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McCarthy Beach State Park

7622 McCarthy Beach Road

Come to McCarthy Beach State Park and you'll remember the lakes. The sandy beach on Sturgeon Lake was rated one of the top 17 beaches in North America by Highway's Magazine. Walk along the half-mile of shoreline, or venture out into the shallow water that extends hundreds of feet into the lake.

Launch a boat on Side Lake or Sturgeon Lake to explore the five connected lakes of the Sturgeon chain. Hikers, mountain bikers, and skiers enjoy scenic trails that wind along pine-covered ridges and through stands of birch. Snowmobilers and horseback riders take advantage of the Taconite State Trail to access miles of trails outside the park. Located near many tourist attractions, McCarthy Beach State Park offers opportunities for both relaxation and exploration.

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Jason Christensen

Saturday, June 9, 2018
Really nice little park! Tucked away in the middle of nowhere. Had to go down some minimum maintenance road to get to the hiking club trail which was great. A lot of ups and downs, and some nice scenery. I really liked it. I will be back to see what the rest of the hiking is like. Went to the beach as a kid. Shallow for a long ways so it's really nice for kids. The ranger at the office was very helpful in finding our way which wouldn't have been easy without him.

chadd niles

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
This is a great place to take your family. The lake for swimming has a really nice sandy beach and the water is about waist high for a good 150 yards. There are picnic tables and grills so you can cook out. I will be going here again.

James Kyes

Monday, June 25, 2018
Great kids Beach. You can walk out 100+ yrds into water and still be touching. Campground is very nice. Tight if you have a big rig.

Jill Anderson

Monday, July 9, 2018
Very impressed with the beach! Love how shallow it is for the little kids to play!!

Brian Holz

Sunday, June 24, 2018
Great time great campsites great beach No water

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