Bear Lake Campground and Day-Use Area



From Nashwauk take State Hwy. 65 (N) 23 mi. to Co. Rd. 52 (Venning Rd.); turn left (W) 2 mi.; turn left (S) 2.5 mi.


Phone: 218-743-3362

Managed by: Scenic State Park

photo: Bear Lake Campground and Day-Use Area

Fees: Fee information
Individual site $14

Purchase Approved Firewood

Description: The campground is considered "primitive," designed to furnish only the basic needs of the camper. The campsites consist of a cleared area, fire ring, and table. In addition, vault toilets, garbage cans, and drinking water are available.

All sites are on a first-come, first-served basis for a fee.

Highlights: This campground was developed in the midst of a marshy area—at least that's the impression one gets driving to the campsite. Bear Lake Campground is like a dry, forested oasis amid marshy, reed-lined bogs and other lowland vegetation. It's a simple campground along the northern shore of Bear Lake. Most of the sites are spacious throughout, so the deciding factors are privacy and proximity to the lake.

Bear Lake campground and Day-Use Area is on a walleye and crappie lake with water access, swimming beach, dock, fishing, four picnic sites, and a picnic shelter at the day use area.


27 camp sites symbol wheelchair (2)

27 walk-in sites

3 toilets

2 wells

drinking water

lake access

4 picnic tables

1 picnic shelter


symbol wheelchair denotes accessible feature, (#) denotes number that are accessible.