Address 1: 7622 McCarthy Beach Road
City: Side Lake
Open all Year: Yes
Number of Sites: 107
Full Hook: Yes
Come to McCarthy Beach State Park and youll remember the lakes. The sandy beach on Sturgeon Lake was rated one of the top 17 beaches in North America by Highways 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.
RV Length Limit 50 Feet
Length is measured from front of tow vehicle to rear of vehicle being towed.
These are first-come, first-served sites in the Beatrice Lake Campground.
2 Campgrounds located in Geroge Washington State Forest. Not located in the park.
Although the two horse campgrounds are not located in McCarthy Beach State Park, they are managed by the park. The Stony Brook Horse Campground is located 9 miles from the park office; the Togo campground is 23 miles from the park. Trails connect the park to the horse camps.
1 Site – Accommodate up to 40 people
Site located on wooded bluff overlooking Big Sturgeon Lake, nestled between the picnic area and boat landing. Spigot for water and vault toilets available.