Boating on the north shore

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Where to Launch Your Boat on The North Shore


As for Lake Superior boat access, Lake County offers four public areas where you can launch your boat. Along Highway 61, you’ll find several options to explore the North Shore from the water’s edge from the Knife River Marina to the Silver Bay Marina.

Additionally, the Two Harbors Boat Launch in Agate Bay offers ample parking and an excellent area to put your boat in.

boating on lake county’s Inland Lakes

In addition to boating on Lake Superior, Lake County’s many inland lakes account for nearly 30 public boat landings for trailered boats. These northern Minnesota lakes offer natural beauty, clean water, and recreational boating.

Public water access maps & boating safety guide

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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