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    About Balsam Lake / Luck Area

    Just about a half hour past Forest Lake, Minnesota, leading away from the Minneapolis and St. Paul metropolitan area, you will cross a magnificent gorge of the St. Croix River known as the St. Croix Dalles.


    The area was originally inhabited by a large band of Chippewa Native Americans, referring to the area as "innenehinduc", or "place of evergreen".

    The breathtaking area of Balsam Lake / Luck, Wisconsin, sits between the river towns of Taylors Falls, Minnesota and St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, and is home to the nation's first Interstate Park which dates back to 1895.

    This area saw its first European settlers more than 150 years ago, and many of the homes in the area carry a historical flavor dating back nearly that long ago.

    Activities in the Balsam Lake / Luck, Wisconsin Area

    Half Moon Beach is a popular spot for lake lovers, fading off the waters of Half Moon Lake the sandy beach area is a perfect spot to kick back, relax and enjoy tremendous lake views. 

    Balsam Arts is home to Fine Arts and exhibits, established to entertain and educate the community. 

    Food in the area is traditional and slow-cooked for the most part. The Top Spot Tavern and Grill is a local favorite, along with Paradise Landing and Wikins Bone Lake Bar. 

    Area Water and Geography

    Both Balsam Lake and Luck have a downtown which borders the St. Croix River, and draws visitors from across the world due to the natural surroundings.

    Water bodies like Deer Lake, Balsam Lake, Bone Lake, and Half Moon Lake are some of the best in size and quality around the entire Minneapolis, St. Paul area.

    The community of Balsam Lake sits on the southwest end of the lake bearing its name. It has the type of atmosphere you would expect in a small town that inhabits the banks of a popular lake, and it draws a good share of business from summer residents, visitors and cabin owners who enjoy the waterfront flavor it offers.

    Lake homes and cabins share the scenic lakeshore, some lived in permanently, and others as a quick getaway from the traffic to the southwest.

    Traveling just to the north, you will find more large water bodies such as Half Moon Lake, Bone Lake, and Big Round Lake.

    The community of Luck rests between the shores of Big Butternut Lake and Little Butternut Lake, and offers a fair share of businesses within its borders.

    Finding Your Perfect Balsam Lake Home with a Little Luck! 

    If you are looking for lake homes and cabins just outside the Minnesota border, the Balsam Lake and Luck, Wisconsin Area may be right for you.

    Please contact our real estate experts in the area for more information.