Johnson Lake


Johnson Lake has easy access with 1 backcountry campsite.

One Pine Lake is nearby.

At a Glance

Closest Towns: Ely, MN
Water: Boil or filter water.
Operated By: USDA Forest Service
Information Center: Kawishiwi Ranger District, 218-365-7600

General Information


Johnson Lake is located 6 miles southwest of Ely on Highway 21. 

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Dispersed Camping

There is 1 back country campsite on this lake.

Please use facilities provided such as fire rings, tent pads, and latrines and pack out garbage. 

Fees: None required.
Reservation info: First-come, first-served.


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Water Activities

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