Trail Snow Report

Bear Head Lake State Park

Trail conditions:

Due to lack of snow and warm weather, the ski trails are closed for the season-- hiking is now allowed on Norberg and Beach Trails. It is still a great time of year to explore Bear Head Lake State Park. Recent critter sightings include Northern Shrike, striped skunk, bobcat, fox, wolves and a deer kill at the Bear Head Lake water access.

Skiing
Conditions: closed
Trail groomed? no
Trail base: 0-3"
Groomed mileage: 7.0
Difficulty: beg. to int. (track)  
Snowmobiling
Conditions: closed
Trail groomed? no
Trail base: 0-1"
Groomed mileage: 0.0

The trail(s):
This trail provides rolling topography through birch and pine stands. You may see a variety of wildlife ranging from deer, wolves, ruffed grouse, and pine martens.

Facilities:

  • A warming area is located in the Trail Center.
  • Ski passes are sold from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the park office when staff are available. Ski passes are are available for self-registration when the park office is not open.
  • Snowshoe rentals are available at the park office.
  • Winter camping is available. Five heated camper cabins and a Guest House are available year round. Contact park office for further details.

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Last updated on April 07, 2018. Local snow depth is 0-13".

Getting there

9301 Bear Head State Road
Ely, MN 55731

From Tower, go east on MN Highway 169 for 9 miles to County Highway 128. Follow this road south 7 miles to the park.From Ely, go west on MN Highway 169 to County Highway 128. Follow this road south 7 miles to the park.

Parking is located in the picnic areas of the park.

Contact

Phone: 218-235-2520
Email: [email protected]
Contact hours are sporadic. The best times to call are between 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

More Info

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