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Storage Units - Esko


Esko Storage Units


    10x10 foot storage units for rent in Esko at the 

    corner of Canosia and North Cloquet Roads.  

    Call to reserve yours before they are gone!  


   $60 / month.

Barnum MN Recreation





Barnum City Park


The Barnum City Park, bordered by the Moosehorn River, runs through the center of town. The park features:



-Picnic areas

-Horseshoe pits

-Volleyball nets




Bear Lake Campground


This Carlton County operated facility is located at the city limits of Barnum on Bear Lake Road.  There are no user fees for swimming, fishing, or picnicking. 


There is a nominal fee for overnight camping. The park features:


-Swimming beach (lifeguards)

-Picnic areas Camping (with hookups)

-Restrooms and showers

-Fishing dock

-Playground equipment

-Boat launching area


Bent Trout Lake Campground

2928 Bent Trout Lake Road
Barnum, MN 55707
(218) 389-6322



-Firewood (fee)

-Cable TV




-LP Gas



-Recreation Hall



-Hiking Trails





-Complete Disposal Facilities

-Coin Laundry


-Group Area

-Dump Station


-Modem Connection

-Swimming Pool


-Sewer Hookups

-Phone Hookups

-20 tent, 50 RV/tent sites

-Campground on privately owned and stocked Bent Trout Lake

-Bath: flush and chemical toilets

-Shaded and open sites


Park Lake Resort




-Accommodations for the seasoned hunter to the avid snowmobile racer in the winter

-Close proximity to the Black Bear Casino

-Lakeside casual restaurant with a full menu and a full bar

-Campground consisting of 27 seasonal areas thatcan accommodate RV campers or tents

-Furnished two-bedroom cabins with decks and gas fireplaces. The maximum capacity per cabin is six adults. During the summer months you may also choose from the three-bedroom cabins starting in May. Call ahead for reservations.


Park Lake Resort & Campground

County Road 7
Barnum, MN 55707

Robert Johnson Memorial Park (RJM Park)


This recreational facility is available through a cooperative agreement by the city and the school district. Named after a longtime mayor and teacher in Barnum, the park is open to the public for all summertime activities, and no user fee is charged. The park features:

-Tennis courts (lighted)

-Ballfields (I lighted)

-Playground equipment

-Concession area





Hanging Horn Park


This city operated park is located along the Moosehorn River, just two miles from Barnum (about 1 1/4 miles down County Road 138.  There is boat landing on the Moosehorn River that allows access to the Hanging Horn Lakes. This is a public park that charges nothing for boat landings and a nominal fee for nightly camping. This park also features a picnic area, campsites, and a public well.