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Bear Head Lake State Park

9301 Bear Head State Park Rd, Ely, MN 55731-8037
+1 218-235-2520
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Great camping,

Bearhead Lake is a beautiful place to kayak or canoe. They have both for rent. The campsites are... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mendota Heights, Minnesota
Great Camping

We make a point to spend a weekend here with friends every yearThe scenery is beyond explanation... read more

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The park's namesake 674-acre lake is a prime spot for eyeing wildlife.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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9301 Bear Head State Park Rd, Ely, MN 55731-8037
+1 218-235-2520
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Bearhead Lake is a beautiful place to kayak or canoe. They have both for rent. The campsites are a good size, with plenty of room between them.

Thank suelarock
Reviewed 1 week ago

We make a point to spend a weekend here with friends every yearThe scenery is beyond explanation, you have to see it to truly appreciate it. The cabins are the best part, reserve early

Thank viking226
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The natural surroundings are breathtaking here. We planned on hiking more but we had a very private cabin and spent a great deal of time enjoying the peace and isolation. While we could hear others, we could not see anyone with our van parked in...More

Thank Wendy D
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We arrived on a Saturday afternoon. Park staff were friendly and knowledgeable! Weather was gorgeous, about 70 degrees and sunny. We were in campsite #2. Campsite was full - lots of families, groups of fisherman, etc. Our kids, 8 & 4, enjoyed this trip immensely....More

Thank artsynina
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Would give the place 5 stars but the place was very busy with campers. This is what to expect though at peak tourist season. Very beautiful park!!

1  Thank MandySSS
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We visited the park in October and there were not many people. Very good sites. Easy to rent a boat and a trolling motor. You can change battery if needed during your rent period. Mature pine trees and fresh air is a big plus! Ely...More

Thank Yaroslav P
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

What a great place to visit for those who enjoy nature. It's a wilderness wooded area that encompasses a couple lakes with very well maintained roads and a trail head log building that looks like it should be in architecture digest. This building is fully...More

1  Thank Kurt M
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Beautiful park and scenery, we had good weather and the bugs were mostly non-existent. The handicap toilet was out of order the whole Labor Day weekend and we had to wait to use the facilities many times.

1  Thank poskoog
Reviewed 29 August 2016

The Campsites are a little small and close together but once we went out on the hiking trails and kayaking it felt like we had the park to ourselves.

2  Thank BrianSchmitt2015
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We camped at Bear head lake state park in site 25. We would not choose this site again as it is on a corner and a little noisy and not as secluded as others. We would choose sites 55, 39 or 58. Bear head lake...More

5  Thank MGM777
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Therese Lanfran... H
10 August 2017|
Response from Wendy D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dogs on leashes were everywhere when we were there; however, pets are not permitted in the cabins. So if you are staying in a camper cabin, your pet would need to sleep in your vehicle.
Shveta S
30 June 2016|
Response from Ben A | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry but I do not know. The Ranger at the front desk was helpful and they should know. We hiked by one of the group sites, but did not look around.