Boating on the north shore


Getting out on the water in a boat in Minnesota is a huge part of outdoor life for residents and tourists and Lake Superior makes it feel you’re cruising in the ocean.

Inland lakes alone account for nearly 30 public boat landings for trailered boats. These lakes have a lot to offer, from spending time participating in water sports to sightseeing to fishing, there are many different places to use your boat in Lake County while exploring away from the North Shore.

As for Lake Superior access, Lake County offers 4 main areas to launch your boat and get out on the largest of the Great Lakes. There are areas to launch all the way up the highway, starting in Knife River at their marina, and going all the way up to Silver Bay at their marina, you have many options to explore the North Shore from the water. Two Harbors boasts a great facility in Agate Bay for you to put your boat in the water and easily park your vehicle.

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Fall Lake

Fall Lake near Ely and the BWCA offers public access to fishing and boating. Anglers can fish for crappie, golden walleyes, and northern pike. Fall …

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Silver Bay Marina & Harbor

Silver Bay Marina & Harbor features a public water access and 68 slip marina facilities located within a seven-acre safe harbor basin. Protected Access:Two ramps …

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Agate Bay Boat Launch

Agate Bay Boat Launch in Two Harbors, MN, features public water access located within the commercial harbor and the future site of a safe harbor …

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Twin Points Protected Access

Twin Points Protected Access boat launch was constructed in 2002 and sits midway between Two Harbors and Silver Bay. It was developed on an old …

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Stewart Lake

Stewart Lake lies 14 miles north of Two Harbors. With about 250 acres of water, this lake contains fish species Northern Pike, bluegill, walleye, and …

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Ninemile Lake

Ninemile Lake, surrounded by the Superior National Forest, is 12 miles west of Schroeder, MN. Nine Mile lake also features a state campground and provides …

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Farm Lake

Farm Lake, located in Fall Lake Township near Ely and the BWACW and part of the White Iron Chain of Lakes, offers year-round fishing for …

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Indian Lake Beach & Campground

Indian Lake is located in Cloquet Valley State Forest. The campground is located on the Cloquet River canoe route. 25 drive-in campsites and one group …

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Knife River Marina & Beach

Visit the Knife River Marina Beach to relax in the sand, picnic, or rockhound for agates. Knife River Rock Beach is also just down the …

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Christianson Lake

Christianson Lake is about 15 miles north of Two Harbors. The lake is around 150 acres large and has mostly Crappie and Bluegill. Other fish …

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Crooked Lake

Crooked Lake in Finland, MN, is approximately 12 miles from the BWCAW. Aside from the Crooked Lake Resort and a few private lots, Crooked Lake …

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Greenwood Lake

Greenwood Lake, surrounded by the Finland State Forest, is 1,300 acres and is located about 30 miles north of Two Harbors. With public access on …

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Amicus Adventure Sailing & Snowshoeing

Some adventures stay with you in the moment, others you’ll be looking back on for days or maybe weeks, and then sometimes you experience something …

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Birch Lake Campground

The Birch Lake Campground in Ely, MN, sits on the shore of Birch Lake, a 21-mile-long lake with 80 miles of shoreline featuring many beautiful …

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