Boulder Lake Management Area

Boulder Lake Management Area


The Boulder Lake Management Area (BLMA) is a "window" for various audiences to view full-scale, integrated natural resource management occurring in the BLMA using such things as interpretive trails, public programs and formal environmental education activities.

The BLMA was conceived in 1988, was formally established in 1991, and contains over 18,000 acres of land and water, eighteen miles north of Duluth, Minnesota.   

The area is cooperatively managed for natural resources by the BLMA landowners: Minnesota Power (a broadly diversified company headquartered in Duluth), the St. Louis County Land Department, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MDNR). The BLMA encompasses the 3,750 acre Boulder Lake Reservoir, a water-storage reservoir which supports hydroelectric power generation under Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) License No. 2360.

The BLMA is open to the public without discrimination.

If you have questions about the BLMA, call (218) 722-5642, extension 3569; FAX (218)723-3916; or e-mail  

Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center
7328 Boulder Dam Rd
Duluth, MN  55803
(218 )721-3731
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