For many North Star Lake is a favorite. It is a 1,052 acre lake and reaches depths of up to 97 feet. North Star Lake is spring-fed which makes it clean and clear. You can see 16 feet down! The lake has many bays and points so you can boat even on the windy days. The underwater structure is great for fishing!
Most of North Star Lake’s 15 miles of shoreline is undeveloped and part of the Chippewa National Forest — you won’t see cabin after cabin here. You will really feel like you’re one with nature. The wildlife on the lake is unbelievable: loons, eagles, deer, song birds, beaver…
You will see multiple nesting pairs of loons. Because there are so many bays, they call to each other from all around you. Did you know that our county, Itasca County, has the highest population of eagles? Keep your eye on the sky for the soaring Eagles. If you are quiet enough, you might see a deer taking a drink along the shore.
North Star Lake is a perfect sized lake. There is plenty of room to both fish and enjoy other water activities.
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North Star is a pristine lake. We’re confident you’ll enjoy what it has to offer. Cedar Point has a free boat launch on site. Included with your rental is one dock space. We also have rentals available which include pontoons, deluxe fishing boats and 16 foot Lunds with 15HP motor. So, experience the lake from the boat, watch the lake from your cabin or dock, or go out by kayak, hydro bikes, Stand-Up Paddleboards or canoes (free for our guest’s use). It is a sight to see!
When you check-in, ask us for a map of the lake that has helpful hints on where to start fishing or talk to us and we can tell you where the fish are biting.
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Lakeshore: Wildlife, lake water quality and clarity, and fishing rely on a healthy lakeshore
With so much of the 15+ miles of lakeshore on North Star Lake being undeveloped, undisturbed or undeveloped, wildlife, water quality and fishing benefit. In additon to that, it adds to the serenity and quietness as well!
The quality of our lakeshore certainly benefits the wildlife. Although, because Tim and I are busy in the summer running Cedar Point Resort, we, unfortunately, do not get out on the lake as much as we would like. The fall is when we take more opportunities to go out on the lake. We do certainly hear many stories from our guests. They see deer drinking on the water’s edge. Although it is more rate, some have even seen them swimming. There are cranes feeding in the shallows and many types of water fowl. Tim’s brother one saw a moose swimming in North Star Lake. I wish that I saw that. The eagles seem to be somthing that many of our guests appreciate. There is a nesting pair on North Star Lake and another pair closer to Little North Star. The eagles are often seen swooping down to catch a fish. COOL!! In the winter Tim and I have seen wolves crossing the lake on the ice.
Loons are said to be a sign of a healthy lake. Loons are a very common sight so North Star Lake much be REALLY healthy! Our cabin, Loon’s Nest, was named that becuase it is closest to the point and every year there is a pair nesting in the shallows. There are probably around 12 nesting pair of loons on North Star Lake. A healthy lakeshore and lake is important for nesting loons.
A popular “attraction” at Cedar Point Resort and North Star Lake is the quietness. You won’t see cabin after cabin. The shoreline that is part of the Chippewa National Forest will never be developed. We don’t have noisy neighbors….. because we don’t have any neighbors. Without a dense population on a lake, it is more quiet. North Star Lake has over 15 miles of shoreline with many bays. There are times that you will be in a part of the lake and feel like you are all alone in the northwoods! But,you have the security of knowing that we are around for assistance, a comfortable cabin, and all that Cedar Point has to offer. On both side of Cedar Point Resort is national forest and undeveloped land. We do live that. The noise that we do have come from loons, frogs and other animals that live with us in the area. Not bad!
Lake quality and clarity:
The more pristine the lakeshore generallly the cleaner the lake water. There are many reasons why a lake may not be clean or healthy and one is land usage. We are careful with our lakeshore development. Most of our cabins are within 20 feet from shore and we love the benefit that you have because of it, great views etc. But, we own about 2,800 feet of lake shore and the vast majority is undeveloped and natural. This means that the majority is left to be the natural filter for rain water entering the lake, thus helping to keep the lake quality and clarity great.
A healthy lakeshore and limiting the amount of interuption on a lakeshore increases the overall quality of fishing. Because so much of North Star Lake is pristine and we don’t have cabin after cabin, we also do not have a dock every 50 feet. Therefore fish have the space and area to spawn which is vital for the fish population. Take out a stand-up paddleboard out in the early summer when much of the natural lake vegetation hasn’t yet fully grown. You may be surprised to see all the fish that are spawning.
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