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About Bear Head Lake State Park
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Bear Head Lake State Park is located in Minnesota
47.792 N
-92.085 W
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21 Reviews of Bear Head Lake State Park
Amazing Experience !!!

Secluded and beautiful sites. Wonderful lake with boats available for rent. Not many hiking trails (my only complaint).

Fun Place

Stayed just one night here on our way through. Site was a little tight but still nice for our 30’ travel trailer. Bathrooms and showers were nice. Our kids had a blast biking the trails. Didn’t get a chance to do much else but hope to come back with more time to enjoy getting out on the lakes for fishing and the swimming beach. The campground was full but it was still private enough to feel secluded. Bugs weren’t bad at all for the beginning of July. Star gazing at night from our site was beautiful! Hope to be back soon.

Great Northern MN Campground

Swimming beach has nice clean water. Trails are well kept. Beautiful trout lakes.

Lovely north woods campground

Lots of trees and lots that are just secluded enough. Perfect for anyone!


All around great place to camp. I have been going here since I was a child. Campsites are big,private. Bathroom always clean. Beautiful lake,good fishing. Wish I could stay all summer

Secluded in the Northwoods

Bear Head Lake State Park is just south of the Boundary Waters, and shares a comparable wilderness element.  The shoreline is beautiful and very fun to explore by kayak.

Campground features: Cabin rentals, tent sites, and RV sites.  The campground is open in fall & winter. The campsites are private, well shaded, and level. Each campsite has a picnic table and fire pit. Flush toilets, hot showers, dump station, group sites, and electric are also available.

Hiking at Bear Head Lake State Park

  • Bear Head Lake State Park Trail is a moderate 3.2 mile trail. This hike is a loop route. Dogs are allowed but only on leash.
  • Norberg Lake Trail is a easy 1.5 mile trail. It is a trail for all skill levels and dogs are allowed but only on leash. Mostly wooded.
  • Blueberry Lake Trail is a easy 4.5 mile trail. Longer than the other listed trails. It is an out and back hike that is mostly wooded. Dogs are allowed on leash.
  • Becky Lake Trail is a easy 2.7 mile hike. Beck Lake is a loop hike that is mostly wooded. Dogs are allowed on leash.

Fishing at Bear Head State Park

Bass, northerns, walleye, panfish, and trout can be caught at this State Park. Many people fish from the fishing dock or shoreline. Panfish are all over the lake and most likely the first ones biting. Good walleye fishing after 6pm.

Other activities:

Boat rentals, cross country ski trail (groomed), snowshoe trails, and snowmobile trails.

Have camped here a few times!!! LOVE it!! Generous secluded sites!!

Great fishing, canoeing!! Secluded sites!!

Very Nice!!

Wow! What a beautiful campground. I camped here in #8 for an overnight stay. Geocaching the State Parks, this was night 3 of a 4 night trek! Very nice Trail Center and cool puzzle. Watching the sunset was fabulous!!

Scenic, quiet

Camping spaces are standard, geared more towards RVs and campers unless you pick the hike in sites. For those of us who tent or find ourselves too lazy and recline in the back of a vehicle, your needs will be met. On a whim we left for northern MN and were grateful for the last site at this park. Love that a Wednesday in August has full campgrounds. Also love that this park still has Rangers on site. A few years back the state moved to a 3rd party reservation center and funding for Rangers decreased.

Excellent campground

The campground is nice. The sites are very private which I enjoyed. Had boat rentals available to go out on the beautiful lake.