Balsam Lake

As The Only Public-access Lake Not Owned By The Power Company, Balsam Is A Tiny Jewel In The Heart Of The Roy Taylor National Forest.

Built by Mead Corporation as a retreat for paper company executives, Balsam Lake was passed to the national forest in the early 1980s. Amenities include a public day-use picnic area and an accessible lakeside trail with accessible fishing piers. Also available is a reservation-only lodge that includes an accessible trail and pier. Search for Balsam Lodge at www.Recreation.gov for details.

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