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Amazing Angling on the Lake of the Woods!

At the full-service Ballard’s Resort, located on the legendary Lake of the Woods in the far northern reaches of Minnesota, fishing is a way of life. Offering guided fishing trips, angling packages, boat and motor rentals, and docking facilities, Ballard’s has everything you need in and out of the water to make sure you catch the walleye or sturgeon of your dreams! And, even if you don’t reel in a catch right away, you can still dream about it in your cozy one- to four-bedroom cabin, complete with daily maid service, a charcoal grill, and a full kitchen. Don’t feel like using the kitchen? Head down to the onsite Riverside Restaurant for a catch-of-the-day dinner and a glass of Chardonnay at the bar. Plan your fishy Ballard’s Resort stay, today!

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 24 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Baudette
  • Nearby Water Lake of the Woods
  • Open Dates All Year


Ballard's Resort offers all-inclusive fishing packages for both winter and summer fishing. Packages feature lodging in modern-housekeeping cabins, guided fishing (complete with bait, poles, tackle, fish cleaning, and processing), full-service meal plan (breakfast each morning, lunch on the lake, and evening dinners in the dining room) and all sales and lodging taxes. It's the perfect Minnesota fishing getaway!


If you want to bring the entire family, ask about a stay in the seven-bedroom cabin #5 with sleeping room for up to 15 people. There's plenty of room to spare! It's the perfect way to enjoy all that Ballard's Resort has to offer in the Great North woods! The kids will love the chance to cast their first line, while you'll enjoy the refreshing atmosphere, ideal for reconnecting with your loved ones!


Ballard's Resort is the ideal setting for your next corporate gathering. The resort features modern, housekeeping cabins, US Coast Guard licensed guides with 27' Sportcraft Boats (complete with bait, poles, tackle, fish cleaning and processing), and gourmet American Plan meals. For specific package details and options, contact Ballard's Resort.


Ballard's Resort is a great place for the whole family to get together. With plenty of great opportunities to explore the area with hiking and biking as well as high-end fishing opportunities for the anglers in the family, this is a resort that has something for everyone! Plan your escape to the North Woods soon!


As if it were ever possible to want a break from fishing, but if by chance you do, don't worry, because Ballard's Resort has plenty of other activities to keep you busy! Try the resort's other recreational opportunities like hiking and biking, or snowmobiling in the winter. You can even take a scenic seaplane flight!


Offering year-round fishing service, the angling at Ballard's can't be beat. Fish for walleye/sauger, yellow perch, northern pike, and sturgeon on the beautiful Lake of the Woods. For beginners, the resort offers guided trips to the lake's top spots. And, make sure to visit during the winter months for unbeatable ice fishing!


There's nothing more romantic than the cool evening air of the Great North Woods as you watch the sun dip behind the trees. After a day of fishing and exploring the area on woodland trails, that is. This is all part of a wonderful stay at Ballard's Resort.


The sprawling Lake of the Woods is located on the United States and Canadian border and is shared between the provinces of Manitoba and Ontario and the state of Minnesota. To experience the full North Woods, this it the place. And it's truly an international experience!


Ballard's Resort is a great place to celebrate the start of your new life together! Whether you want to charter a fishing trip together to catch walleye and muskie, or hike through the wooded wilderness together, this is the place to go! Discover all the adventure and excitement the Lake of the Woods has to offer!

Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets

Feel right at home on your getaway at Ballard's Resort. This charming Minnesota destination features modern one to four bedroom cabins to choose from for your stay. Equipped with full kitchens, full bathrooms, and spacious living rooms, they're perfect for relaxing and taking it easy after a long day on the lake!


Lake of the Woods is dotted with lakes and islands of every size and shape. When you stay at Ballard's Resort you can explore them all however you want. Whether you want to take in the area with a fishing charter, or if you'd rather hike it, don't miss a chance to explore every nook and cranny of this amazing place!

  • Gift Shop
  • Swimming Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Picnic Tables
  • Refrigerator
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Boat Docks
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing Pier(s)
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Outdoor Grill(s)
  • Hiking
  • Ice Fishing
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Snowmobiling
  • Shuttle Service
  • ATM
  • Fishing Guides
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Nearest Airports

  • Baudette International Airport (BDE) / 8.4 miles
  • Kenora Airport (YQK) / 67.8 miles
  • Fort Frances Municipal Airport (YAG) / 59 miles

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

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