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Homes for Sale Around The North Shore, Big Spirit Lake, IA

The North Shore of Big Spirit Lake is the closest to the highway along the Minnesota/Iowa border.

The captivating area is bordered by the serene waters of the state’s largest natural lakes. It invites boaters and water sports enthusiasts to indulge in kayaking, canoeing, skiing, tubing, and wakeboarding. With a maximum depth of 24 feet, the reservoir is also known to host a variety of fish species perfect for angling adventures. Beyond a vacation destination, it is also dotted with peaceful lakeside communities. Many homes on the North Shore sit on sizeable lots, providing privacy, expansion opportunities, and a greater connection to nature. Residents enjoy year-round enjoyment, from lazy summer days on the shore to the winter magic of ice fishing with the lake adapting to the seasons.

VARIED HOME STYLES: The homes in North Shore were constructed between 1950 and 2021, featuring a timeline of craftsmanship. You’ll see well-cared-for cabins to charming cottages with classic wood-burning fireplaces. There are also contemporary structures with open floorplans, modern kitchens, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances. What they share in common is the captivating panorama of Big Spirit Lake. Outdoor spaces take center stage, with enormous decks, inviting pergolas, and fire pits, embracing the essence of lakeside living.

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS: Trickle Slough Wildlife Management Area, spanning 37 acres of marsh and upland, unfolds as a haven for pheasant and waterfowl. The ongoing commitment to developing and restoring wildlife habitat echoes a dedication to providing a secure space for breeding, nesting, and feeding various avian species. This means more opportunities for recreational activities like birdwatching and hunting.

BIODIVERSITY PRESERVATION: The North Shore of Big Spirit Lake emerges as a sanctuary with an extensive complex of protected land. The Mini-Wakan State Park, the Wallace & Bowers Nature Area, and the 48 acres of land to the west are safeguarded from development. Projects are in place exploring wetland and prairie restoration to enhance water quality and wildlife habitat. This effort ensures a balance between the quality of life for residents and environmental stewardship.

Homes in The North Shore, Big Spirit Lake, IA

5 Real Estate Facts about The North Shore, Big Spirit Lake, IA

  • Over the last two years, the North Shore, Big Spirit Lake homes were sold between $245,000 to $1.3M.
  • The most expensive home on the North Shore, Big Spirit Lake, was constructed in 2018 and includes 52 feet of owned sandy beach.
  • Big Spirit Lake homes have comfortable interior spaces from 672 to 3,400 square feet.
  • The easy-to-maintain cottages are ideal for vacation homes, typically featuring 1 bed and 1 bath. The larger houses average two to four beds and baths.
  • Big Spirit Lake real estate sits on lots ranging from 0.13 to 0.21 acres.
On the map

The North Shore Map

Big Spirit Lake is bordered to the north by 700th St along the Iowa-Minnesota border. It is accessible via Highway 9 on the south and County Road M46 on the west. McClelland Ln and 270th Avenue are some roads lining the northern banks of the lake.

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Things to do in The North Shore

Mini-Wakan State Park

A 20-acre destination for picnicking, hiking, biking, swimming, boating, and fishing on the lake.

Anglers Bay Beach

Have a secluded lakeside retreat for sunbathing and relaxation, with easy access to water activities.

Sandbar Beach Resort

This resort features rental cottages, a private beach, two full-community docks for fishing or leisure, and a small bait and tackle shop.

Loon Lake Golf

Tee off at a nine-hole public golf course serving the Iowa Great Lakes region and Minnesota's Jackson and Lakefield areas.