Trail Snow Report

Putnam/Fishing Lakes - Bear Island State Forest

Trail conditions:

The Putnam/Fishing Lakes Trail is groomed and in very good condition. Be aware of an open spring just off the trail as you go around Putnam Lake.Please travel at appropriate speeds and stay to the right.No motorized vehicles other than snowmobiles are allowed on these trails, the Taconite/Arrowhead State Trails, or Grant-in-Aid snowmobile trails.

Trail conditions: very good
Trail groomed? no
Trail base: 2-5"
Trail mileage: 17.0

The trail(s):
The Putnam and Fishing Lakes Trails traverse forested, rolling topography through birch, ash, and pine stands. Several small lakes dot the landscape along these scenic trails.

Last updated on February 13, 2019. Local snow depth is 15-30".

Getting there

650 Hwy 169
Tower, MN 55790

The trail may be accessed from the Taconite State Trail as well as the Iron Ore and Taconite Spur Grant-In-Aid trails.

Parking is available at the Taconite State Trail trailhead in Tower.


Phone: 218-300-7841
Email: [email protected]
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