Poplular Backus Minnesota Area Lakes

Big Portage Lake

Big Portage Lake, Backus, Minnesota is a 918-acre lake. Big Portage Lake has 7.22 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 23 feet. The lake has extensive weed beds with 98 percent of the lake. Big Portage Lake offers good opportunities for anglers seeking a variety of fish species. Northern pike are abundant with quality-size fish present. The lake has had a history of producing bluegill up to 10 inches in length. Walleye are moderately abundant. Much of the lakeshore and waterfront properties on Big Portage Lake overlook the Deep Portage Preserve (large recreational land acreage open to the public).  Many of the lake homes and lake cabins on this lake overlook the DeepPortage Reserve and people looking for lake property for sale and lake homes for sale in Backus, MN often will look at real estate for sale on Big Portage Lake. Big Portage Lake connects to Rice Portage Lake and Little Deep Lake offering over 1000 acres of water and miles of waterfront property just a few miles from Backus, MN.

Deep Portage Lake

Deep Portage Lake, Backus, Minnesota is almost as deep as it is big featuring 123 acres and depths of over 105 feet. This lake offers crystal clear spring water and borders the Deep Portage Preserve located in Hackensack, MN.  Much of the lakeshore and waterfront properties on Big Portage Lake overlook the Deep Portage Preserve (a large recreational land acreage open to the public).  Deep Portage Lake connects to Rice Portage Lake and Little Deep Lake offering over 1000 acres of water and miles of waterfront property just a few miles from Backus, MN.

Hand Lake

Hand Lake, Backus, Minnesota is a 269-acre lake. Lake home and cabin owners on Hand Lake will tell many stories as to why they feel they have the best little lake in northern Minnesota. If you’re looking for a lake cottage that has breathtaking views and great fishing, you may wish to look at lake property for sale on Hand Lake in Backus, MN.

Hay Lake

Hay Lake, Backus, Minnesota is a 350-acre lake that has 5.22 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 56 feet. Hay Lake has a good population of northern pike, black crappie, bluegills and Bass. You will not find a lot of lake cabins and lake homes on Hay Lake as much of the lakeshore is public land and not developed. Those looking for a private lakeshore setting on a great fishing lake will want to consider lake property for sale on Hay Lake in Backus, MN

Horseshoe Lake

There are several Horseshoe Lakes located in this area including one by Backus, Hackensack and Pine River. The most popular Horseshoe Lake is the larger Horseshoe Lake by Backus, MN and is a 225-acre lake that has 3.4 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 51 feet. Walleye, bass, northern pike, and panfish call this Horseshoe Lake home.

Lindsey Lake (Lind Lake)

Lindsey Lake, Backus, Minnesota is a 377-acre lake that has 4.9 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 27 feet. Lindsey Lake has been featured in sporting magazines as being a premier panfish lake.

Long Lake #2

Long Lake #2, Backus, Minnesota has an area of 209 acres and a maximum depth of 37 feet. There are not of lake cottages and lake homes to be found on this Long Lake as much of the lakefront property is found in the Deep Portage Preserve and preserved in its natural state. Many of the lake homes and lake cabins on this lake overlook the Deep Portage Reserve and people looking for lake property for sale and lake homes for sale in Backus, MN often will look at real estate for sale on Long Lake #2. Walleye, Northern Pike, largemouth bass and panfish enjoy the natural, undisturbed lakeshore of the lake. Most of the homes on the lake tend to be lake cottages and lake cabins, however in recent years more are becoming year round lake homes.

Pine Mountain Lake

Pine Mountain Lake, Backus, Minnesota is a 1,567-acre lake. Pine Mountain Lake is one of the premier walleye fishing lakes in the area as well as many northern pike, largemouth bass and panfish calling Pine Mountain Lake home. Excellent sand shoreline and swimming beaches are easy to find on Pine Mountain Lake. Located just a couple of miles off Highway 371, Pine Mountain Lake is a popular for both lake homes and lake cabins. Those looking for a lake home for sale or lake cabin for sale in the Backus, MN area on a great fishing lake should consider Pine Mountain Lake.

Sandburn Lake

Sanburn Lake, Backus, Minnesota is a 233-acre lake that has 2.46 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 48 feet. Sanborn Lake offers good opportunities for anglers seeking a variety of species. The lake is known for its bass and panfish along with good numbers of northern pike and bass. There is an abundance of excellent sand shoreline to be found on Sandburn Lake.


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