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Location: Side Lake/Chisholm. Appx 100 mi NW of Duluth

Lodging: drive-in campground, group camp, walk-in sites (at Beatrice Lake)

Activities: limited hiking, swimming, boating

Lake/River: Side Lake, Sturgeon Lake, Beatrice Lake

Special Attractions: n/a

McCarthy Beach DNR

Camped here in 2007. This is a boating oriented park with few hiking trails. The drive to a section with hiking trails was on a poorly maintained road that I would hesitate to drive on again. The campground is pretty nice. My campsite (59) was nice and private. Right across from the site was a nice little opening on the lake. In spite of there not being much to do on foot, this was a very nice park. I'd recommend checking it out.

Side Lake sunrise

Sunrise at Side Lake

Where the pavement ends...
 

Wading in the lake

Is it fall already?
 

Campsite #59

Sturgeon Lake sunset

Sunset on Sturgeon Lake