Big Lake, MN

US Forest Service

Big Lake

Big Lake offers an area for fishing, boating and camping. There is a boat ramp and 3 back country campsites on this lake. A 4 campsite located on the west side of the lake is within the Boundary Waters...[more]



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Big Lake is located 21 miles northwest of Ely on County road 116 (Echo Trail).

  • From Ely take Highway 169 east 1 mile to County road 88.

  • Turn left, go 2 miles to County Road 116 (Echo Trail).

  • Follow County Road 116 for 18 miles.

  • Turn left on Forest Road 1872.

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