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Bear Head Lake State Park

Ely, Minnesota


9301 Bear Head State Park Rd
Ely, Minnesota 55731
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 76
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 47.79325
Longitude: -92.08264

Elevation: 1533' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault yes
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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4 Reviews

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice state park campground. We had to reserve several months ahead of time for a mid-week site. Very brushy between sites which restricts all air flow but makes for great privacy. Very few mosquitos. Nice hiking trails in the park. We camped at Bear Head Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
30
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 344
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 94

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

The rate does not include the required daily entry fee or purchase, as we did, an annual pass for motorhome and towed vehicle (for $43 per year), and is for a no-hookup site. By the time we got around to making reservations, only dry camping sites were available, so that is what we got. This is a heavily wooded campground. Our site, and most, were heavily shaded. There is a beautiful lake, but is not a feature of the campground. On our loop, the trees were very close and scraped the side of the RV. A little trimming would be nice. Because of tree cover, satellite was not possible, even with our portable dish. The sites are well-separated and had lots of vegetation for privacy. We had OK, Verizon data and voice coverage. We had mechanical problems and all of the staff was great. We would stay here again while passing through, but not as a destination park. We camped at Bear Head Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

You can rent canoes to go out on the lake. Come with supplies as the closest (small) grocery will be in Ely.

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Review Count: 64
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: August, 2006 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

We were disappointed when we drove through the campground as the majority of sites were quite small for a larger motorhome - just fine for tests or pop-ups though which is what most others were using. Sites were pretty wooded and the roads and sites had low hanging tree branches. Sites 51-57 look like they are along the lake front but many trees prevent a good view of the lake. Only electric loop is sites 25 - 50. We camped at Bear Head Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2006 - $19.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice state park with lake access. Campground has some electric sites. Non electric sites seem a bit larger. Good space in between sites. Park offers boat rentals with electric motors. Good fishing lake. Dump station and water are available. Enough room for truck and 26 foot trailer. We camped at Bear Head Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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