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An Unforgettable Michigan Lake Vacation

Tucked away in the bosom of nature on the sparkling shores of Thousand Island Lake, Wilderness Bay Lodge & Resort is a secluded getaway that offers outdoor adventures all four seasons. Enjoy great fishing year-round and beautiful winters with cross county skiing and snow shoeing in the Sylvania Wilderness Area. If you feel the need for speed, hop on a snowmobile and zip through the winter wonderland. After you've worked up an appetite, return to the resort, fire up the onsite grill, and fry some burgers for a family picnic!

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 5 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Watersmeet
  • Nearby Water Thousand Island Lake
  • Open Dates All Year


With multiple cabins available to rent, your family will absolutely love Wilderness Bay Lodge and Resort! Of course, you'll want to spend as much time as possible out on the lake, and the lodge gives you plenty to do on its shore and in its waters. Swimming, skiing, tubing, and tanning are all popular and viable options to participate in. Or just catch a nap- it's up to you!


The nearby Ottawa National Forest is ideal for hiking, bird-watching, and mediation, at any time of year. Meanwhile, Thousand Island Lake itself makes for a glorious backdrop, from which all manner of nature-based fun can be had. Whatever you do, make sure you end the night watching the sun set on its shimmering waters!


Your fishing options on Thousand Island Lake are almost limitless when you stay at Wilderness Bay Lodge and Resort. Ask the staff about the lakes beset spots, then head out and cast away! Walleyes, muskies, bass, northern pike, perch, and other panfish are all plentiful- reel in the big one!


Winter vacations are truly exceptional at Wilderness Bay Lodge and Resort. The surrounding Ottawa National Forest is host to a variety of cross country skiing opportunities. There are over 90 miles of ski trails located throughout the area with over half of the miles groomed. Trails range in difficulty from beginner to expert.


The western upper peninsula of Michigan is a hunter's paradise. From the plentiful white-tail deer and grouse to the infrequent black bear, you and your party will have an experience to remember. Let Wilderness Bay Lodge and Resort serve as the perfect home-base for all your exciting hunting adventures!


Wilderness Bay Lodge and Resort lets you experience the ultimate Michigan lake vacation. Beautiful Thousand Island Lake is right outside your door and the lodge offers onsite boat rentals so you can head out to explore and cast your line. Reel in plenty of walleye, muskie, perch, and bass, or you can just take things easy as you lounge on the shores, go for a swim, and much more!

Additional Information

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Fire Pit(s)
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Outdoor Grill(s)
  • Hiking
  • Ice Fishing
  • Wildlife & Nature
Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck
  • Full Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
Languages Spoken
  • English

Nearest Airports

  • Lakeland-Noble F. Lee Memorial field (ARV) / 26.9 miles
  • Rhinelander Oneida County Airport (RHI) / 41.7 miles
  • Houghton County Memorial Airport (CMX) / 77.3 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

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