Eagle Island is one of only a few privately held, single-owner islands in Lake Vermilion. It is situated about half a mile off the north shore of the lake, between Frazer Bay and Black Duck Bay. The island is a boreal forested rock outcrop with an irregular elliptical shape, approximately 700± feet long and 300± feet wide. It comprises approximately 5.5± acres of land, with approximately 2,000± feet of shoreline — all private and pristine.
Getting to the Island
• Delta and Sun Country Airlines fly into Range Regional Airport in Hibbing, Minnesota, just 55 miles from Eagle Island. Book your flight here.
• Reserve an Enterprise Rent-A-Car here. Reserve an Acar Auto Rental here.
• Taxi service is available from Hibbing Taxi, phone 218-263-5065.
• The nearest community airport for small aircraft is Tower Municipal Airport, 16 miles away.
• Boat crossing out to the island is a five-minute trip from Shamrock Landing Marina, located about a mile from the island.
Your purchase of Eagle Island includes a condominium membership in Shamrock Landing Marina, with indoor storage for your watercraft. The marina offers full valet service — just call ahead, and when you arrive at the marina, your boat will be fueled and in the water. An attendant will park your auto in your condo storage space and you will be at your island getaway in a few minutes!
Life on the Island
Escape to a place where nature envelopes you — solid rock beneath you, sparkling water and boreal forest all around you. The sounds of waves lapping the shore, leaves rustling in the breeze, and birds chirping overhead are all you hear. Your eyes feast on the bright colors of wildflowers against the varying greens of diverse foliage. The home’s upper-level observation deck offers breathtaking, 360-degree panoramic views of your island retreat and Lake Vermilion, known for its beautiful sunsets. In the summer, world-class fishing, boating, and water-sport activities abound. The property features two private docks for watercraft. A sandbar off the western shore of the island affords wading and swimming close to shore. In the winter, the frozen lake allows snowmobiling and cross-country skiing to and from the island. For average high and low temperatures on Lake Vermilion, click here.
Eagle Island is named for its most famous inhabitant, the bald eagle. Eagle pairs nest high in the mature trees and fish offshore as they raise their eaglets. Some eagles are known to remain in the environs all year. Loons, osprey, herons, falcons, geese, ducks, and literally dozens other bird species abound. Though the island is not large enough to support wildlife populations of any size, small mammals such as squirrels, rabbits, and chipmunks sometimes share the island with an occasional fox or other furbearer. In the winter when the lake is solid, you may see an occasional deer wander in. Though wolves do not inhabit the island, you can often hear the distant howl of timber wolves in the evening.