The Bemidji Region covers the Greater Bemidji area and surrounding areas in Beltrami County, plus Cass Lake, Lake of the Woods and Upper Red Lake and Northwest MN areas. Below, you will find direct links to lakefront properties, lake cabins, waterfront lots, and the best lakes in the region broken down into six Lake Areas to make your search much easier. You can search all property types with the Advanced Search:
- Bemidji Lakes – South
- Bemidji Lakes – North
- Bemidji Outer Ring Lakes
- Cass Lake Area
- Red Lake Area
- Lake of the Woods Area
The Bemidji Region is a very diverse area consisting of all or parts of six different counties in Northwestern Minnesota, with thousands of lake homes and waterfront properties on a wide array of lakes. Like much of Koochiching County to the east, a good portion of Northern Beltrami County and Southern Lake of the Woods County is very sparsely populated because of peat bogs and wildlife management areas. Also, 79 percent of Red Lake – Minnesota’s largest lake entirely within state borders – is located within the Red Lake Indian Reservation and largely uninhabited. But there is a fair amount of lakefront real estate on the east end of Upper Red Lake for those who like oceanfront views…and great walleye fishing!
Lake of the Woods is no slouch in size either, and is second only to Lake Superior in the number of acres of water both inside and outside of the state boundaries. And with the western half of Lake Winnibigoshish and the Cass Lake Chain just to the east of Bemidji itself, there is no shortage of “large lake” properties in this area of the state.
Bemidji is an active college community with a downtown that sits directly on Lake Bemidji and the Mississippi River. Very much a business and educational hub for Northern Minnesota, the many lakes that surround the town create plenty of options for the large professional and business base that lives here. But lake cabins are also in abundance, and sometimes serve as close-in getaways for local residents – or more typically seasonal homes for those who can spend a few months at a time here – since weekend drive times from the Twin Cities get a bit far for most two-day vacationers.