Bear Head Lake State Park


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Bear Head Lake State Park


Location:From the town of Tower, 9 miles east on US 169 to County Highway 128, then south 7 miles.
Facilities:73 drive-in campsites (26 with electric hookups), showers (é), flush toilets (é), 4 backpack campsites, canoe campsite, 2 canoe-in/boat-in campsites, group camp, camper cabin, guest house, hiking trails (17 miles), ski trail (9 miles), snowmobile trail (1 mile), picnic area, picnic shelter (é), swimming beach, boat ramp, fishing pier (é), boat and canoe/kayak rental, gift shop.
Activities:Camping, swimming, lake and stream fishing, boating, canoeing, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:Park is located in the secluded Northwoods, with pristine lakes and stands of white and red pines that tower over the birch, aspen, and fir trees. Wildlife at the park include black bears, nesting eagles, timber wolves, and moose. The park is just south of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, and its trails link up with Taconite State Trail.
Address:9301 Bear Head State Park Rd
Ely, MN 55731

Phone:218-365-7229
Fax:218-365-7204
Web: www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/bear_head_lake
Size: 4,523 acres.

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6 million votes cast by its supporters, Bear Head Lake State Park in Ely, Minnesota, was named "America's Favorite Park.
The "America Is Your Park" campaign ignited a fierce competition online, across the airwaves and in newspapers across the country, with Bear Head Lake State Park in Ely, Minnesota emerging as "America's Favorite Park" thanks to more than 1.
I know first-hand how spending time in the park can change your mood and outlook, so I congratulate Bear Head Lake State Park for being crowned 'America's Favorite Park' and winning the grant from Coca-Cola.
I am honored that people from around the country mobilized to get out the vote for Bear Head Lake State Park as 'America's Favorite Park'," said DNR Commissioner Mark Holsten.
Considering the competition, I don't think we expected that Bear Head Lake State Park would end up as our nation's favorite.