Bass Lake and Dry Lake in the Superior National Forest are located just north of Ely, Minnesota. The trailhead parking lot has restrooms available.
We hiked 3 miles around Dry Lake today and it was a beautiful, but tough hike. There are signs and maps posted along the trail and I appreciated how well marked the trail was. However, there were a couple confusing spots where I was wishing I had downloaded the All Trails map before we lost cell reception.
My brother's family has younger children and opted to hike just to Dry Falls which is 1 mile each way and that portion of the trail is an easier hike. The waterfall has a "bathtub" area that you can swim in and we saw many people jump off the falls and swim in the lake below.