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Liz Engelman

Tofte Lake Center at Norm's Fish Camp

2209 Fernberg Road

Ely, MN 55731

218-365-7769 (June-September)

609-865-1139 (October-May)

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From Minneapolis/St. Paul to Ely

  • Take 35W or 35 E north, these freeways converge into 35 North
  • Take the exit to Cloquet, HWY 33
  • From HWY 33, merge onto HWY 53 North towards Virginia
  • 4 miles after Virginia, exit to HWY 169 East towards Ely (this is the 2nd 169; the 1st is towards Hibbing)
  • Stay on HWY 169 into Ely where it turns into Sheridan Street

From Ely to Tofte Lake Center

  • Continue East on Sheridan Street (HWY 169)
  • Tofte Lake Center is located 15 miles from Ely, at 2209 Fernberg Road (Check your odometer as you pass the Dairy Queen)
  • Continue past the International Wolf Center and the town of Winton
  • We are 11 miles further than the Veterans on the Lake (GPS will tell you otherwise)!
  • Just before the Garden Lake Bridge the road name changes to the Fernberg Road (Lake County 18)
  • The entrance to Tofte Lake Center is on the left, 100 yards after the public boat launch
  • Map apps and GPS units are not always reliable on the Fernberg Road!


HIbbing Airport is an hour and forty-five minute drive from Tofte Lake Center

Duluth Airport is a 2+ hour drive from Tofte Lake Center

Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport is a 4-5 hour drive from Tofte Lake Center


Ground Transportation

The Ely Safe Ride service provides shuttles locally in the Ely area and between Ely/Duluth and Ely/Minneapolis

The Skyline Shuttle  offers 14 shuttles per day/night between Duluth/Minneapolis Airport

Safe Travels!