Itasca State Park hosts the Headwaters of the Mississippi River which attracts thousands of visitors a year.. The 32,000-acre park is the state's most developed park yet also one of its most pristine. There are campgrounds, cabins, gift shops, Douglas Lodge, interpretive center, food service and a beach in a concentrated along the eastern arm of Lake Itasca. The rest of the park is a spacious mix of virgin timber, secluded lakes, second-growth forest, and a 2,000-acre wilderness area. The park offers a rental service for bikes, boats and fishing tackle as well as biking, hiking and ski trails.