Houseboat at Birch Lake

Take a scenic detour on your way to bliss

Published online: Aug 09, 2017 Marina

Birch Lake is one of Minnesota’s most scenic lakes – but that’s just the opinion of Boating World Magazine. If you want to develop your own opinion, go ahead. Go explore the Superior National Forest with its miles of undeveloped shoreline and ideal spots for houseboating. Bustling with wildlife and picturesque islands, bays, and forests, Birch Lake is a destination that doesn’t disappoint.

Timber Bay Lodge and Houseboats, located at the southwest end of the lake near the town of Babbit, is the only full service marina on the lake. The houseboats come standard equipped with a full kitchen, super quiet Honda generators, bathroom with marine style toilet and shower, cabin area with screens on the windows and doors, heaters, deck area with BBQ gas grill, life jackets, and more. They’ve taken care of the accommodations, the view, and the guarantee for a good time – all you have to do is show up. 

Photos from Timber Bay