On-site amenities:

(* = summer only)

  • Recreation center
  • Mini store/gift shop
  • Safe/sandy swimming beach with no drop offs *
  • Boat launch *
  • Dock space *
  • Boat, motor and pontoon rental *
  • Paddleboat *
  • Lawn games (Bag-It, horse shoes, ‘Polish’ horseshoes, volleyball, etc.) *
  • Laundry facilities *
  • Playground sets *
  • Basketball *
  • Spacious grounds
  • Gradual elevation – no stairs to climb
  • Spectacular starry nights and picturesque sunsets
  • Convenient location. All paved roads to resort
  • Internet connection and 24-hour phone available
  • Reunion or large group accommodations
  • Pre-trip on-line grocery shopping


  • Groomed trail access
  • Plowed lake access
  • Deluxe fishhouse rental

Things to do (but there’s always time to do nothing at all):

  • FISHING – Big Jessie Lake is the premier medium-size Walleye lake in Itasca County. In addition to Walleye, nice Jumbo Perch, Northern Pike, Crappie, Panfish, and Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass are plentiful.

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  • HUNTING – The Chippewa National Forest offers the best ruffed grouse hunting in the state. The abundant waters and public forest land are popular with duck, deer, and bear hunters.
  • BIRD WATCHING – Our guests have documented 75 different species of birds within a 5 mile radius of the resort. Can you find them all?
  • FLOAT PLANE RIDES Plane From mid-June until mid-August, Lake Country Flightseeing will stop by the resort one day per week to give plane rides.
  • FINE DINING (Riley’s) located within 1 mile.
  • GAS/GROCERIES (Bowstring Store) located 2 miles away.
  • YEAR-ROUND ACTIVITIES. See links page for area activities. Deer River and Grand Rapids hold many annual festivals. Great golf, hiking, biking, water sports, ice fishing, snowmobiling, x-country skiing — it’s all here!
  • Photo Gallery – View our always-expanding collection of resort photographs.

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This page last updated on Tuesday, October 7, 2003.