Birch Lake - Map & Directions

Use the map above of the Birch Lake area to help plan your visit.

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Directions to Kinsey Houseboats


Take Interstate 35 north to Hwy 33 (Cloquet): This interchange is about 20 miles south of Duluth.

Take Hwy 33 north to Hwy 53 (Virginia).

Take Hwy 53 north to Hwy 169 (Ely / Tower): Just after you go through Virginia, on Hwy 53, there is Hwy 169 (Hibbing) do not take this off ramp. Go a couple of miles further on Hwy 53 and you will see Hwy 169 (Ely / Tower).

Take Hwy 169 north, six miles, to Hwy 21 (Babbitt / Embarrass).

Turn right (East) on Hwy 21 and go about 35 miles to just west of Babbitt. Watch the highway signs because Hwy 21 takes a sharp left (North) to Ely, just before you go into Babbitt.

Stay on Hwy 21 by taking this sharp left. Birch River Road is 1.5 miles north of this turn on the right hand side of Hwy 21. Turn right, go 1 block then turn left at four way. Go another block and turn right at 2718 sign. Follow left lane down to a office/house. The boats are docked there. 


Kinsey Houseboats
2718 Birch River Rd
Babbitt, MN  55706

(This address is for driving directions only. Please do not mail payments to this address.)