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Address: 9301 Bear Head State Park Rd, Ely, MN 55731
Phone Number: 218-365-7229
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Activities: Fishing, Viewing wildlife, Camping
Description: The park's namesake 674-acre lake is a prime spot for eyeing wildlife.

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Family Camping Fun - 2015

Just finished 4 days at Bear Head Lake State Park and it was super awesome. We stayed in one of the Camper Cabins, they are in a nice area specifically set aside for 4 of them... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Waconia, Minnesota
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Waconia, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Just finished 4 days at Bear Head Lake State Park and it was super awesome. We stayed in one of the Camper Cabins, they are in a nice area specifically set aside for 4 of them, with a clean vault toilet and potable water in the middle. Awesome trails, great scenery, and it is quite awesome to enjoy a lake... More 

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Pequot Lakes
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Nice campground - clean, untouched lake was gorgeous. They offer rentals for kayaks, boats, canoe's and paddle boards. It rained one whole day so headed to the Soudan Mine. We're used to the North Shore campgrounds where more interesting sites, rock climbing and views are the norm. This was plesant but won't return.

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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Really nice state park campground. Sites are very private. Only issue I had was lack or garbage and recycling area. The only garbage and recycling containers were located very near the entrance. A fairly long walk. Boat ramp and docks were great. Fishing was excellent. Staff that I interacted with were all very friendly and courteous.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Short drive from Ely. This is very pretty state park. Beautiful views of lakes while hiking. The park rents canoes and kayaks too.

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Bear Head Lake State Park is still a beautiful park. It has changed quite a bit since I lived in Ely but in a good way. There's a very nice interpretative center, great trails and campsites. They've also added some rental cabins -- primitive cabins - only downfall that I saw to those was that there was no cooking facilities... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The park ranger was rude from the moment we walked in the door. When we asked her if there was anything specific we should see at the park the younger blonde woman stated, "well it's a state park so there there are outdoor things to do." I tried to bite my tongue and be pleasant and asked again if there... More 

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This was the first time I made it to Bear Head Lake State Park and I was pleasently impressed with the park. The trail head center was new and right next to the beach which was amazing. Bear Head Lake is quite beautiful and serene. The beach seemed to be in the perfect spot to really capture the views. I... More 

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Saint Paul
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Sites were smaller than at other campgrounds we have stayed at but it was very scenic and the showers were nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

This was my first time to the park and we had a great time. Some things I wish I had known ahead of time: There are two campgrounds, one with electric sites and one without. I typically choose the campground without electric because they usually have more privacy. However, at this park that is not the case. The electric sites... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Recently took a three day trip with my 8 yr old nephew to Bear Head Lake SP. We stayed at backpack/canoe-in site BP5. The site was very large with great views of the lake and west facing for amazing sunsets. I have been to the Boundary Waters many times and the quality of the scenery and fishing was very similar... More 

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Address: Address: 9301 Bear Head State Park Rd, Ely, MN 55731
Phone Number: 218-365-7229
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Ely

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