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Experience the Beauty of Every Season on Big Portage Lake

Sandy Pines Resort sits on five beautiful acres of land located on Big Portage Lake in Backus, Minnesota. The resort offers comfortable, affordable cabins and camping sites along with beautiful Northwoods scenery. Whether you're staying during the summer or winter months, there is fun to be had at this Minnesotan destination. Big Portage Lake is the perfect place for boating and you can fish year round. The Paul Bunyan Trail is only four miles away and there is cross-country skiing and snowmobiling available during the winter months! Your kids will love the outdoor playground and swimming in the crystal clear waters. Visit Sandy Pines Resort all year long for beautiful memories.

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Family reunions at Sandy Pines Resort. With so many activities for the whole family, Sandy Pines Resort is the perfect place to host your family reunion. The resort offers large groups the Sugar Pine cabin, which has five bedrooms, two and a half baths, a spacious full kitchen, and a deck that overlooks the lake. Spend quality time with your loved ones as you fish at Big Portage Lake or indulge in fun games. There's something for everyone here!
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Amenities
Open Dates
  • May 20 to Oct 1
Property Size
  • 13 units
Nearby City
  • Backus
Nearby Water
  • Big Portage Lake
General
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Game Room/Arcade
  • Gift Shop
  • Pack N Play
  • Outdoor Playground
  • DVD Player
  • Internet
  • Video Games
  • Wireless Internet
Room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck
  • Full Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Picnic Tables
  • Refrigerator
  • Sundeck
Activities
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Basketball
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Hunting and Shooting
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Kid's Activities
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Shopping
  • Shuffle Board
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • ATV/Fourwheeling
  • Beach
  • Biking/Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Boat Docks
  • Canoeing
  • Fire Pit(s)
  • Fishing Pier(s)
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Outdoor Grill(s)
  • Ice Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Play Ground
Parking
  • Free Parking
Services
  • Laundry Facilities
Suitability
  • Children Welcome
  • Pet Friendly
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September 1, 2018

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We have just a few openings left to stay at our Resort! Enoy breaktaking sunsets, waterfront cabins, Amazing Fishing, Fun for all ages!! 

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May 29, 2018

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  • May 23, 2018 to March 28, 2018
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We have just the perfect deal for you! Bring your kids, pets, family and come relax with us! Kids Activities, Free use of all water toys, boat rentals, crystal clean water, no dropoffs!! Breathtaking Sunsets and much more. 

Deal Expires

August 11, 2018

Travel Dates
  • August 4, 2018 to August 11, 2018
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