Snow Depth and Groomed Trail Conditions

Bear Head Lake State Park

Trail conditions:

The Taconite Trail in Bear Head Lake State Park was groomed on January 20th and is in fair condition with some areas of debris and thin base under the large pines.
Cross Country ski track was set in the campground and Beach Trail and is in good condition. We need more snow to set track on Norberg Loop.

Skiing
Trail conditions: fair
Trail groomed? no
Trail base: 2-4"
Trail mileage: 7
Difficulty: beg. to int. (track)  
Snowmobiling
Trail conditions: fair
Trail groomed? yes
Trail base: 2"
Trail mileage: 4

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.
You can snowshoe anywhere in Minnesota's state parks and recreation areas, except on trails that are specifically groomed for another activity, such as skiing or snowmobiling.

Facilities:

  • Ski passes are are available for self-registration envelope at the office kiosk.
  • 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 January 27, 2021. Local snow depth is 6-10".

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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