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

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Camping & Cabins

Show detail SHOW


Hide detail HIDE

Lake and Pond Fishing

Permit: See current Minnesota Department of Natural Resources rules and regulations.   

Water Activities

Show detail SHOW