Bear Head Lake State Park

Minnesota State Park

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9301 Bear Head Lake State Park Ely, MN 55731 218-365-7229

GPS: 47.792, -92.085

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Overview of Bear Head Lake State Park

Number of Sites 75

Reservations yes

Elevation 1,509 ft / 459 m

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Reviews of Bear Head Lake State Park 2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Overall Rating
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Location
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Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 3G
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 10/20/2015
1bars
Sprint 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 7/1/2020
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Shandel
20' Forest River EPro 19FD Ford F150
8 reviews
“Pretty. Good canoeing ”

Reviewed 7/1/2020

Nightly rate: $24
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 73
Overall Rating

If you like to canoe, kayak or some easy going fishing with campsites docks, you will love this place. Nice beach and picnic area too. RV dump sites. Bring bug spray in the summer. I don’t like that they closed the shower rooms for COVID19.... aren’t we mandated to wash ourselves??? Still a nice place, would come back when it’s cooler in fall.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
1bars
Sprint 4G/LTE

Shandel would stay here again

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Jen and Mace Man Fancy Pants
Livingston, TX 27' Airstream Flying Cloud Twin 2012 Ford F-250
164 reviews

Reviewed 10/20/2015

Nightly rate: $23
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 5
Overall Rating

Unlike a lot of Minnesota state parks that usually have a some non-reservable sites, all of the sites at Bear Head Lake State Park are reservable. I was in the non-electric loop, some of the sites will not fit a big trailer either due to the site length or the fact that you will have to navigate between trees to fit. So the spaces do vary quite a bit. The reservation web-site does provide photos so look at those before booking you site. Because I was in Minnesota in late September when the sun is not great for solar unless you are in a open area, site #5 wasn't the greatest for solar as it is fairly shady. Solar wise, it was fine for 2 nights and may be better in the summer. Mostly got 3G on Verizon without booster.

The campground road within the sites is fairly narrow. If you can tent, the backcountry sites that sit on the Lake are really sweet and private. There is a Dump Station. Also you can rent paddle boats and kayaks for use on the lake.

Bear Head Lake is very pretty especially at sunset.

Ely, MN is about 15 miles away and Soudan Underground Mine is about 8 miles away.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
Verizon 3G

Jen and Mace Man Fancy Pants would stay here again

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com

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Amenities

Hookups
  • 20 Amp
  • Partial Hookups
Facilities
  • dump station
  • showers
  • water available
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