Welcome to Nevis in Hubbard County MN
Lake Belle Taine, Deer Lake, Shallow Lake, Big Sand Lake, Little Sand Lake, Muskie Days
Nevis is the central location between Park Rapids and Walker in Northern Minnesota. According to the 2010 Census, the population of Nevis was 409. The average household size in Nevis is two people, and over half of the households in Nevis are family households. Both the median household income and median house value are below the Minnesota state average.
Although Nevis is a small town, there are many factors that contribute to the overall attractiveness of the area. During the cold season, the average temperatures in Nevis are right around 10F. During the warm season, the average temperature in Nevis are slightly under 70F. However, there is plenty of sunshine throughout the year to make spending time outdoors and enjoying various activities, events, and recreation in the Nevis area a great experience.
When looking for a city to settle in with broad possibilities of higher education systems in the area, Nevis is a great location to look into. Within a 100 mile radius of Nevis, there are seven colleges and universities with over 2,000 students. These colleges and universities include, from nearest to farthest, Bemidji State University, Central Lakes College - Brainerd Campus, Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Alexandria Technical and Community College, Minnesota State University - Moorhead, Concordia College at Moorhead, and North Dakota State University - Main Campus.
Lakes, Lakes, Lakes
There are around 90 lakes located within a 10 mile radius of Nevis, making the friendly little town a hot choice for resident homes, lake homes, resorts, and tourism. Fishing, swimming, and boating are only a few of the endless recreational possibilities that the Nevis area has to offer to bring the community together during all seasons.
Beautiful Lake Belle Taine
Lake Belle Taine is a beautiful lake located next to Nevis and to the southwest. Lake Belle Taine is a popular and attractive spot for lake homes and cabins. From Nevis, take highway 34 south and the entire southern coast of Lake Belle Taine will be on the north side of the road. The lake is known for the clarity and depth of it's waters, which reaches a maximum of 56 feet. Lake Belle Taine also has a peaceful private island, and an abundance of trophy fish, making the lake a very popular place for fishermen and visitors.
Lake Belle Taine has a large diversity of fish available, including black bullhead, bluegill, bowfin (dogfish), brown bullhead, burbot, hybrid sunfish, largemouth bass, northern pike, rock bass, walleye, yellow bullhead, and yellow perch. There is a city-owned concrete public access located on the east shore of the lake. Lake Belle Taine visitors find a good time with relaxing on the sandy beaches, venturing out to the island's private campground, Campers' Paradise, exploring the nearby trails, and spending time out on the lake, whether it's boating, fishing, jet skiing, or swimming.
Deer Lake and Shallow Lake
Deer Lake is located just west of Nevis in Hubbard County. From Nevis, just take highway 18 west and turn north on highway 9. It is a very shallow lake with a maximum depth of 9 feet, an area of 155 acres, and good water clarity. Fishermen are attracted to Deer Lake because of the abundance of bluegill and crappie. However, the lake also contains largemouth bass, northern pike, and sunfish. There is a public access located on the southeast shore of the lake. One interesting aspect about Deer Lake is the channel that connects the lake to Shallow Lake and Lake Belle Taine when the water level allows.
Shallow Lake is a decently sized lake located a few miles west of Nevis, connected to both Deer Lake and Lake Belle Taine by channel. From Nevis, just take highway 18 west and turn north on highway 9. At the end of the road Shallow Lake will be on the west and Deer Lake will be on the east. Shallow Lake has an area of 255 acres and has a maximum depth of 10 feet. The lake has excellent water clarity and a nice sandy lake bottom with a variety of aquatic life. There is a county owned public access with an earthen ramp located at the southern end of the lake on the outlet channel connected to Lake Belle Taine. Shallow Lake is a great fishing location. There are angling opportunities for bass, northern pike, and panfish. The lake also offers a diversity of other fish including, yellow bullhead, bluegill, black crappie, northern pike, sunfish, largemouth bass, and white sucker.
Big Sand Lake and Little Sand Lake
Less than 20 minutes northwest of Nevis are the Big Sand Lake and Little Sand Lake duo, which are connected by a channel through lake Ida. From Nevis, just take highway 18 west and turn north on highway 7. Big Sand Lake and Little Sand Lake are very popular among residents with lake homes and cabins, visitors staying at one of the numerous resorts, and anybody who is looking to enjoy the great outdoors.
Big Sand Lake is a wonderful lake with a heavily wooded backdrop, and clear water with a maximum depth of 135 feet. The lake is known for it's great fishing opportunities and abundance of black crappie, bluegill, northern pike, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, rock bass, tullibee, white sucker, yellow bullhead, and yellow perch. The lake has a variety of rock and rubble areas that provide excellent habitats for the fish. Big Sand Lake also has an outstanding walleye fishery that produces large walleye. A public access is located on the southeast shore of the lake at the outlet connecting to Lake Ida. Big Sand Lake also has an inlet connecting to Lake Emma. The outlet and inlet are available for access with small boats.
Little Sand Lake is a good sized lake close in size to Shallow Lake. The lake has a maximum depth of 80 feet with great water clarity. Although Little Sand Lake is not notorious for panfish, there is a wide range of angling opportunities. The lake has good populations of bluegill, black crappie, pumpkin seed, bass, northern pike, and walleye. There is a public access located on the south shore of Little Sand Lake. There is also an inlet channel connecting Little Sand Lake to Lake Ida, which offers boating access for small craft.
Muskie Days Music Festival, Nevis Pig Races
Because of the close proximity to many lakes Nevis is a great location to stock up on bait and fishing supplies. Besides the nearby lakes recreation, downtown Nevis is also a nice place to browse around on any average day. There are various gift shops, casual eateries, a bike rental shop, a mini golf course, and a playground. Every Saturday during the warm season, Nevis hosts a number of farmers markets with fresh and tasty locally grown produce, and products that are made by local crafters.
Nevis also has many other fun attractions and special events to offer residents and visitors year round. One event that has become popular and attracts people from all over Northern Minnesota is the annual Muskie Days Music Festival in July. Nevis hosts this festival in honor of being home to the world's largest Tiger Muskie. The festival has a 5k Muskie Race, parade, and music entertainment that includes 3 outdoor stages, 34 live music bands, and a large variety of food vendors. The Nevis Pig Races takes place in July. For help with any of your real estate needs in the Nevis area, be sure to contact Jack Brann today.