Bear Head Lake State Park

Snapshot virtual tour

Welcome to the Bear Head Lake State Park virtual tour! In this journey you'll peek inside a camper cabin, meander along the Blueberry Lake hiking trail and check out a few of our many great fishing spots. We hope it prompts you to visit the park in person sometime soon.

Photo of Bear Head Lake State Park Headquarters.


Park headquarters

This is the Bear Head Lake State Park headquarters, the first building you will see when you come to visit the park.

Photo of park office / interior of park headquarters.


Park office

Interior of the Bear Head Lake State Park headquarters, where the park office is located. Stop inside to register for campsites, find information on the area, or browse the nature store.

Photo of swimming beach at Bear Head Lake State Park.


Swimming beach

Bear Head Lake's beach and picnic areas are very popular places for both campers and daily visitors. The beach is particularly sandy and shallow, making it a great location for both kids and adults to swim.

Photo of Bear Head Lake under a bright blue sky.


Bear Head Lake

More than one three-pound walleye has been caught from this small dock by the picnic area. Be sure to take in the breathtaking views of our serene, undeveloped northern lake.

Photo of the fishing pier located on Norberg Lake.


Fishing pier

Bear Head Lake's fishing pier is a wonderful spot to bring young anglers. Keep your eye out for snapping turtles that like to compete against you for panfish! Right next to the pier is our boat launch and boat rental area.

Photo of Norberg Lake in the distance, beyond a stand of tall pines.


Norberg Lake

Norberg Lake is one of Bear Head Lake State Park's two designated trout lakes, and is conveniently located near the hiking paths. If you're after brook trout, this is the place to be! It's especially good for winter fishing.

Photo of the secluded and rugged Cub Lake.


Cub Lake

Cub Lake is the other of Bear Head Lake State Park's two designated trout lakes. A little off the beaten path, it provides an even more secluded experience than Norberg Lake.

Photo of one of the five camper cabins at the park.


Camper cabins

Bear Head Lake State Park has five camper cabins, each with its own picnic table and fire pit. The camper cabins are conveniently located near a set of docks in the north bay of Bear Head Lake.

Photo of the interior of one of the five camper cabins.


Camper cabin interior

Inside the camper cabins, you'll find a table, screened porch, bunk beds, and electric outlets. All cabins are comfortably heated for the cooler months of the year.

Photo of one of the park's 73 campsites.



Bear Head Lake State Park has a total of 73 back-in sites for tents and RVs. In the campground, you'll also find a fish cleaning shack and seasonally-available shower buildings to make your stay even more comfortable.

Photo of one of several small docks located in the campground.


Campground docks

There are several small docks like this one located around the campground for use by all visitors.

Photo of Bear Head Lake's East Bay, taken from the group campsite.


View from group campsite

The group campsite has a commanding view of Bear Head Lake's east bay. It is a beautiful spot for gatherings of up to fifty people. The group camp comes complete with a water pump, bear boxes for food storage, picnic tables, and outhouses.

Photo of one of the remote backpack sites just off the trail near Blueberry Lake.


Blueberry Lake

Bear Head Lake State Park's most remote backpack sites are located on the shores of Blueberry Lake. The backpack sites are equipped with latrines and fire pits, and if you arrive at the right time of year, you'll discover just why this lake has been named after a berry! The Blueberry Lake hiking trail takes you through some wonderfully picturesque stands of pine, birch, and even a little cedar, if you know where to look. Keep your eyes open and you will see lots of different birds, animals and plants.

Photo of the boat launch on Eagle's Nest Lake.


Eagle's Nest boat ramp

Another option for boaters within the park is Eagle's Nest, a very popular lake for walleye, bass and northerns. The boat access is a short drive inside the park boundary.

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