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McCarthy Beach State Park, Side Lake

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#75 of 141 in Nature in Minnesota
Must see · State Park · Nature / Park
McCarthy Beach State Park is a state park of Minnesota, USA, on the Sturgeon Lake chain near Hibbing. It is located in French Township, Saint Louis County.

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  • We camped for the first time in a long time up there last weekend. We loved the beach area. Packed a cooler, our bbq and some tunes and relaxed there for the day. Was not overly crowded either. We...  more »
  • My family has been camping at McCarthy Beach for 5 generations now. We've held our annual family reunion camping trip here for at least the last 20 years. I've camped at both the rustic sites and...  more »
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  • We had a great time! There were sandy beaches, three different lakes, trout fishing and nice hot showers and clean facilities. Everyone was friendly even the guests! Lots of swimming opportunities... we would do that again in a heartbeat!... and for car camping the sites were oriented so that it worked very well for tenting or RVs. Our kids brought little razor scooters and that seemed to work very well for zipping around the campgrounds and facilities and going to the beach and on all the trails.
  • Best beach in all of MN. Shallow relatively warm water and very well kept campground. Most people are super friendly here. Side note, get there early to get a good spot on the beach and always pay for your pass. Rangers patrol the parking lot regularly. Have fun!

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