Location: Lake Ozawindib Fishing Pier

Managed by: Itasca State Park, MN DNR

Management Address

36750 Main Park Drive
Park Rapids MN 56470

Previously this lake was named Yellow Head Lake and later renamed Lake Ozawindib the Ojibwa proper name meaning the same. Ozawindib became famous to early explorers for leading Henry Rowe Schoolcraft to the headwaters of the Mississippi. Today this is part of the Itasca State Park complex and is accessed by traveling north past the headwaters of the Mississippi and traveling along one of Itasca State Park's scenic road bordering the north and western show of Lake Itasca. The parking area used to access the fishing pier is shared with a small boat landing. The pier is located far enough away from the boat ramp that normally boats entering and leaving the lake would not disturb anglers.