McCarthy Beach State Park should be a great place to spend Independence Day weekend. Everyone will have to reserve there own campsites or share. I have reserved campsite #28. There are already a lot of sites reserved so you may need to act fast. Please note, I am staying Wednesday night to Sunday (4 nights). You can stay for a shorter time (or longer). I plan on taking a trip up to Soudan Underground Mine and Vermillion State Parks (right next to each other) on Friday or Saturday. I'll have a campfire going at no cost for you to sit around /cook over it.
E-mail me if you have any questions.
From the park's website:
Come to McCarthy Beach State Park and you’ll remember the lakes. The sandy beach on Sturgeon Lake was rated one of the top 17 beaches in North America by Highway’s 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.