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Call Our Big Sandy Location: 612-208-1800 | Big Sandy Lodge, 20534 487th St, McGregor, MN 55760 view map
We are located at Big Sandy Lodge & Resort!
Big Sandy Lodge & Resort is not just your average Up North vacation experience.
A premier Minnesota resort community located in the heart of northern Minnesota’s vacationland. A perfect combination of a lakeside retreat with comfortable accommodations. You will find more than you’ve ever dreamed!
Parking is available right in the Big Sandy Lodge lot for your convenience!
About The Lake
Firstly, Big Sandy Lake is located in Minnesota’s northeast Aitkin County, Big Sandy Lake is a tranquil and beautiful destination.
According to lakelubbers.com, “Big Sandy Lake is….home to over one million acres of hardwood forest and 365 lakes. With the majority of the woodlands available to the public, Big Sandy Lake provides the perfect setting to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect with family and friends. Part of the state’s Northeast tourism region, Big Sandy Lake is easily accessible from Duluth, 67 miles to the east, and the Twin Cities, 175 miles to the south.”
The tranquil setting of Big Sandy Lake and the Big Sandy Watershed Area does not reflect its turbulent past. Claims to this land were held by Spain, France and England before becoming part of the United States. As a result, the Sioux people, who originally settled this area, were displaced by Ojibwe, who were forced from their eastern homeland. Because of this, Big Sandy Lake derived its name from the Ojibwe word Mitaawangaagamaa which ultimately translates to “Lake with flat, sandy beaches.” For more history on Big Sandy, visit this great article here.
In addition, this lake is 6,088 acres in size. It is approximately 84 feet deep at its deepest point, with 56.5 miles of shoreline.
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Fish: Black Bullhead, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Largemouth Bass, Muskie, Northern Pike, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Yellow Bullhead, Yellow Perch, Pumpkinseed, Walleye
Specifically, Big Sandy Lake is popular for its prime walleye fishing.