The Bigfork / Marcell Lakes Area Real Estate covers lakefront properties about 20 to 40 miles north of Grand Rapids, MN, and throughout the Chippewa National Forest near the communites of Bigfork and Marcell. It also includes lake homes, waterfront cabins and lots in close proximity to Balsam, Minnesota, and along Scenic Highway 7.
Click here to view lake homes in the Bigfork – Marcell Lakes Area – to view more please use the Advanced Search for Itasca County.
Top Residential Real Estate Lakes
|Antler Lake: 306 Acres||Balsam Lake: 714 Acres|
|Bello Lake: 516 Acres||Burrows Lake: 291 Acres|
|Clubhouse Lake: 210 Acres||Deer Lake: 1,748 Acres|
|King Lake: 310 Acres||Johnson Lake: 304 Acres|
|Owen Lake: 267 Acres||North Star Lake: 831 Acres|
|Round Lake: 460 Acres||Smith Lake: 155 Acres|
|Turtle Lake: 2,052 Acres|
A trip up Highway 38, also called the Edge of the Wilderness National Scenic Byway, is a wondrous drive. Small lakes sprinkled on each side of the winding and hilly road spring up through the hardwoods around nearly every corner. This is a popular place to own a lake cabin, as the Chippewa National Forest protects its limited residents from overdevelopment, and keeps abundant solitude and starlight as common occurrences.
Marcell is about thirty miles north of Grand Rapids, and is in the heart of this vacation destination. Turtle Lake and North Star Lake are two of its most popular lake home choices, although prices are quite high on both. You will find high-end log homes and northern-themed structures on these lakes that blend well with the surroundings. But there are hundreds of smaller lakes woven together throughout area, and extending to the east about fifteen miles over to Highway 7 (named Scenic 7). So lakefront real estate is plentiful all across this 20-45 mile range to the north of Grand Rapids.
Just up the road from Marcell is the larger community of Bigfork, with a walkable downtown, grocery stores, hardware stores, its own schools, and enough retail options to support its full-time and part-time residents. The dense clustering of lakes ends about here, and as you get to Effie and into Koochiching County the water options are mainly small rivers and creeks until you reach the Canadian border.