Otto/Harris Lake Trail


The Otto/Harris Lake Trail is an 8-mile hiking trail that connects the lakes and wraps around each lake. Otto and Harris Lakes are quiet, isolated lakes and each has back country campsites: Otto has 2 sites and Harris has 1 site.     

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At a Glance

Restrictions: ATVs only allowed from parking area to Harris Lake.  
Closest Towns: Hoyt Lakes, MN
Water: Boil or filter water.
Restroom: None available at boat landing.
Operated By: USDA Forest Service
Information Center: Laurentian Ranger District, 218-229-8800

General Information

  • Drive east of Hoyt Lakes on County 110 (Forest Highway 11) for 13.4 miles.
  • Turn left (east) on County 16/Forest Highway 11 for 4 miles.
  • Turn right (south) on Forest Road 416 for 4 miles to parking area for Otto Lake.
  • Another way into Harris Lake is from the south on a road called Northeast Grade. This road is rough and prone to flooding. High-wheel vehicles or ATVs are advised. 

General Notes:

The ½ mile portage into Otto Lake is suitable for portage wheels to transport a small boat or canoe. 

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