Camp Northern Lights Amenities
Each guest receives for FREE:
Canoes, Kayaks, Stand-Up Paddlboards & other Lake Toys: Unlimited use for all guests. First come first serve.
Join us for our FREE weekly staff-guided hike to the majestic Kawishiwi Falls
Join us for our FREE weekly sunset cruise on the resort pontoon as we introduce you and your family to the beauty of Bear Island Lake. Plan to bring a beverage, a blanket and a camera. Capture some great photos with your family during this cruise. Your Facebook friends will love it.
Each cabin is equipped with an outdoor fire pit and wood supply.
Each cabin has a Keurig single cup coffee maker. When you arrive there will be complimentary coffee flavors to choose from. You can buy more coffee supplies (called K-Cups) at our Beach House or at a local store or you can bring your own supply from home.
FREE Sauna: Enjoy our Finnish Sauna. You may be one of our guests that insists on stoking the sauna to inhumane temperatures and then dashing to the end of a nearby dock for a plunge into Bear Island Lake.
FREE use of our water trampoline and adult floating lounger at our private sandy beach. Grab a book and sit in new gravity lounger under our beach umbrellas and enjoy watching the kids splash and play all day.
FREE use of our new playground. This addition camp is conveniently located near the private sandy beach, and allows your family to move from one fun activity to the next.
FREE Internet: 2017 update – Camp has upgraded to the Lake Connection fiber optic network. A Wi-Fi hotspot is provided here for our guest’s convenience. It is located at our lakeside office. Our guests access the Internet either from the picnic tables at our lakeside bon fire pit or from the loungers at our beach. Fiber optic is the fastest Internet speed available in Ely.
Mobile Hotspot: Can I turn my cabin into a mobile hotspot? Many of our guests say “yes”. If your mobile device offers the mobile/personal hotspot feature, than you may have success in bringing internet to your cabin. For questions, please consult your wireless provider. Your carrier can inform you if charges and fees apply.
Docks: Each lakefront cabin has its own private dock. Lakeview cabins each come equipped with their own private dock slip near our private beach, which can be used for your personal boat or one that you rent from our marina.
Boats & Motors: Boats, pontoons and motors are available to rent. For pricing and inventory please visit our Boat Rentals page.
Gas: Camp Northern Lights offer you a waterfront gas station with premium fuel and marine oils.
Pets: Quiet, well-behaved pets are welcome at Camp Northern Lights. Pets must be leashed or under voice command and control at all times. Noisy, disruptive pets or those exhibiting anti-social behavior are not acceptable and will not be permitted. Due to MN Department of Health regulations, pets are not allowed on our private beach at any time. If needed, a clean, professional kennel is available in Ely.
Pet fees: $20 per day or $95 per week (per pet).
What does “Housekeeping Cabin” mean?
Our housekeeping cabins are fully equipped and furnished with the exception of bath towels, kitchen towels and wash cloths. Please bring those items from home. We provide all bedroom linens including pillows and cases.
Each cabin has a fully equipped kitchen with both small and large appliances. Each cabin has a Keurig single cup coffee maker. When you arrive there will be complimentary coffee flavors to choose from. You can buy more coffee supplies (called K-Cups) at our lakefront office or at a local store or you can bring your own supply from home.
Each cabin is fully furnished and our decks have outdoor furniture that range from picnic tables to tables and chairs and a charcoal grill.
Laundry: Camp does not have a laundry facility. Laundromats can be found either 5 miles south in Babbitt or 10 miles north in Ely.
What is Unique at Camp Northern Lights?
- Weekly staff guided hikes to Kawishiwi Falls
- Weekly sunset cruise on the resort pontoon
- New Keurig coffee makers in each cabin with an assortment of Starbucks & Caribou coffees
- Water trampoline
- Finnish Sauna
- Bear Island Lake, with 2,362 acres of water & 22 islands to explore, has an amazing population of Walleye, Northern Pike, Small Mouth Bass, and pan fish for the kids.
- Free firewood & water toys
- Family pets are welcome at Camp Northern Lights