Bear Head Lake State Park - Activities

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  • Park permits: $35 annual, $26 second vehicle, $12 handicapped, or $7 daily. Camping fees are separate.
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  • From the town of Tower, go east on U.S. Highway 169, 9 miles to St. Louis County Highway 128. Take Highway 128 south 7 miles to the contact station.

Other Date Information

  • Phone reservations can be made by calling 866-857-2757 (TTY: 952-936-4008) Apr–Sep, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Daily; Oct–Mar, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon – Fri and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat & Sun

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  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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  1. Bear Head Lake State Park

    Bear Head Lake State Park

    9301 Bear Head State Park Rd
    Ely, MN 55731-8037
    Call: (218) 235-2520
    Toll Free: (866) 857-2757

    Secluded in the northwoods near Ely, this park contains pristine lakes and is home to a variety of wildlife including nesting eagles, fox, wolves, and moose. Explore miles of shoreline by canoe, boat or by hike. Swim at the beach, picnic in the shelter building or fish for walleye, bass, or trout.

    Plenty of camping opportunities can be found at the park year around. In addition to tent and RV campsites, this park offers camper cabins with bunk beds, electricity, simple furnishings, screened porch and deck.
    In the winter, try cross country skiing, snow shoeing, snowmobiling, or ice fishing.

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