Pelican Lake in Orr, MN provides a great northern escape

Are you looking for your family vacation in Northern Minnesota? What about an escape on Pelican Lake at Deer Lodge Resort? This family friendly resort is a pet friendly resort too! Open May through December, this resort has many activities for everyone to do enjoy.

Orr, Minnesota has an abundance of wildlife, nature preserves and forestry. Located near the gateway to Voyageurs National Park and on the shores of its own beautiful lake, Orr offers the very best in all outdoor activities in a pristine wilderness setting. Pelican Lake is a state wildlife lake, consisting of many crappies, walleye and northern pike. While fishing, admire the large and majestic birds that call this lake home. Other wildlife include North American Bear, osprey, fox, whitetail deer, otters, coyotes, beavers, badgers, eagles and hawks. Get the camera ready, this is going to be an upfront look at wildlife in its natural habitat. That is a great educational opportunity for the kids.

The Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary is the best place to see wild black bears in their natural environment from the expanded viewing deck. It is operated by the American Bear Association. Thousands of visitors witness the daily lives of over 80 bears in Orr, Minnesota at this sanctuary. To learn about how to vacation in your Orr, MN cabin without any bear incidents, check out the Americanbear.org website for tips, education, photos, and rates.

Deer Lodge Resort in Orr, MN is the entrance to Voyageurs National Park. Voyageurs share a northern border to Canada and a western border to the Boundary Waters Area Canoe Wilderness, making this a top destination in Minnesota for your family vacation. Enjoy the natural water park that is truly unique. Tour the 13 visitors centers including the Ellsworth Rock Garden and Kettle Falls. Great photography opportunities! Some of these rocks are older than those of the Grand Canyon.

Voyageur National Park

Deer Lodge Resort is your home away from home. Experience these pet friendly cabins for yourself. Our suggestion? Book in the spring when wildlife begins to wake up from a cold winter or in the fall when the leaves begin to change, the crowds thin out, and the northern lights shimmer off the pristine lake.

Enjoy sitting by the fireplace at night while drinking your hot cocoa and watching a movie on the Satellite TV. Deer Lodge Resort has 5 cabins total with fire rings, jacuzzi tubs, and large decks overlooking the lake. Kids love the many activities such as boating, swimming, fishing, kayaking and roasting s’mores. The on site playground is great for little ones. The sand beach is a gradual slope for extra precaution with your pets and children.

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