Sandy Pines Resort


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Tina or Chad

Phone: 218-947-4467

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Email: Vacation*AT*


Location 2731 Raven Lane NW Backus, MN 56435 Get Directions »


Big Portage Chain


  • Air Conditioning
  • Bait
  • Beach
  • Pontoon Rentals
  • Boat Motor Rentals
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Childrens Activities
  • Fire Ring
  • Game Room
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Pet-friendly
  • Recreation Hall
  • Reunion
  • Wi-Fi Access

Accommodations Rates:





2 Bedroom Cabins

Starting $150


3 Bedroom Cabins

Starting $175


4 Bedroom Cabins

Starting $275


5 Bedroom Cabin

Starting $405

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Welcome to Sandy Pines Family Resort a True Northern Minnesota Experience. 13 beautiful modern housekeeping cabins all feature Northwoods decor. Our cabins are privately spaced throughout 7 breathtaking acres of green grass, blue skies and towering trees. With 600 feet of amazing sandy beach and our lake level cabins overlooking the crystal clear water, you can’t get a much better vacation. Watch the peaceful calling of the loons, the spectacular soaring of the eagles and end the evening with the gorgeous sunsets. So come and enjoy a relaxing stay up in the beautiful Northwoods of Minnesota here at Sandy Pines Resort – where memories are made.

We have a roped off designated swimming area with slide next to the beach and a raft to swim too. Water Trampoline with a log(bet you can’t make it across)! We have large playground equipment, Game Room, horseshoe pits, and much more to offer. Kids weekly organized activities.

Our rental inventory includes a 2 New 22′ Pontoon w/50hp motor, New 16′ Crestliner with trolling motor/depth finder, 14′ Boat with 9.9 Motor availabe. Paddle boards, Canoe, Kayaks, and paddle boats. The resort also offers bait, tackle, gas, some groceries, ice, pop, firewood, & other misc. items.

Our RV Park has 28 beautiful wooded sites. Situated in the park is the common grounds, shower house and laundry facilities.

Across the lake is the Deep Portage Conservation Reserve that span the length of all three lakes.

So come and enjoy a relaxing stay up in the beautiful Northwoods of Minnesota here at Sandy Pines Resort.

Family Related

Come, Relax and Enjoy at our Beautiful Northern MN Resort. 13 Modern Cabins a Large Sandy Beach with Crystal Clear water and no drop-off’s makes an amazing place to vacation with children of all ages. Make your Memories with us at Sandy Pines Resort.

Fishing Related

We are located in the Big Portage Lake which is Known for the Awesome Pan Fish, attached to us is Deep Portage and this lake is also known for the “Big Fish”

Campground Description

Sandy Pines Resort has 28 RV camping sites, 26 are Seasonal and 2 are overnight sites. The RV park offers full hookup, a shower house, Laundry Facilities, playground, and common grounds. This park is nestled within 7 acres of majestic woods that consist of pines, birch, poplar, oak, and maple trees just a few hundred feet from Big Portage Lake.

Sandy Pines Resort offers large RV sites that even the ‘big rigs’ will be able to enjoy. All sites are equipped with electric, sewer, and water. Sites are powered by either a 30 and 20amp GFCI circuit or by a 50 and 20amp GFCI circuit.

We have a large common grounds area with picnic tables to entertain guests or to just have a camp fire get-together.

We do NOT have tenting sites.



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