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Family Atmosphere 'Up North'

Whether you are making the trek to Northern Minnesota for the first time or the 100th time, you owe it to yourself to check out Pine Beach Resort, for a fun-filled up-north vacation. You’ll find no truer experience of that, than at Pine Beach Resort. Located on the majestic Sturgeon Lake Chain that is known for its incredible beaches, you’ll be able to visit five lakes starting with Side Lake home to Pine Beach Resort. Since 1883 this property has catered to vacationers. Step onto the white sandy beach and feel the sand between your toes, enjoy a dip in the crystal-clear waters or explore the grounds as towering pine trees sway above. Cabin rentals are available year-round so whether you’re into watersports, snowmobiling, or want to catch a front-row seat to view the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), you can expect inviting cabins, a family atmosphere, and the friendliest service Northern Minnesota has to offer.

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Family
Nature
Fishing
Ski/Snowboard
Hunting
Pet Friendly
Lake
Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets
RV Resort
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Fishing at Pine Beach Resort-Side Lake. Not only will you have access to one lake, but five that are connected, plus numerous other small lakes within 10 minutes of Pine Beach Resort! There is even a small trout lake they will share with guests. The Sturgeon River flows smoothly through the Sturgeon Lake Chain. The water flow this chain provides makes way for a variety of fish just waiting to be hooked. Regardless of whether you cast off from your boat, the dock, a pontoon, kayak, or canoe— there should be plenty of fish for everyone.
Skiing at Pine Beach Resort-Side Lake. Celebrate winter in Northern Minnesota at Pine Beach Resort. Near the resort, there is a multitude of snowmobile trails crisscrossing the landscape. The trails are well signed and groomed regularly. Hundreds of miles of trails await you and will take you through pristine wilderness, over snow-covered lakes and deep into the northern woods of Minnesota giving you a unique experience and a ride to remember. Trails nearby include the Taconite, Tim Cory, Bearskin, Wolf Track, Laurentian, Circle L and T, Wilderness Willie Trail, Herb Brandstrom, Cameron Lake, Little Bear, Bear Lake Trail, Effie Connection, Daybrook, Arrowhead, and others. Take off from your cabin and ride a different trail system every day for a week. Don’t forget your passport if you are riding into Canada. Wonderful trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and bird watching are nearby. French township has a lit ice-skating rink and sledding hill complete with a wonderful warming house. This is less than a half-mile from Pine Beach Resort. For Winter Bird Watchers, they are 40 minutes from the northwest entrance to the Sax–Zim Bog and they keep 20 plus feeders on the resort full all winter.
Moose antler at Pine Beach Resort-Side Lake. Nearby the resort is a great expanse of public land. Take advantage of it when you arrange to stay at Pine Beach Resort for your next hunting trip. Bear, grouse, small game and deer hunters of all ages are welcome. When you’re not in the woods or in the stand, come back and enjoy your comfy warm cabin complete with wireless internet and all the comforts of home. Hunting dogs are welcome and treated like the royalty they are. If you are traveling from out of state and need some extra help making your hunt successful, please contact Kim at Pine Beach Resort.
Pets welcome at Pine Beach Resort-Side Lake. RV resort at Pine Beach Resort-Side Lake. RV resort at Pine Beach Resort-Side Lake. RV resort at Pine Beach Resort-Side Lake. RV resort at Pine Beach Resort-Side Lake. Keep the whole family together this vacation when you stay at Pine Beach Resort! As long as you get your pet approved, they are welcomed to stay and are considered part of your family and a guest of the resort. Feel free to take them on walks (leashes required) around the property or take them for a swim in Side Lake. Dogs have their own private beach area here at Pine Beach Resort.
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RV resort at Pine Beach Resort-Side Lake. Pine Beach Campground has 32 sites and they lease permanent campsites yearly. This includes warm weather usage and winter storage. They have filled every site for the last 20 years but do not have a waiting list per se. They keep applications on file made on their website, because of the unique size and space of each site, this is their starting point for choosing the next guest they will invite to join their campground family at Pine Beach. When Pine Beach Resort has an open site, they immediately go to the applications and look at rig size, family size and about 30 other things that filter into the final decision, so it is encouraged to complete an application if you would like to join. Campers park their rigs and make their sites their summer homes. Ready whenever they can getaway. They explore and enjoy the Sturgeon Lake Chain and wonderful Pine Beach Resort. Become part of the family and enjoy all the perks of having your own permanent site set up and ready to enjoy all season long.
Amenities
Open Dates
  • All Year
Property Size
  • 5 units
Nearby City
  • Hibbing/Chisholm
Nearby Water
  • Side Lake/Sturgeon Lake Chain
General
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Bicycles
  • Gift Shop
  • Library
  • Pack N Play
  • Outdoor Playground
  • Volleyball Court(s)
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
Food & Drink
  • Convenience Store
Room
  • Alarm Clock
  • Blackout Drapes
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck
  • Fireplace
  • Full Kitchen
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Picnic Tables
  • Refrigerator
Activities
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Basketball
  • Bocce Ball
  • Hunting and Shooting
  • Kid's Activities
  • Photography
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • ATV/Fourwheeling
  • Beach
  • Beach Volleyball Court(s)
  • Biking/Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Boat Docks
  • Canoeing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fire Pit(s)
  • Fishing Pier(s)
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf Course
  • Outdoor Grill(s)
  • Hiking
  • Ice Fishing
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Marina
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Play Ground
  • Snowmobiling
Parking
  • Free Parking
Services
  • Shuttle Service
  • Babysitting/Daycare
  • Hunting Guides
  • Spa Services
Suitability
  • Children Welcome
  • Pet Friendly
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