‘America’s Favorite Park’ is in Ely

A little-known state park in Ely captured the title of “America’s Favorite Park” this month. Bear Head Lake State Park claimed a $100,000 prize in the contest sponsored by Coca-Cola. Voters were able to vote as many times as they wanted, resulting in Bear Head Lake State Park getting 28 percent of the more than 5.7 million votes. Here are some images of “America’s Favorite Park.”

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  1. Submitted by Christian Franken on 09/29/2010 - 08:22 am.

    Well deserved. I did not know about this contest but I would have voted for this gem of a state park. I have fond memories of camping, canoeing, hiking and swimming in this park. The rangers had set up a telescope pointed at an eagles’ nest with hatchlings. There were a pair of bull moose browsing on water plants just across a narrow channel SE of the swimming beach, undaunted by all the human activity. A great place!

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