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• Bear Island State Forest is home to Bear Island Lake, a large, sprawling lake sandwiched between the Vermilion and Mesabi ranges. The lake is full of arms, points, and islands, not to mention a healthy supply of walleyes. The 2,351-acre lake has three accesses, two at the northeastern corner and one on the southwestern shore.
•The forest is largely white and red pine, balsam fir, white spruce, and aspen-birch with rolling topography. Several small lakes dot the landscape along scenic trails.
Canoe / Kayak
10 Miles Mountain Biking
15 Miles Snowmobiling
Notice: Groomed snowmobile trails, as signed, are closed Dec. 1 to off-highway vehicles (OHVs) and highway licensed vehicles (HLV's).
SPECIAL FEATURES IN STATE FOREST