Secluded in the Northwoods, this park contains pristine lakes; it is home to black bears, nesting eagles, wolves and moose. Stands of white and red pine trees tower over the birch, aspen and fir trees. Located just south of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, the park shares a similar wilderness quality. Explore miles of shoreline by canoe. Swim at the beach, picnic in the shelter building, or fish for walleye, bass, crappies or trout. Trails in the park link-up with the Taconite State Trail and offer snowmobilers, skiers and hikers plenty to enjoy. Rent a three-bedroom guest house or camper cabin any season of the year.

snowshoeing
10 months ago

The map shows it over by cook but it's actually between Soudan and Ely. It's a beautiful area to hike and snowshoe around. It's a little over seven miles to see it all. Most of its wide enough to have a separate snowshoe and ski track. You do need a parking pass since it's a state park but well worth the $5 and make sure to stay off the groomed ski trails at the north end of bear head lake around the campground area.

hiking
Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Great place to snowshoe, able to rent a cabin right off the lake. Cabin includes two bunk beds and electricity,an outhouse in the middle of the cabin area a hand pump water spicket (frozen in the winter ) ,a great trail center with a fireplace and microwave. Overall thick wooded area, beautiful nature. Sighted a few deer on the road ways drive with caution.