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Bear Head Lake State Park

9301 Bear Head SP Rd, Ely, Minnesota 55731 USA
(218) 365-7229
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  Average Rating:   (Based on 6 Reviews)  4out of 5

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3 Star Rating   August 28th, 2015   Visited in summer and winter
Our family has camped 4-5 times during May and June. Beautiful hiking trails, awesome canoeing around lake shore, beaver, herons, ducks, mergansers loons. Stayed at camper cabins twice during Jan. Deer, ruffed grouse, wolf tracks and wolf kill on lake. Went howling at night and got responses from the local pack. Worth the drive. Can be very busy during summer, campground are nice, most sites are wooded with shrubs and trees between sites.

3 Star Rating   February 4th, 2013   Good info
Very nice site!

3 Star Rating   February 4th, 2013   Good info
Very nice site!

5 Star Rating   September 3rd, 2012   America's Favorite Park 2011
Voted as America`s Favorite Park and there`s a good reason...it really is a great park! It`s close enough to the town of Ely where you can shop to your hearts content, tour the Wolf Center, the Bear Center and much much more, and far enough away to feel like you`re in the wilderness of the BWCAW. Nice hiking trails, great picnic ground and just a wonderful place to spend some quality family time.

5 Star Rating   August 12th, 2011
We went in November and stayed in one of the camper cabins. The cabins are very nice and comfortable. It was afer the campground was closed, so the trails and park were mostly empty. Has nice trails and scenerio. The Wolf Center is Ely is worth the drive in.

5 Star Rating   July 19th, 2010
I think of all the state parks I have been to, this is my favorite. It's private, has fun hiking trails that lead to an awesome sandy swim beach. Nice remote lake for quiet canoe rides - it's like the Boundary Waters but it has hot showers. Close to Ely, too so you can venture into town for some mukluks!
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