Evergreen Lodge Family Resort

Activities at Evergreen Lodge


Waterfront fun is the main attraction at Evergreen, with 1,000' of perfect beach and a gradually-sloping sandy lake bottom for safe swimming fun. Many other activities are yours for the enjoying, too!

 

We offer a weekday organized "Playtime" for children in the Lodge, but there is much to do on your own.

 

The tennis court, land and water volleyball, soccer and baseball field, hiking trails and shuffleboard courts all offer choices for family games.  Our NEW DISK GOLF COURSE will add another challenge.

 

The Heartland bike trail may be accessed 1½ miles from the resort. Itasca State Park is a must see place and is only 20 miles.

 

Add all the lake activities and your vacation days can be filled from dawn - noon if you prefer, till dusk. Then it will be time for s'mores around the fire pits.

 

FIRE PITS

Four fire pits are located along the lakefront and are shared by all guests. Firewood is supplied at no charge. Please use our fire pits reasonably and safely.

 

FISHING

Big Sand is 1660 acres with much structure and excellent walleye reproduction. Check with the Minnesota DNR for changes in slot limits. Northerns, large or smallmouth bass, and some panfish are also in the lake, but no crappies. May and June fishing is best. We DO NOT SELL fishing licenses or bait.

 

HIKING & BIKING
Park Rapids has several good hiking and biking areas suitable for both individual and family use. The Heartland Trail, a 50 mile multi-use trail, was resurfaced in 1997, with 27 miles now fully black-topped. It stretches from Park Rapids to Walker, with rest stops at Dorset and Nevis.

 

Itasca State Park, a must-see place for anyone new to the area, is just 20 miles away. It also has excellent hiking and biking trails, plus the Headwaters of the Mississippi River and other historic sites. Rental bikes, canoes, boats and picnic areas are also available.

 

Evergreen has several hiking areas, but NO BIKE TRAILS. We ask that bikes be kept on roadways only, NOT ON sidewalks, tennis or shuffleboard court, or grassy areas, please.

 

TENNIS COURT
The tennis court area is now open for tennis, pickleball or basketball.  Equipment is available.

The court may be reserved for 1 hour at a time. A sign-up sheet is in the Lodge.

 

SOCCER/FRISBEE GOLF

Nine holes of each, Soccer and Frisbee Golf are open for play. Equipment is available at the Lodge.

 

WATERCRAFT

A 14' Lund aluminum boat is available with each cottage rental at no charge. There is generally one dock space available per cottage.

 

Three single kayaks, two double kayaks and three canoes are also ready for free use. Requred life jackets are provided free of charge. Infant to 4X sizes life jackets are available. There are also two rental pontoons available. One will hold 6-8 people; the other, a dozen or so.


Guests are welcome to bring their own watercraft with one exception. We DO NOT ALLOW JET SKIS. Most guests approve that policy and are happy to comply.

 

Sunset on Big Sand Lake Shuffleboard on the beachKids having funFun in the KayaksGroup of kids by the pirate ship
Playground funFun on the water slidePlaying on the beach Kids at one of beach picnic table