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Balsam Bay Resort
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"My son and I had a great time fishing for walleye on Big Sand Lake, the kids swam every day in the heated pool, and we all enjoyed the game room!  But one of my favorite moments from our vacation was having a nap every afternoon in the hammock under the cedar trees. Rest and relaxation at its best!"


Enjoy a true Minnesota family vacation with the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation. Here at Balsam Bay Resort we pride ourselves with offering a wide variety of complimentary resort activities and rentals. We have something for everyone.  Enjoy fishing on Big Sand Lake, swimming in our heated pool, hiking, biking or ATV riding on nearby trails, a quiet board game, satellite TV in the game room, s'mores by the lake, and much much more!


Popular Resort Activities:

Our MN Fishing Resort:

  • Fishing on Big Sand Lake - Northern, Walleye, Largemouth Bass, Bluegills, and Crappies
    (lake info)
  • We have fishing boats and motors for rent, as well as 20’ Pontoon boats
  • Large fish cleaning house with electric & water
    Bait (night crawlers & wax worms)
  • Freezer Space available for your fish
  • Mixed and plain gas for sale

Kid Friendly:

  • Our Newest addition is a 16' X 40' heated
    swimming pool (open early June-Labor Day)
  • Playground and Sandbox
  • Campfire near the lake for S'mores
  • Free movie rentals
  • Game Room with Pool, video games, satellite TV, books, board games

Boating & Boat Rentals:

  • Complimentary use of Canoe, Kayaks, Paddleboats
  • Pontoon Rentals
  • Fishing Boats & Motor Rentals
  • *Please no Jet Skis


Nature & Recreation:

  • Hiking
  • Biking - Bicycles provided for guest use
  • Horseback riding at nearby stables
  • Bird watching
  • ATV trail nearby - only minutes from the SOO Line Recreational Trail
  • Volleyball and Badminton
  • 'Seven Dwarfs' Lawn Golf
  • Bocce, Horseshoes, Ladder Golf,
    Bean Bag Toss, Basketball hoop

Looking for more?  Balsam Bay Resort is within driving distance to many area attractions including golf courses, fine restaurants, Northern Lights casino, gift shops, and more...