Sand Lake


Sand Lake has 2 back country campsites well away from the cabins and homes on the lake. The boat ramp is adjacent to the campsites. The Sand River flows into this lake.    

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


Sand Lake is located south of Ely off Hwy. 1 on Hwy. 2.

General Notes:

Access road is gravel. 


Camping & Cabins

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Dispersed Camping

There are 2 back country campsites on this lake. Sites share an outhouse and each site has a picnic table.

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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