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Spectacular Sunsets on Lake Winnibigoshish – Guaranteed!

High Banks Resort's central location on Lake Winnibigoshish offers fabulous fishing & major beauty. Enjoy this year round resort in the midst of the secluded Chippewa National Forest – the perfect destination for a vacation with family and friends. While onsite you will experience restful relaxation away from typical lake crowd, since this is the only resort on the east side of the lake. You will have views of truly spectacular sunsets and the privacy a real Minnesota getaway requires. But you'll also be close to fun activities like golf, tours & shops! Find the perfect mix of rest & fun at High Banks Resort. And don't forget about fabulous fishing – the state record muskie was caught here!

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 11 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Deer River
  • Nearby Water Winnibigoshish
  • Open Dates All Year


High Banks features a fabulous array of family activities that both adults and kids will love year round, from famous MN fishing to cross country skiing to the water trampoline & mountain biking. And High Banks Resort offers the best deal around for families – children under 18 stay for free!


Welcome to one of the best fishing lakes in the Northwoods! Bring your MN fishing getaway to Lake Winnibigoshish, home of the state record muskie and ample walleye. In winter, the jumbo perch are biting! And kids love catching crappie and panfish – they're always biting here at High Banks Resort!


High Banks Resort has been a fixture on Minnesota's Lake Winnibigoshish since 1929, when it was owned by Mr. & Mrs. Inwald Nelson. Several of the cabins, though renovated, are original to the resort and still feature their amazing stone fireplaces. And the sunsets are still just as glorious!


Winnibigoshish is the 5th-largest lake in Minnesota, and High Banks Resort is one of the most beautiful and secluded locations on the water! Rent a fishing boat or pontoon and fish the teeming waters or go for a relaxing cruise. Enjoy water toys and gorgeous lakeside sunsets on your MN lake getaway!

Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets

High Banks Resort features four log cabins original to the resort, with beautiful stone fireplaces in working condition! Seven other wood-framed cabins were built in the 1950s and embody the charm of this stunning locale. This is what a lakeside Minnesota cabin getaway is all about.

  • Bicycles
  • Game Room/Arcade
  • Gift Shop
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Archery
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Bingo
  • Bocce Ball
  • Gambling
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Hunting and Shooting
  • Karaoke
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Beach
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Play Ground
  • ATV/Fourwheeling
  • Bird Watching
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Ice Fishing
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Scuba Diving
  • Catering
  • Fishing Guides
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Meeting Room(s)
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Nearest Airports

  • Chisholm Hibbing Airport (HIB) / 44.8 miles
  • Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport (BRD) / 66.6 miles
  • Falls International Airport (INL) / 87.1 miles

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

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