choices for dining and other activities nearby. If you’ve never visited Fosston, it’s high time you did!  If you haven’t visited us in awhile, it’s time to come home – to Fosston, Minnesota.

City of Fosston, MN website


Area Attractions

Sanford Center - George W. Neilson Convention Center

The Sanford Center is the home of the Men’s and Women’s Bemidji State University Beaver Hockey Teams.  Attached to the building is the George W. Neilson Convention Center.

The Center hosts hockey games, concerts, wedding receptions, expos, conventions, meetings, rodeos, and graduation ceremonies – among other activites. The Sanford Center encompasses over 193,000 square feet, and has a 4,373 hockey seating capacity, plus 25 private suites. The Convention Center has 3 ballrooms that can open up into a 10,000 square foot area, and a lakeside room that can divide into four rooms of 1,000 square feet each.

Sanford Center website


Itasca State Park

Established in 1891, Itasca is Minnesota’s oldest state park.  Today, the park encompasses over 32,000 acres and includes more than 100 lakes. The park includes the headwaters of the Mississippi River, where it starts its winding 2,552 mile journey south to the Gulf of Mexico.

Stand under the towering pines at Preachers Grove, visit the Itasca Indian Cemetery, or Wegmann’s Cabin, all landmarks of days gone by. Explore Wilderness Drive, past the 2,000-acre Wilderness Sanctuary, one of Minnesota’s seven National Natural Landmarks.

Itasca State Park website