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If you prefer camping, we recommend the outstanding Fenske Lake Campground. There are 15 sites plus one group site for 10-25 people. The sites are on a ridge between Burntside and Fenske Lakes, just off Echo Trail 10 miles north of Ely. The three pix shown here are of Fenske Lake, a long, narrow, quiet and beautiful lake which connects to three other lakes. The photo at right shows the swimming beach. Below left is a photo looking down the lake from the canoe launching ramp. Below right is two miles up the lake. A 750 foot walkway winds down from the campsites on the ridge to the lakeshore. A fishing pier juts out into the lake. The group site perches on a rock ledge with spectacular views looking down the lake. All sites include picnic tables and fire grates and five are short walks into the dense woods for added privacy. Sites #13, 14 and 15 are closest to the dock, beach, and restrooms, but #7 is a walk in site looking out over the lake. For a couple, family or group of six or less, we think it's ideal.

You can access Burntside Lake from the campground. A mile south on The Echo Trail is Everett Lake, emptying into East Twin Lake and then Burntside. Or a mile north is the turnoff to Burntside's North Arm.

This is one of the finest campgrounds and lakes in America, and sites are in demand, so reserve early.

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