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I'm looking for any feedback on some of the area's better family orientated resorts (with good panfish population/decent walleye). Must be kid friendly with good beach, clean lake, able to do some boating (pulling kids on tube). Any information helps, but would prefer input from experience being at one of the resorts. thanks.

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I'd say the resort we go to (Home Bay), but they currently are selling off their cabins to individuals.

This will probably be our last summer at Home Bay, but I hope we can get into one of the other resort on Bottle Lake.

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We have stayed at Northern Star Resort for 20 years and it has been nothing but great for us. It is on Little Sand, and is a great place.

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Is this resort kid friendly? how about the beach and fishing? any additional info would be great, I checked their website, but doesn't say too much about fishing or show a beach.

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I used to work at Northern star in high school. The beach is decent, but like most lakes in the area it gets weedy further out. They keep it raked inside the swim area. Sunfish and small bass like to hang out under the dock and I've seen many kids fish there all day. As far as other fishing goes I guess it would depend on what species you are after. If you have a small enough boat you can go through the river and target smallies or walleyes on big sand or ida. Same goes for home bay resort as all the lakes are connected. I would personally recommend northern star because I know chuck takes good care of the place and takes the time to make sure his guests are comfortable.

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Score,

If you have your own boat? I would suggest the brand new facilty in Perham, Mn www.thecactusresortandrvpark.com . The Cactus Resort and RV Park is a brand new state of the art Resort and RV Park with a Bowling Alley, With fantastic food and a water park.

Fish On!!!

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We've been going to Eagle Bay Lodge on Eagle Lake. Its got a sandy beach and a heated pool. It also is right next to a golf course. We've caught nice sized crappies right under the docks. There are lots of rock bass and small notherns, which my kids love to catch. There are also some walleyes but they are harder to find.

Eagle lake is connected to Island L and Potato L, although large boats have a harder time getting under the bridge into Potato.

Nels

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I would have to agree with northern star resort. We spend a week up there every summer and that is the best week of the year for my family and I. Chuck works his butt off to keep everything going and we all appreciate his hard work. The fishing is also great and has a pretty decent beach. I strongly suggest Northern Star

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Score,

One of the best I know of is Pine Beach Resort on lake Belle Taine. They have programming specifically for families, beautiful sand beaches the entire length of the resort and no big drop-offs (think swimming safety). The water is super clean too.

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Tamarac Resort on Round Lake is a good resort. We have a cabin up the road from them. They have a great beach, good pan & bass fishing and walleye fishing can be good at times. I've never stayed or seen the inside of the cabins though. I would assume Randy and Sheila take good care of them. They are very nice and accomodating people.

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We booked our vacation for Northern Star resort. Thanks for all the responses, it definetly helped.

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