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Experience the Beauty and Serenity of Central Minnesota

Sandy Pines Resort sits on ten beautiful acres along the Big Portage Chain of Lakes in Backus, Minnesota. The resort offers new and updated, comfortable and affordable cabins and camping sites that are surrounded by beautiful Northwoods scenery. All their cabins are well-spaced throughout eight acres of towering trees and steps away from 900 feet of sandy beach. There is always fun to be had at this Minnesota destination. Big Portage Lake is the perfect place for boating and fishing. They have a designated swimming area with water trampoline, slides, obstacle course, paddle boards, paddle boats, kayaks and more. The Paul Bunyan Bike trail is only four miles away. Your kids will love the three outdoor playgrounds, the crystal clear waters, and many water toys! Rent premier pontoons and Lund fishing boats, and stop by the resort store for bait, gas, and other necessities. Onsite you will find private fire rings, grills, picnic tables, and plenty of relaxation to make you feel right at home throughout your stay. This is everything you're looking for in a True North upscale resort!

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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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Sunset at Sandy Pines Resort. Located on the shores of Big Portage Lake, Sandy Pines Resort is the perfect place to escape to with your sweetheart. Here, you can simply focus on each other and enjoy the comfort and privacy of your own lakefront cabin. Plenty of outdoor activities are available for you to experience together, whether it's a hike through the surrounding wilderness, or taking a private canoe trip out onto the lake. The calm, natural environment is everything you need for a romantic vacation.
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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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