Elbow Lake

Elbow Lake is a lake frequently overlooked in the area. Somewhat shadowed by the National Park Lakes, Pelican and Lake Vermilion. Many people find this a positive with the lake since there are less boats traveling on Elbow Lake than the other larger lakes in the area.

Elbow can be accessed from the Cook side of the lake from Burris Landing on County Road 24 or from the Elbow Lake Forest Road out of Orr MN.

Looking for just the right  lakeshore cabin, in northern Minnesota?  We have that cabin, on beautiful, uncrowded, Elbow Lake, near entrances to the Boundary Waters and the Voyagers National Park.  Elbow Lake is often overlooked, being in the shadow of Lake Vermilion.  Yet properties on Elbow Lake often have more acreage, larger lakefront lots, and tend to be quieter, with fewer boats, and neighbors farther apart.  There is little turnover of property on Elbow Lake, with cabins often passed down in families for generations. 

Elbow Lake Log Home information Elbow Lake Log Home on nearly 6 acres and with 620 feet of waterfront. The log home is tucked among the large white pines on the edge of the wilderness and a short boat ride from a public landing or a resort.  The large stone fireplace, log beams and windows over looking the lake are what you expect in a lake home up north. In the evening  toast marshmallows around the crackling campfire on the edge of the lake with your family and friends. Start your day with coffee on the deck while you watch the sun rise and the loons call. The decks on three sides of the home give ample room for  entertaining and relaxing at the lake. Your family will  have room to roam when they are not fishing or swimming. Click on the link above for more information.

Elbow Lake information

Elbow Lake is a Canadian Shield lake formed when the glaciers passed through, giving the lake the same feel as the Boundary Waters Canoe Area with the large pines and rocky shoreline. Elbow Lake is nearly 1700 acres in size and has a maximum depth of 60 feet. Most people will be fishing for walleye or crappie. Walleye are stocked regularly in the lake.

 Elbow Lake DNR information

Elbow Lake is near Cook and Orr MN. Cook and Orr have super markets, post offices, resturants and other conveniences. Pelican Lake, Lake Vermilion, Crane Lake, Voyageurs National Park and Boundary Waters Canoe Area are nearby. Many other lakes and public lands are in the area for exploring. Trails, logging roads and other lakes are in the area. Lake homes and cabins on Elbow Lake enjoy the views of the large pines and up north shoreline. A few islands are scattered on the lake and some large bays are yours for exploring. Superior National Forest and Kabetogama State Forest are in the area.

Kabetogama State Forest Information The Arrowhead State Trail is near Elbow Lake along with numerous logging trails. The Arrowhead State  Trail  Starts near Tower and travels North to International Falls, MN. This trail is mainly a snowmobile trail and parts of it can be used for horseback riding, mountain bike riding and hiking.

RE/MAX Lake County agents can help you find the perfect lake home, parcel of land or cabin  on Elbow Lake. The agents are experienced in finding recreation properties and they also enjoy outdoor activities in the area. RE/MAX Lake County agents can find the perfect property for sale in the area anywhere from the Iron Range to Rainy Lake.

Elbow Lake cabins for sale

Elbow Lake has a variety of cabins from the small cabins on the shoreline to the large log lake homes. Some cabins are located on islands or accessible only by boat. There are a couple public accesses on the lake a marina and a resort where you can park your car and go to your cabin. One public access for Elbow Lake is at the Cook end of the lake and the second access is on the Elbow Lake Forest Road and is located about 10 miles out of Orr, MN.   Genor Trail is private road located off the Elbow Lake Forest Road this road has many recently built quality homes on large private lots. East Elbow Lake Trail near Burris Landing on Elbow Lake is a fairly short road with several very nice cabins and lake homes of various sizes. Kennedy Trail that leads to Elbow Lake lodge has cabins and lake homes, some have been there for several generations and others are fairly new.

You can kick back and relax on the front deck of your cabin or explore many of the trails and logging roads in the forest. This is also snowmobile country with hundreds of miles of groomed trails just outside the front door of your cabin on Elbow Lake. Out your back door, it is an easy walk to the ice fishing house for a very quiet day of contented angling.

Summer further defines this area for those who enjoy four wheeling on the marked trails and quiet fishing from your boat of any size. It is  perfect for little children as well as the big children. Spring and fall are quiet times of hiking, photography,, and superb grouse, woodcock, and deer hunting.