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A Quiet Lakeside Retreat

Northern Lights Resort is a fun vacation resort on a quiet, protected bay on Dead Lake. All ten of their modern housekeeping cottages have a lake view and are nestled in the trees with a park-like setting, far away from the traffic and congestion of city life. Here, you can truly unwind however you like. Take a boat out on a fishing trip for bass and walleye, and grill them up right right onsite at one of the picnic areas! The lake is also ideal for canoeing and boating, or just unwinding on the sandy beach and soaking up the sun. So no matter what you decide to do, you're guaranteed an unforgettable time!

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 10 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City St. Cloud
  • Nearby Water Dead Lake
  • Open Dates All Year


You'll never run out of family fun when you stay at Northern Lights Resort! Located on the shores of Dead Lake, this is the perfect place for a relaxing Minnesota vacation. Spend your days out exploring the water on a fishing or canoeing trip, or stay close to the shores and enjoy a picnic together. Their cozy cabins offer all the room you need to unwind comfortably!


Dead Lake is the ultimate destination for your Minnesota fishing vacation. When you stay at Northern Lights Resort you're just steps away from the water, where you can purchase a fishing license, bait and gas right onsite. Their fish cleaning house and freezer offers you a place to store your catch. With 7,901 acres of water teeming with bass, walleye, northern pike, bluegill and much more, you're sure to have a great time casting your line!


Head to Northern Lakes Resort in Minnesota and you'll be right near Dead Lake! While you're here, enjoy fishing and boating. If that's not your idea of a good time, just kick back and enjoy the view with a good book! Enjoy the Land of 10,000 Lakes on your next vacation.

Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets

Northern Lights Resort features a range of cozy, modern cabins along the shores of Dead Lake. Their cabins feature a range of amenities including full kitchens, bathrooms, air conditioning, and living rooms with a futon and easy chairs. Plus with beautiful views of the lake, you're sure to feel right at home throughout your stay!

RV Resort

Pack up your RV and bring it to Northern Lights Resort. The resort features have facilities for trailers and motor homes with four sites on the lake and four with lake view. Each site has electric and soft water hookups, picnic table, trash container, and fire rings for cozy bonfires.

  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Photography
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Outdoor Grill(s)
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Beach
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife & Nature
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Nearest Airports

  • Chandler Field (AXN) / 43.8 miles
  • Benson Municipal Airport (BBB) / 78.8 miles
  • Hector International Airport (FAR) / 62.6 miles

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

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