Resting on the shores of Pelican Lake in Orr, Minnesota, the Birch Forest Lodge is an inviting, family-friendly fishing resort and lodge. Spanning more than 1000 feet of shoreline, the resort offers 11 rustic lodge-style cabins with multiple bedrooms, comfortable furnishings and easy access to the lake shore to enjoy an array of exceptional resort amenities and fun activities. The shallow Pelican Lake is ideal for enjoying water sports and other non-motorized activities, such as safe swimming, kayaking, paddle boating and canoeing and is renowned for its excellent fishing. Guests staying at the Birch Forest Lodge can also hike, mountain bike and horseback ride in the area.

1.Guest Accommodations

Guest Accommodations
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Birch Forest Lodge offers eight two-bedroom cabins and three three-bedroom cabins with rustic d├ęcor and comfortable furnishings that are situated directly on the shores of Pelican Lake. Cabins are well-appointed with different layouts and sizes to cater for every need and range from more traditional Minnesota resort-style cabins to modern bungalows with all the conveniences required for comfortable vacation living. Although unique in size and layout, all cabins feature fully equipped kitchens with microwaves, coffee makers, toasters, dishes, pots and pans and cooking utensils, as well as private bathrooms with showers. Comfy beds are dressed with clean linens and pillows, and roll-a-way beds or cribs are available on request. Guests are required to bring their own towels and kitchen cloths.


All cabins feature fully equipped kitchens with microwaves, coffee makers, toasters, dishes, pots and pans and cooking utensils for easy self-catering meals, and there are barbecue grills with picnic tables around the resort for outdoor dining.

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The Birch Forest Lodge offers an array of exceptional resort amenities and fun activities for the whole family. The lodge has a large playground for children and an indoor games room with a large television with satellite channels. There are barbecue grills with picnic tables around the resort for guests to use and the resort hosts weekly events such as barbecues and star-gazing evenings. The resort rests on over 1,000 feet of shoreline and has a fantastic beach for sunbathing, playing volleyball, and safe swimming. Other activities include canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, stand up paddle boarding, and excellent fishing.

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3.Plan this Vacation

Plan this Vacation
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Home to more than 11,000 acres, 54 miles of shoreline and over 50 islands, Pelican Lake is renowned for fantastic fishing, particularly for bass, Bluegill and Crappie, Northern Pike and Walleye. With a sandy bottom that only slopes to a maximum depth of 38 feet, the lake is ideal for swimming, and non-motorized watersports such as kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boating. Other pleasant activities in the Orr area include hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking.

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4442 Birch Forest Road, Orr, MN 55771, website, Phone: 218-757-3479

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