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Top 10 Lake of the Woods Resorts
Coming in at more than 70 miles long and offering 65,000 miles of shoreline, aquatic adventures abound at Lake of the Woods! And, of those water-fueled activities, fishing is undoubtedly the king. Avid anglers flock to this fish-filled paradise in pursuit of trophy muskie, northern pike, bass, perch, and - of course - walleye. If fishing doesn’t lure you to Northern Minnesota’s Lake of the Woods area, there are boatloads of other exciting excursions that will. Embark on a hunting expedition for everything from ruffled grouse to black bear, catch a tan at the sandy lakeside beaches, canoe down the Rainy River, or hike through Zippel Bay State Park’s lush nature trails. Interweaving outdoor excitement with rustic yet elegant accommodations, the following resorts are the Northern Minnesota vacations you’ve been fishing for.

Cyrus Resort

Baudette, Minnesota

+1 (866) 258 - 4457

From adult anglers to child casters, this resort offers fishing fun for all ages!

It’s twice as nice at Cyrus Resort, which features phenomenal fishing on Lake of the Woods’ Bostic Bay and the nearby Rainy River. After reeling in a boatload of walleye, northern pike, muskie, and bass, feel free to explore the tree-lined Minnesota wilderness. The kids will love the heated outdoor pool and the game room while the adults will appreciate the onsite bar and barbeque grills. Everyone will feel young munching on s’mores by the roaring campfire.


Ballard's Resort

Baudette, Minnesota

+1 (866) 482 - 8109

This resort isn’t just for fishing fanatics, as the surrounding area is rife with recreation and relaxation.

The avid anglers will appreciate the fish-filled waters of Lake of the Woods, which are teeming with muskie, northern pike, walleye, and smallmouth bass. If fishing doesn’t hook you, try paddling down the nearby Rapid River on a canoe, trekking through Zippel Bay State Park, or catching a tan on the sandy shores of the lakeside beach. Grub on some succulent smoked walleye at the Riverside Restaurant or fry up your own catch of the day on your cabin’s charcoal grill.


Zippel Bay Resort

Baudette, Minnesota

+1 (866) 452 - 9617

Four seasons of fishing and luxurious accommodations unite to form this year-round angler’s paradise.

Every season is fishing season at this resort! When the summer sun is shining, snag a school of sunfish or sauger in the shallow rock reefs. Once the winter wonderland arrives, post up in the Zippel Bay area and reel in the walleye, muskie, and northern pike. For some diversions on dry land, set out on a hunting expedition for anything from grouse to black bear. After exploring the outdoors, explore your elegant log cabin, which features a soothing Jacuzzi, a sprawling deck, and a fireplace.

+1 (866) 405 - 5761

Overlooking Lake of the Woods and showcasing modern amenities, this resort offers lakeside leisure and luxury.

Haul in jumbo perch and crappie off the dock or set out on a boat to battle sauger, northern pike, and walleye. After you’ve caught your limit, explore the tree-lined trails or canoe down the Rainy River. Satisfy your stomach at the onsite dining room, renowned for their Saturday night “all-you-can-eat” fish fry. Once the stars light up the sky, huddle around a crackling campfire and snack on sticky s’mores.


Arnesen's Rocky Point Resort

Roosevelt, Minnesota

+1 (866) 452 - 9615

From fishing on the lake to tanning on the beach to exploring the woodlands, this resort offers entertainment on all types of terrain!

Explore the pristine Lake of the Woods and go jigging for walleye, trolling for muskie, and bobber fishing for perch. After your aquatic adventures, soak up the sun on the beach or construct sand castles with the little ones. Shake the sand out of your shirt and hike through the tree-dotted nature trails. Once you’ve built up an appetite, nibble on walleye fingers at the onsite Rock Harbor Lodge and catch up with the world with a satellite television viewing session in your spacious cabin.


Angle Outpost Resort

Angle Inlet, Minnesota

+1 (866) 708 - 9558

Cradled by lush woodlands and overlooking Lake of the Woods, this resort offers a plethora of outdoor activities on land and in the water.

Set out on a boat for some angling adventures or cast a line off the resort’s private marina. Either way, you’re sure to reel in the muskie, walleye, smallmouth bass, and perch. Just off the shimmering shores rests a private beach, where you can catch a tan or build a sand castle with the kids. Hike through the vast wilderness or visit the historic Fort St. Charles. Reconnect with the world with free wireless internet and satellite television.


Angle Inn Lodge

Oak Island, Minnesota

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Offering a host of outdoor adventures and luxurious amenities, Angle Inn Lodge puts you in the middle of the action!

Whether you choose to fish Lake of the Woods with nothing more than your fishing gear and your intuition or with the aid of an expert guide, you’re in for an experience you won’t soon forget. Battle smallmouth bass, walleye, muskie, and northern pike on this idyllic lake, or hike through the breathtaking Minnesota wilderness, snapping photographs of the local flora and fauna. Enjoy a home-cooked meal for dinner before returning to your cozy cabin and soaking in the simple life.


Flag Island Resort

Angle Inlet, Minnesota

View +1 (218) 380 - 8140

Its lake teeming with monster muskie and its property dense with deer and duck, this resort is a sportsman’s dream.

Though Lake of the Woods’ fish-filled water yields schools upon schools of walleye and northern pike, the most massive of all is the muskie. If you’re searching for a battle with this behemoth, look no further, as this lake routinely produces muskie in the 40-inch range. For another type of trophy, embark on a duck hunting expedition. Swap stories with travelers at the Blue-Eyed Chief Bar before heading back to your rustic yet elegant cabin and preparing the catch of the day in the full kitchen.


Randall's Resort

Baudette, Minnesota

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Steeped in seclusion yet just a short drive from a host of attractions, this resort appeases both outdoor enthusiasts and sightseers.

For those who prefer to remain hidden in the heart of nature, set out on Lake of the Woods for some angling adventures, hike through the tree-lined Minnesota wilderness, or explore the lake’s shimmering shores on a canoe. If it’s exciting attractions you seek, enjoy the majesty of Zipple State Park or admire our flying friends at the Pine to Prairie Birding Trail. When the sun dips below the horizon, return to your cabin, fire up the barbeque grill, and have a family dinner on the deck.


Wigwam Resort

Baudette, Minnesota

View +1 (218) 634 - 2168

Offering easy access to both Lake of the Woods and Rainy River, aquatic adventures abound at this resort!

With 65,000 miles of shoreline, you may need a little help locating Lake of the Woods’ hot spots. That’s why Wigwam Resort provides 27-foot fishing boats and experienced guides to ensure that you’re reeling in a mess of muskie, northern pike, and walleye. Once you’ve caught your limit, enjoy canoeing the river, hiking through the wilderness, or hunting Canadian Geese. Once you’ve satisfied your thirst for adventure, wet your whistle at any of the three full-service bars.