Sports / Recreation

Mountain Iron West Two Rivers Campground

4988 Campground Road
Mountain Iron, MN 55768

218-735-8831 or 218-748-7570

Located on West Two Rivers Reservoir 4 miles west of Virginia, 12 miles east of MN Discovery Center, and 1 mile south of the Mesabi Trail. Amenities: 50 sites, showers, flush toilets, picnic pavilion, beach, fishing pier, boat access, volleyball and 18 holes of Disc Golf.

Eveleth Veterans Park on Ely Lake

4392 Miller Trunk Road
Eveleth, MN 55734

218-744-7491

Eveleth Veterans Park on Ely Lake is the perfect vacation spot for tent & RV camping with showers, restrooms, and play equipment. Come enjoy a day in the sun with the kids at our sandy beach.

Gilbert Sherwood Forest Campground

301 Ore-Be-Gone Drive
Gilbert, MN 55741

218-748-2221

In the heart of the Iron Range, all campsites offer a spectacular view of Lake Ore-Be-Gone, a huge mine pit lake spanning over 140 acres! A modern "mecca" for water skiers, fishermen, swimmers and divers. Come enjoy the hospitality and beauty, direct access to the Mesabi Trail.

Paddle Hoppers Paddle Hoppers

17 County Road 63
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

218-326-5853

We are your local paddle store, providing sales and service. We offer on and off site kayak and “standup paddle board” rentals (including 1-2 hour rentals), as well as Mississippi River half day trips and some Friday Guided Day trips. Whether you’re looking for an afternoon excursion, rentals for your vacation, something special like a team building paddle, or gear of your own, we’ve got the products and expertise to get you on the water.

Piragis Northwoods Company, Inc.

105 North Central Avenue
Ely, MN 55731

218-365-6745 or 800-223-6565

Piragis Northwoods Company and the Boundary Waters Catalog have been supplying canoe paddlers and campers since 1979 with top-quality equipment that you can easily pack and carry. Our goal is to make your canoe trip as enjoyable and easy as possible. We are canoe trip outfitters in Ely, Minnesota. If you can't make it to the store - be sure to shop online!

Giants Ridge Giants Ridge

6329 Wynne Creek Drive
Biwabik, MN 55708

800-688-7669

Your one stop center for wellness & recreation, with direct access to the Mesabi Trail. Enjoy a round (or two) of golf on the best courses in Minnesota. Scale to new heights on our climbing wall, traverse miles of hiking trails, enjoy a round of disc golf or tackle our expanding mountain bike trails. In the winter, enjoy 35 alpine runs, snowboarding parks, world-class cross country skiing plus fat tire biking.

The Wilderness at Fortune Bay Golf Course The Wilderness at Fortune Bay Golf Course

1450 Bois Forte Road
Tower, MN 55790

218-753-8917

Experience one of Minnesota’s best golf courses! This legendary course continues to garner national awards year after year. Once your round is done, stop in for a beverage or have a great meal at The Wilderness Grill!

Buhl Stubler Beach Campground

119 Grant Location
Buhl, MN 55713

218-258-3226

This small primitive campground is located right next to the Mesabi Trail. Eight campsites offer elevated tent pads, fire pit & picnic area. Other recreation options nearby include swimming, disc golf, boating and fishing. Cost - $12 per night. Make reservations with City Hall during business hours - Mon to Fri, 8 am to 4 pm - 218-258-3226.

The Wilderness at Fortune Bay Golf Course

1450 Bois Forte Road
Tower, MN 55790

218-753-8917

Website

Experience one of Minnesota’s best golf courses! This legendary course continues to garner national awards year after year. Once your round is done, stop in for a beverage or have a great meal at The Wilderness Grill!

The Wilderness at Fortune Bay Golf Course
Paddle Hoppers

17 County Road 63
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

218-326-5853

Website

We are your local paddle store, providing sales and service. We offer on and off site kayak and “standup paddle board” rentals (including 1-2 hour rentals), as well as Mississippi River half day trips and some Friday Guided Day trips. Whether you’re looking for an afternoon excursion, rentals for your vacation, something special like a team building paddle, or gear of your own, we’ve got the products and expertise to get you on the water.

Paddle Hoppers
Giants Ridge

6329 Wynne Creek Drive
Biwabik, MN 55708

800-688-7669

Website

Your one stop center for wellness & recreation, with direct access to the Mesabi Trail. Enjoy a round (or two) of golf on the best courses in Minnesota. Scale to new heights on our climbing wall, traverse miles of hiking trails, enjoy a round of disc golf or tackle our expanding mountain bike trails. In the winter, enjoy 35 alpine runs, snowboarding parks, world-class cross country skiing plus fat tire biking.

Giants Ridge
Gilbert Sherwood Forest Campground

301 Ore-Be-Gone Drive
Gilbert, MN 55741

218-748-2221

Website

In the heart of the Iron Range, all campsites offer a spectacular view of Lake Ore-Be-Gone, a huge mine pit lake spanning over 140 acres! A modern "mecca" for water skiers, fishermen, swimmers and divers. Come enjoy the hospitality and beauty, direct access to the Mesabi Trail.

Buhl Stubler Beach Campground

119 Grant Location
Buhl, MN 55713

218-258-3226

This small primitive campground is located right next to the Mesabi Trail. Eight campsites offer elevated tent pads, fire pit & picnic area. Other recreation options nearby include swimming, disc golf, boating and fishing. Cost - $12 per night. Make reservations with City Hall during business hours - Mon to Fri, 8 am to 4 pm - 218-258-3226.

Mountain Iron West Two Rivers Campground

4988 Campground Road
Mountain Iron, MN 55768

218-735-8831 or 218-748-7570

Website

Located on West Two Rivers Reservoir 4 miles west of Virginia, 12 miles east of MN Discovery Center, and 1 mile south of the Mesabi Trail. Amenities: 50 sites, showers, flush toilets, picnic pavilion, beach, fishing pier, boat access, volleyball and 18 holes of Disc Golf.

Piragis Northwoods Company, Inc.

105 North Central Avenue
Ely, MN 55731

218-365-6745 or 800-223-6565

Website

Piragis Northwoods Company and the Boundary Waters Catalog have been supplying canoe paddlers and campers since 1979 with top-quality equipment that you can easily pack and carry. Our goal is to make your canoe trip as enjoyable and easy as possible. We are canoe trip outfitters in Ely, Minnesota. If you can't make it to the store - be sure to shop online!

Eveleth Veterans Park on Ely Lake

4392 Miller Trunk Road
Eveleth, MN 55734

218-744-7491

Website

Eveleth Veterans Park on Ely Lake is the perfect vacation spot for tent & RV camping with showers, restrooms, and play equipment. Come enjoy a day in the sun with the kids at our sandy beach.

Funding Source

The Mesabi Trail™ has been funded in part by the LCCMR and the Minnesota Environmental and Natural Resources Trust Fund.