Summer is already in full swing here at Big Sandy Lodge & Resort, one of the top-rated four-season Minnesota lake resorts. Families, couples, and groups flock to our secluded slice of Northern Minnesota lakeside wilderness to splash, fish, and ski inside Big Sandy Lake, a natural beauty teeming with elusive walleye. The time to book a well-deserved, long-overdue summertime escape from the Twin Cities to McGregor, MN, is right now as we’re filling up extremely fast!

Pontoon Rentals

One of the most popular ways to explore Big Sandy Lake is via pontoon boat. There’s nothing quite like drifting along a serene lake under the golden Northern Minnesota sunlight on a warm summer day! Whether you’re hauling your pontoon up to our waterfront Big Sandy Lake cabins or aiming to rent one of our meticulously-maintained boats, you’ll always be minutes away from a lazy pontoon adventure here in McGregor, MN. Big Sandy Lodge & Resort has four on-site rentals that start at just $75 per hour. Our three 2015 20-foot Sunspree’s, which seat up to nine people, are quite popular among groups and large families.

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Big Sandy Lake Activities

There are a wide variety of ways to enjoy a sunny, midsummer day here on Big Sandy Lake, including fishing, wakeboarding, and summing. Here’s a quick rundown of the potential pontooning possibilities:

  • Fishing – Big Sandy Lake spans over 6,500 acres, so there’s ample space for hundreds of fishing boats at one time. Most groups who purchase a full-day pontoon rental spend at least a couple of hours in the morning or evening fishing for walleye, northern pike, black crappie, northern cisco, and yellow perch.
  • Swimming – We often see pontoon boats far off in the distance (anchored in the middle of Big Sandy Lake) with swimmers of all ages leaping and diving into the refreshing water. Think of your pontoon rental as your summertime headquarters for fun!
  • Relaxation – Kick your feet up, feel the gentle breeze rustle through your hair, and soak up the warm Northern Minnesota sunshine! Bring along a book, binoculars for birdwatching, and a cooler filled with your favorite beverages this summer on tranquil Big Sandy Lake.
  • Wakeboarding – Spice up your lazy pontoon adventure with a couple hours of wakeboarding. Wakeboarding is quite popular here on Big Sandy Lake, especially among groups as well as families with growing children! With over 6,500 acres of aquatic space, we highly recommend wakeboarding during your well-deserved getaway to Big Sandy Lodge & Resort, one of the premier Northern Minnesota lake resorts.

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Combine your lazy pontoon adventures with lakeside dining, drinks at dusk, a communal campfire, and late-night television before retiring for the evening in your cozy queen-size bed. We’re one of the only Minnesota lake resorts in the entire Savanna Portage State Park area, so you’ll be able to enjoy the glory of Big Sandy without running into much traffic on the water or the roads. Many of our pristine, fully-furnished Northern Minnesota lodges are equipped with a kitchen, fireplace, multiple queen beds, large deck, and rustic decor. Please give us a call today at 1-218-426-5040 to book a well-deserved summertime escape to Big Sandy Lodge & Resort, your midsummer headquarters for fun, relaxation, and exploration.