Snow Depth and Groomed Trail Conditions

McCarthy Beach State Park

Trail conditions:

The recent warm weather has reduced our snow pack. Expect icy and minimal snow in shaded areas.

Winter use has closed for the season.

Skiing
Trail conditions: closed
Trail groomed? no
Trail base: 0"
Trail mileage: 5
Difficulty: beg. to int. (track)  
Snowmobiling
Trail conditions: closed
Trail groomed? no
Trail base: 0"
Trail mileage: 7

The trail(s):
The trail system winds through birch and pine forests, with rolling hills and steep ravines. Deer, grouse and songbirds can often be seen, plus the occasional wolf track.
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 can be purchased from area businesses with ELS registration systems.

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Last updated on March 17, 2021. Local snow depth is 0-4".

Getting there

7622 McCarthy Beach Road
Side Lake, MN 55781

From Hibbing, take Highway 169 north to County Road 5. Head northwest for 15 miles on County Road 5 to Side Lake. The park office is one mile west on the McCarthy Beach Road. To reach the ski trail parking lot, continue north on Hwy 5 instead of turning. The Ski Trail Road is one mile north of Side Lake on the left. The parking lot is 100 yards in on the right. No facilities are available at this parking lot.

Contact

Phone: 218-274-7200
Email: [email protected]
Contact hours vary through the winter. Please leave a message and someone will return your call.

More Info

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