South Farm Lake Ski Trails

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

This is an 8 km figure-eight shaped ski trail, with half of one of the 8's loops across the lake on ice.  This section on ice is not shown on the map, and skiers must use their own judgment to gauge ice conditions and safety.  Access is from the end of Co 16.  The entire trail is in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, so skiers must pick up a self issuing wilderness entry permit at the trailhead or other location.  Trails are user groomed and maintained, and so are single tracked open to only classic skiing.

Downloadable map and information

At a Glance

Current Conditions: In the winter, visit the Ely Chamber of Commerce website for current trail conditions.
Fees There are no fees in this area.
Permit Info: Skiers need to fill out a self issuing wilderness entry permit from the kiosk at the trailhead.  Permits are also available at the Kawishiwi Ranger District office, or at at many of the outfitting businesses in Ely.
Information Center: Kawishiwi Ranger District, 218-365-7600


Winter Sports

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XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Snowshoers should avoid ski tracks.