Glacier Pond 2


Glacier Pond 2 is 6 acres in size and reaches a depth of 32 feet. It has 1 back country campsite located 20 rods from the road. Glacier Pond 2 is a designated trout lake and is managed for brook trout.

Lakes nearby include Glacier Pond 1, Ojibway Lake and Triangle Lake and Tofte Lake.

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At a Glance

Closest Towns: Ely, MN
Water: Boil or filter water.
Restroom: None available.
Operated By: USDA Forest Service
Information Center: Kawishiwi Ranger District, 218-365-7600

General Information


Glacier Pond 2 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 right for 0.4 miles to Glacier Pond 2.

General Notes:

There is a carry down boat/canoe access just beyond the gate.

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


Parking is available 300 feet before the gate.

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Dispersed Camping

There is 1 back country campsite on this lake. Trail access to the campsite is just before the gate.

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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