Sand Lake Lodge is a small family owned and operated boutique resort located in the heart of Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest


Here at Sand Lake Lodge we are proud to offer a variety of unique paddle boarding experiences that are designed for beginner and advanced paddlers and fly fishers alike.

Your stay

in one of our five boutique lakeside cabins will be memorable and lasting

Sharing the life of the NOrthWoods and beyond

Wow!! What a great and special season we had this year. We are so grateful to the longtime families that could make it this year and the new families we got to meet. We as a family had a blast discovering new areas for our foraging, camping and paddle boarding adventures. We were blessed with beautiful weather that allowed us to relax and replenish with friends, we got to experience wildly fierce weather that took down over twenty trees on our property, that we will be cleaning up for the next few seasons, we had some very early cold fronts that stole a few precious weeks of fall fishing. But, Wow, an amazing summer it was, indeed. Jennette and I solidified our plans with our Stand Up Paddle Boarding Adventure Program that we will be release this winter for the 2021 season. We are thrilled about the new direction of Sand Lake Lodge. Stay tuned. We are now in Steamboat Springs waiting on the snow to fly. Have a great holiday season.
The Gerlitz Family

General Contact Information:

Sand lake Lodge
54832 Rainbow Rd
Deer River, MN 56636

Main Office Phone Number:  (218) 659-2867