Directions and Parking
We have approximately 1200 public parking spaces available for hockey, concerts, and convention center events. There are also 170 parking spaces reserved for event employees & production staff. Shore power is available with ample space for trucks & buses.
Directions From South:
- Take 371 from Brainerd and turn left onto Hwy 2. Take 1st exit into BJL and follow to 1st st south.
- From Motley or Park Rapids take Highway 71 north.
- Find the Sanford Center on the south shore of Lake Bemidji off of 1st st. S or Event Center Dr. (by the Green Mill and Hampton Inn).
Directions From North:
- From Highway 71 N or Highway 2 E follow Highway 197 (Paul Bunyan Drive) from the Airport/Mall area towards Bemidji State University and Lake Bemidji.
- Continue south through downtown Bemidji and follow the south shore to 1st st. S or Event Center Dr. (by the Green Mill and Hampton Inn)