About Pine Ridge Resort

Pine Ridge Resort on Girl Lake, MinnesotaAs a quiet, family fishing resort, we promote activities involving families enjoying the natural beauty of  Minnesota’s northwoods together.
 
The resort covers about 2 1/2 acres and has over 650′ of lakeshore on Girl Lake.  The shoreline is typical northern Minnesota lake shoreline, rocky with sand bottom running along the lakeshore.
 
Girl Lake is part of the Woman Lake Chain of Lakes that includes Woman Lake, Girl Lake and Child Lake. The Boy River begins to the west of the lakes and runs through the Woman Lake Chain of Lakes before flowing into Leech Lake. 
 
 
The Woman Lake Chain of Lakes is in Cass County of northern Minnesota. The Boy River begins in Hackensack and flows right by Longville on the east end of the chain. We are on the south end of the Chippewa National Forest.
 
As a family oriented fishing resort, our first priority is to promote activities for people to be together with their families and friends in a quiet, northwoods setting. And since we also happen to be located on one of the better fishing chain of lakes in northern Minnesota, fishing is an important part of what we do here.  Families and fishing, great Minnesota traditions.
 
At the resort, there are seven cabins scattered along the lakeshore. Mature pine, maple and birch trees surround all the cabins and create a special privacy for our guests who want to get away from the business of the cities.  
 
 
Pine Ridge Resort is a family oriented fishing resort on Girl Lake near Longville in the Chippewa National Forest of northern Minnesota.  We are about 3 1/2 hours north of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area.
 
Pine Ridge Resort is on the south shore of Girl Lake.   The resort is built along a ridge line that rises gently about 20′ above lake level.  Stairways have been located throughout the resort for easy access to the docks.
 
All of our docks have been rebuilt over the years.  There are four docks used for both boat docking and fishing.  Because of the location of the resort, the main shoreline faces southeast, keeping those stronger, northwest winds from bouncing your outfit around. 
 
  Dock leading to Girl Lake in Longville, MN

Girl fishing from resort dock

A family fishing resort wouldn’t be such without the fishing.  Fishing off the docks is a favorite pass time for guests of all ages.  The younger kids are fascinated by the schools of bluegill, perch, and jumbo shiner minnows that are around the docks all summer.  Northern pike patrol the weed edge within casting range of all the docks.  And Girl Lake, with all it’s bays and shoreline, almost always offers a quiet place to take the family where fish are sure to be found.
 
A large, carpeted swim platform is built along the edge of the lake with a ladder for easy access to the water.  Swimming, kayaking and paddle boating take up hours of the kids time each day.  The swim raft sits about 100′ from shore in about 10′ to 12′ of water.  It is free of weeds around the dock and is a great place for the older kids to jump and dive into the water.  Fishing from the swim raft on those quieter days can also be rewarding.  Crappies often hide in the shadow of the dock.  Swimming, fishing and boating around, it’s all here.
 
The fun does not end with the coming of cold weather.  Our “Sarajac” cabin is open year-round for that quiet, winter get-away, cross country skiing, or our fantastic northern Minnesota snowmobiling.  Cass County has over 400 miles of groomed snowmobile trails that you can access from in front of your cabin.  And don’t forget, we are a family oriented fishing resort. So ice fishing is available for those so inclined.  Bring warm clothes.