Location: Bullhead Lake Fishing Pier

Managed by: City of Kelliher, MN

Management Address

217 E Main St
Kelliher MN 56650

Located on the northeast outskirts of Kelliher is a small lake that includes a fishing pier with an area that looks as though it is used as a boat ramp for lunching boats.


Visitors will find an older wooden "T" shaped pier located here.  Two cut outs are provided for fishing with Reports from the DNR saying the predominant fish species is Bullheads like its namesake.  As one looks over and around the pier the depth is very shallow with a great number of weeds, see above.  From the looks of the area a person would have to cast a long distance to go past the weed line and as you real in, your hook would be full of weeds  

This location offers no accessible parking and also lacks an accessible route from what is presumed as a parking area to the pier gangplank.  Fishing may be disrupted as people launch their boats.  During the time of the review no anglers were present nor vehicles and trailers seen but seeing how close the ramp is to the pier it would be impossible not to disrupt anglers when launching or trailering boats.  Though the area does not meet any of the accessible route regulations it was found fairly stable and not washed out with a gangplank that was seated well into the ground so people would not have a large gap to wheelie over.  Anglers would have to bring their own chair in which to sit upon. 

Location Info » For directions, click the marker in the map. »

In Keliher, from Hwy 72, go E on 4th St. 2 blocks and turn left (N), follow the road to site.


The largest big box stores are located in Bemidji, Mn with smaller items being able to be purchased within any of the smaller communities located in close proximity to the pier. Fishing equipment and bait can be purchased at Kelliher and north at Waskish, Mn.


For camping Big Bog Recreational Area offers both camping and camping cabins as well as the City of Kelliher which has a campgound located within its park with full hookups. Cabins can be found along the shoreline of Upper Red Lake at the many resorts situated there as well as motels at both Blackduck and Bemidji. A motel is also located along Hwy 72 where it turns north at Shooks, Mn. For people looking for accessible rooms please describe you needs to the person taking the reservation to insure they can be met. For a full listing please see the following link, https://kelliher.govoffice.com/index.asp?SEC=5EBE588F-2906-4D74-BC4A-2E66581B7F26&Type=B_LIST#463C749A-A2F4-4F5C-865A-C902D111AA2D