Bird Lake Recreation Area

Located five miles southeast of Hoyt Lakes on the Superior National Forest Scenic Byway, Bird Lake offers nine miles of trails that are excellent for beginner and intermediate-level cross-country skiers and hikers. Trails are groomed and tracked for winter recreation and provide great summer hiking opportunities. There are picnic sites and diverse trees and wildlife, including dense stands of black spruce, bogs and hills of aspen and birch. Latrine available on-site. Wildlife viewing possibilities include moose, fox, beaver, bald eagles and great gray owls.

Two parking areas offer easy access. A canoe carry-down is available.

Take Country Road 110 from Hoyt Lakes (Superior National Forest Scenic Byway) to the Bird Lake parking lot. Located on the left-north side.

For more information, contact the Laurentian Ranger District at 318 Forestry Road, Aurora, MN 55705 or call 218-229-8800.

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Bird Lake Recreation Area
Laurentian Ranger District
318 Forestry Road
Aurora, MN 55705