Ely, Minnesota is located on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA), 120 miles north of Duluth, and 250 miles north-east of Minneapolis .
Our location offers you the expanse of the Moose Lake chain (Moose, Newfound, and Sucker), plus the massive Basswood Lake to fish without leaving your boat. Most of the water is limited to 25 HP motors in order to promote the tranquility and peace of the wilderness. The Moose Lake chain encompasses twelve miles of lakes with many bays loaded with varied structure, hold large-and small mouth bass, walleye, northern pike and blue gill. Basswood lake which is a short portage away, adds 1450 miles of legendary shoreline to your fishing pleasure.
The Moose Lake area also has a number of designated trout lakes, stocked with splake, brook and rainbow trout to test your fishing expertise.
The Ely area has something for everyone to round out your vacation stay. Attractions include:
- Fine dining and shopping
- Festivals and unique entertainment events
- Dozens of hiking and biking trails
- Mine tours
- International Wolf Center and North American Bear Center
- Nine and eighteen hole golf courses and much more...
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"Great fishing and hospitality!"
- Pete Kostopolus