Tofte Lake


Tofte Lake is 155 acres in size and reaches a depth of 70 feet. There are 4 back country campsites and a boat ramp on the lake. It is a designated trout lake and is managed for rainbow trout and splake.

Lakes nearby include Glacier Pond 1, Glacier Pond 2 and Ojibway and Triangle Lakes.

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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


Tofte Lake is located 14.5 miles northeast of Ely.

  • From Ely, take State Highway 169 (turns into Highway 18/Fernberg Road) northeast for 14.5 miles to Forest Road 1541/557.
  • Turn left on Forest Road 1541 for 0.2 miles to the boat access.

General Notes:

Trout stamps on fishing licenses are required. Please check the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources information for other trout lake regulations.

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Lake and Pond Fishing

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

Water Activities

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