Bear Head Lake State Park
by Jim Umhoefer
For many visitors Bear Head Lake State Park is a stopover on the way to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA) or the millions of acres of Lakeland woods and streams in northeastern Minnesota. But you may discover that this 4,400-acre park has just the recreational elements you’re looking for.
Bear Head Lake State Park is located 18 miles east of Tower in Minnesota’s St. Louis County.
Some of Bear Head Lake State Park’s hiking trails are transformed into ski trails to satisfy everyone’s taste. Skiers can start from the picnic area parking lot and explore seven miles of groomed trails and warm up at the heated trail center. Snowshoeing is permitted throughout the park except on groomed trails.
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