Bear Head Lake State Park

Bear Head Lake near Ely, Minnesota
We wanted a stop between International Falls and Two Harbors so in checking things out we found this park deep in the North Woods near Ely MN. It is a beautiful park, pretty secluded and heavily wooded. I would not call it big rig friendly, the campground roads are narrow and the sites though big enough for our 30 ft 5th wheel, it would be hard to find a site for a rig much bigger. There are some bigger sites in the loop that doesn’t have any electric, awesome tent sites. Our site was a challenge to get into but it is very private and we really like it. In the other loop there is a great non reservable site (#66) that I think we would try to get next time. 
Lots of docks to fish from
The Lake is beautiful and large. We hope to get the kayak out tomorrow and do some paddling. Yesterday we walked, worked out and then just vegetated. It was great! Today we are headed into Ely for groceries and dinner. Will check the web for a few things to do. It is overcast today so a good day for doing the tourist thing. Tomorrow is suppose to be beautiful.
A big snapper off the dock.
Trying to revive and release the Northern.
Judy asked if we ate Brady’s fish. They released the bass but the Northern didn’t make it so we did eat him that night. We had a big fish fry with lots of walleye that Paul, Bud and Bryce had caught earlier and Brady’s lone Northern. Mmmmm good! 
Happy Trails.....................


  1. Nothing better than walleye from one of Minnesota's northern lakes! (except maybe a fresh caught lobster in Maine) I'm drooling now. :)


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