Downtown Barnum, MN pictured above.
north on I-35, You will come across Barnum, Minnesota. About 1 hour and
40 minutes north of the Twin Cities and about 5 minutes past Moose Lake.
Off to the left of the exit ramp you will see the Wyndtree North restaurant
and their new 20 ft. statue of this northland pioneer.
As you get into the heart of downtown Barnum, you will see a very nice
small park as you cross the bridge of a small river.
The Park has a picnic tables, a pavilion and a volleyball net set up.
city park is a nicely kept and quiet place located right in the heart of
Barnum. Picnics and a playground are available as well as overnight camping.
Barnum, Minnesota is host to the Carlton County Fair. Special features
of their annual fair are figure 8 racing and my favorite the Smash-Up Derby!
Carnival Rides and other typical county fair attractions are also there.
The Carlton County Fair is usually held the 3rd week in August or thereabouts.
Accommodations in Barnum, Minnesota
This private campground and fishing lake is located six miles from Barnum. It is unique as the private lake Is yearly stocked with a variety of trout for the avid fisherman.
Recreation in Barnum, Minnesota
Agate Picking: - Minnesota's State Stone is the Lake Superior Agate and it can be found in abundance in the Barnum area. Rock collectors can find various sizes and colors of the Agates along any gravel road or gravel pit. Best hunting is after a rain when the colored patterns of the Agate show.
Recreation Trails: - Barnum is connected to the Willard Munger State Trail. This paved trail, that stretches from Hinckley to Barnum, over 37 miles, serves as a bike and hiking trail during the summer and snowmobile trail in the winter. The trail will eventually be completed and be connected to Duluth, thru Jay Cooke State Park. When completed, persons could then ride a paved trail all the way from Hinckley to Duluth.
Fishing: - Anglers have the opportunity to fish for a variety of species in the many area lakes. Crappies, sunfish, northern pike. walleyes, bass, muskies and trout are available in the area lakes. There is also the annual "sticker run" in the Moosehorn River and some area lakes. A valid Minnesota fishing license is required for those anglers over the age of 16, however, there is no license required at Bent Trout Lake, a privately owned lake that is stocked with trout.
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