Silver Rapids Lodge

A map showing the planned RV park expansion at Silver Rapids Lodge, located between Farm and White Iron lakes, near Ely, Minn. The development would be undertaken by prospective new owners of the resort should a sale of the facility be finalized.

A conditional use permit for 49 additional RV campsites and support buildings to be added to Silver Rapids Lodge outside of Ely, Mass., was approved last month by the Lake County Planning and Zoning Commission, according to The Timberjay.

The resort, located at 459 Kawishiwi Trail, is in negotiations for a sale to a new owner who is looking to expand on the 12 cabins, 11 motel units and 36 existing campsites and associated buildings, including a lodge and restaurant.

Some local residents and Fall Lake Town Board members expressed safety concerns over increased traffic in the area if the campground was expanded, and may look at lowering speed limits in the area. Increased tourism opportunity was seen as beneficial for the area.

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