The Mesabi has great lakes, tons of campgrounds, and some pretty awesome beaches, you just have to know where to look. Which one is your fav?
Stubler Beach: This spring-fed mine lake* is a beauty! Right on the Mesabi Trail, it’s the perfect swimming hole for cooling off. Located in Buhl, this beach is clean, sandy and comes with changing rooms, a pavilion and a great view.
Birch Cove Beach: On scenic Colby Lake in Hoyt Lakes, this beach is equipped with a picnic area, boat launch, playgrounds and a lifeguard on duty daily, mid-June through mid-August.
Carey Lake: Beach with changing house, pavilion, picnic areas, fishing pier and awesome trails. Find this little gem in Hibbing just a few miles off Highway 169.
Vermilion Trail Campground Beach: The lifeguard is on duty at this lovely beach on Embarrass Lake in Biwabik. Rent canoes and kayaks from the campground hosts to experience even more of this charming lake visible on Hwy 135 near the entrance to Giants Ridge.
West Two Rivers: Mountain Iron is home to this reservoir that once was a water source for Minntac but has been reclaimed as a recreation area with campgrounds, playgrounds, pavilion, boat launch, beach, ball field and disc golf course.
Lake Ore-Be-Gone: Take a dip in the clear mine lake waters of Lake-Ore-Be-Gone in Gilbert. Enjoy the beach, boat launch, and bicycle trails, all onsite along with Sherwood Forest Campground. These waters are so clear, the lake is popular with scuba divers.
Veteran’s Park and Campground: On Ely Lake, just off Highway 53 in Eveleth, find this scenic lake with beach, picnic area, campsites, playground and pavilion.
Get more info on camping and things to do at ironrange.org!