Bear Head Lake State Park

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Rates

  • Park permits: $25 annual, $18 second vehicle, $12 handicapped, or $5 daily. Camping fees are separate.

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On-Site Facilities & Services

  • Located on a Lake or River

On-Site Recreation

  • Swimming Beach
  • Fishing Boats Available
  • Canoes or Kayaks Available
  • Hiking Trail
  • Lake/River Access (Boat Ramp)
  • Dock Space/Slips/Mooring Buoys
  • Fishing Boat Motors Available
  • Cross Country Ski Trail (groomed)
  • Snowmobile Trail (groomed)
  • Snowshoes Available

Accommodations Policies

  • Open to the general public, no membership required

Directions

  • The park is located 18 miles east of Tower, MN. Take Highway 169 east to St. Louis County Highway 128. Take Highway 128 south 6 miles to the park.

Other Date Information

  • Phone reservations can be made by calling 866-857-2757 (TTY: 952-936-4008) between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily November through March, and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily April through October.

Length of Stay

  • Daily site rental

Campground Features

  • Electric
  • Pets allowed in campsite
  • Open in fall
  • Open in winter
  • Camping Accessible to disabled
  • 50 amp
  • Flush toilets in campground
  • Group camp facilities
  • Hot showers in campground
  • Sanitary Dump Station
  • Secluded campsites

Number/Type of Campsites

  • Number of camping cabins: 5
  • Number of camping cabins available in winter: 5

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  1. Bear Head Lake State Park - Activities

    9301 Bear Head State Park Road
    Ely, MN 55731
    Call: 218-365-7229
    Toll Free: (866) 857-2757

    Experience the beauty of the North at this secluded park on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Listen quietly for the call of the loon, or cast a line in these outstanding fishing waters. 17 mi hiking trails; 9 mi cross-country ski, 1 mi snowmobile trail. Ski trail runs through rugged wilderness with deer, bear, and moose. Maps along trail. Ski pass required. Ski passes sold at park office.

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