IF YOU HAVE BEEN HERE, YOU KNOW. Big Sand Lake Club is not only about a place, but about people. It is about friendships and a special place where your family can gather year after year – literally for generations. On the shore of Big Sand Lake in the beautiful north woods of Wisconsin at the border of the Nicolet and Ottawa National Forests, the Club is situated in one of the most pristine and private environments imaginable. Eagles nest on Club property, fishing abounds, trails wind through untouched woodlands and you are miles away from the demands of every day life. This is truly a place to relax, to reconnect with yourself, your family and long-time friends.
EMBRACE TRADITION FOUNDED IN 1891 as the Eagle River Fishing and Shooting Club, Big Sand Lake Club has evolved over more than a century from an all-male hunting camp to a family centered club. Original buildings on Club property were remnants of a logging camp. Eventually additional cabins and a club house were built. The original clubhouse affectionately known as the “Flop,” was destroyed by fire in 1924. In 1926, the current clubhouse or “Lodge” was completed. Some 15,000 square feet, it was at the time, the largest all log structure in the United States. Today, it remains the center of club activities. The Lodge consists of 23 guest rooms, women’s and men’s card rooms, a billiard room and a dining room where breakfast and dinner are served six days per week. Before and after meals, young and old congregate around the massive fieldstone fireplace and lounge in the comfort of the club’s leather couches and chairs.