The resort has been in the Coumbe Family for 32 years. Jan and Jon Coumbe are committed to continuing the rich tradition of family values, memories, and a sense of peace that Eagle Beach has offered to countless guests. Their daughter, Sarah, along with her husband Travis and their children, join the Eagle Beach family every summer. They provide family experiences, programming, and hospitality to the daily resort activities. Their son, Matt, has shaped the layout of boulders and exquisite landscaping for years. He and his wife Ann continue to be part of the Eagle Beach crew and its success. They reside in Maple Grove, MN.
Before the arrival of the Coumbe family and long before loggers came to this area, a large permanent Chippewa Camp existed at the present location of Eagle Beach. Loggers built wagon trails from Highway #71 and followed the shoreline of Eagle Lake, where a dam was built at the end of the resort property. This was used to sort and grade logs as they were floated to Park Rapids for processing.
After most of the prime logs had been cut, the mills started shutting down, and launches began to use the lakes. Two lock and dams were built allowing boats to come as far as Eagle Lake from Fishhook Lake in Park Rapids. A favorite Sunday pastime was the launch trip upriver to the picnic area, swimming beach and baseball diamond located on what is now Eagle Beach. As cars and roads improved, the launches were abandoned.
We hope that you will become a part of Eagle Beach history with your family. Please join us today and let your family adventure and tradition begin!