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McCarthy Beach State Park
  9 Ratings
  7622 McCarthy Beach Rd
      Side Lake, Minnesota 55781
  United States
  (218) 254-7979
  Unknown
Description

Relax at a nationally recognized beach, hike and ski scenic trails within the park. Go snowmobiling, mountain biking, and horseback riding on the Taconite State Trail.

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Erin R.
4 Star Rating4.0 out of 5 stars
  The park grows on you
Reviewed on June 19th, 2020
On arrival, I was disappointed with how open the campsites were, as you can see many of your neighbors from your campsite. But after 3 nights here, my fondness grew for this park. The hiking paths are amazing, especially in the Fall. The staff were friendly. The park is well maintained. My only big annoyance was that many of the hiking/biking paths are located about 2 miles from the main campground. I was at the park without a vehicle for most of my stay, so hiking or biking a couple miles before I even got to the trails was not ideal. But, we made it work.
Jeff P.
3 Star Rating3.0 out of 5 stars
  Tall pine trees and nice swimming area
Reviewed on June 19th, 2020
Overall a decent park. It is really wooded with some beautiful, tall, pines. The swimming area is nice. Unfortunately we didn't make it to any of the hiking trails so I cannot comment on those. Pros: 1. Beautiful tall pine trees. 2. Really nice lakes and swimming area. 3. Nice fishing pier in Side Lake Campground. 4. There is a gas station about 1 block away from the park entrance. Great for picking up gas, ice, and a coffee. Cons: 1. The park is really spread out. The two campgrounds are miles apart. 2. There is a major road that goes between the swimming/picnic area and Side Lake Campground. 3. As others mentioned, the hiking trails are nowhere near the campgrounds. 4. The main road that goes through the Side Lake Campground is supposed to be a two-way road. However, it's barely large enough to be a one-way! Several times we would pass people walking and other cars and had to nearly pull over off the road until they passed. It would certainly be nice if they could widen this. 5. There are only two mens and two womens showers for the entire park. We didn't have to wait too terribly long in line, but some more would have been nice.
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