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On Beautiful North Star Lake  in the Chippewa National ForestMARCELL MINNESOTA



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Being spring fed, North Star is very clean & clear, a fishermanís paradise, & a water-lover's dream.

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North Starís many bays, points, islands, & 18 miles of mostly undeveloped shoreline, along with itís underwater bars & sunken islands, are mostly surrounded by Chippewa National Forest public land.

Thereís always a quiet, calm spot to fish, & little boat traffic on North Star Lake.

In size, North Star is 1,052 acres, 3 1/2 miles long x 1/2 mile wide, with varying depths down to 90í



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North Star has excellent fishing, & produces tasty baskets of Crappies, Bluegills & Rock Bass, as well as Large Northern Pike, Walleyes, Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass.

North Star is well known for itís hard fighting, trophy size Muskies!

Location on North Star Lake is very important, & being centrally located on the east shore of the main body of North Star Lake makes a quick, easy trip to any fishing spot, anywhere on the lake.


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Big Timber is conveniently located near the Chippewa National Forest public boat landing on North Star, which is the safest, & easiest to launch from boat launch on the lake.

Once launched, you can tie your boat up to our new docks.Points both north & south of the resort protect our NEW docks.

Kids love fishing right off our docks for Bluegills & Perch!


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When you stay with us, we offer free use of an Alumacraft boat OR a free dock space for your boat, as well as free use of our paddleboat & canoe.


We rent outboard motors, boats, & pontoons with quiet running Honda outboards.

We also offer free lake maps, & lake advice on catching that whopper.

Enjoy the use of our well-kept fish cleaning house to prepare your catch as well as use of our dockside boat house with individual storage lockers & electrical outlets.

The boat house is a great place to recharge batteries & keep your gear, as well as swim toys out of the elements.


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Besides the excellent fishing on North Star Lake, you can also try your luck at one or more of over 100 other unspoiled lakes within a short distance of Big Timber.

Itasca county, where Big Timber is located, has over 1000 lakes, as well as the Mississippi, Bigfork, Littlefork, & Rice rivers.From nearby pine fringed lakes with

well-maintained public accesses, to remote, seldom visited lakes hidden away amongst the areaís forest covered hills, you can experience the fishing adventure of a lifetime



For more information, to check on availabilities, or to make a reservation, call us @ 1-218-832-3735, or email us at††††