1 . Fair Hills Resort

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 920 - 6330

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Situated along the shores of Pelican Lake in Detroit Lakes, Fair Hills Resort offers a seasonal family-friendly vacation destination. Offering something for everyone, the resort hosts an array of scheduled activities ranging from sports and water sports, fishing, and much more. There's something for everyone at Fair Hills Resort! Fair Hills Resort provides guests with comfortable cabin accommodations, three meals a day, and activities and recreations abound! From swimming pools, basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts; shuffleboards, a par-three golf course, fire pits on the beach, and much more, you are free to create your own ideal family retreat. Family is the top priority at Fair Hills!

Address

24270 County Highway 20, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Season

Fair Hills Resort is a seasonal family resort getaway that is open annually from May through September.

Related Onsite Offerings

- Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool - Outdoor Heat Wading Kiddie Pool - Outdoor Hot Tub - 9-Hole Executive Par 3 Golf Course - 6 Tennis Courts (2 of those are grass courts) - Basketball Court - Sand Volleyball Court - 4 Shuffleboard Courts - Norweigen Golf - Playground - Horseshoe Pits - 9-Hole Frisbee Golf Course - Geocaches & GPS devices - Firepit on the Beach - Swings, Benchs and Hammocks

2 . East Silent Resort

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 208 - 7975

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Nestled amid 40 acres of tranquil Minnesota Northwoods in Otter Tail County is East Silent Resort. Sprawled along the northern shore of East Silent Lake are the resort's well-built cabins, each dotting the shoreline of East Silent Lake. Offering something for everyone, East Silent Resort brings out the outdoor enthusiast and explorer in all of us! Boasting a long history as the quintessential Minnesota lakes family resort, East Silent Resort hosts a variety of scheduled activities for for kids, teens, and the entire family. From arts and crafts to water sports to social events, there's sure to be something appealing for just about everyone. For a little more to do outside the resort, head for the golf courses, tennis courts, restaurants, craft and antique shops, art fairs, water slides and horseback riding available in nearby Detroit Lakes, Perham or Pelican Rapids.

Address

30424 410th Street, Dent, MN 56528

Population

As of the 2010 Census, the population in Dent, Minnesota was 192. In nearby Detroit Lakes, it was 8,812 (according to a 2012 estimate).

Average temperature

The average daytime high temperatures in nearby Detroit Lakes for the months of May, June, July, and August are as follows: 69, 76, 80, and 79.

3 . Five Lakes Resort

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 785 - 4056

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Located in Frazee, just outside Detroit Lakes, Five Lakes Resort offers families a unique vacation in a wooded setting on private Lake Five. Only resort guests have access to the motor-prohibited Lake Five, thus keeping this lake pristine and crystal clear. A perfect home base for a family lakes retreat, Five Lakes boasts 11 well-furnished cabins that offer ample space and privacy. An all-season retreat, guests at Five Lakes Resort can make their vacation as active or as relaxed as they please. The warm summer months are perfect for fishing, swimming and enjoying the beautiful sunny days outside. During the chillier months, bundle up and take advantage of the miles of beautifully-groomed cross-country ski and snowshoe trails.

Address

34677 Camp Cherith Road, Frazee, MN 56544

Related activities

Only 20 minutes away is Fair Hills Resort, where Five Lakes Resort guests have complimentary use of their facilities like the onsite golf course and tennis courts. You can even take advantage and have meals in the Fair Hills dining room.

Fun facts

Lake Five Resort is close to the roadside attractions of some of the 'World's Largest' animals. Check out the Pelican, Loon and Turkey! The Pelican can be found on Highway 59 in Pelican Rapids. The Loon can be found on Highway 228 on Long Lake in Vergas. And the Turkey can be found on Highway 87, just off Highway 10 in Frazee.

4 . Ten Mile Lake Resort

Dalton, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 980 - 9681

WEBSITE

Located in Otter Tail County near Fergus Falls is Ten Mile Lake Resort, a family-owned and operated fishing resort. Perfect for a family retreat, Ten Mile offers 12 cabin rentals and over 70 seasonal campsites. To ensure a complete family vacation, pet-friendly accommodations are also available. A favorite destination for anglers, Ten Mile Lake Resort boasts great fishing opportunities on two lakes -- each teeming with walleye, northern pike, bass and pan fish. Boat and motor, and pontoon rentals are available at the resort. Ten Mile also boasts a swimming beach, playground, arcade, and three golf courses and numerous bike trails within close proximity.

Address

12303 County Highway 35, Dalton, MN 56324

Population

According to the 2010 Census, Dalton (located in Otter Tail County) is home to 253 people.

Getting there

Located in Dalton, Minnesota, between Alexandria and Fergus Falls, Ten Mile Lake Resort is easily accessible from Interstate 94. About two-and-a-half hours northwest of the Twin Cities, take Interstate 94-W until Exit #67 in Dalton. Next, turn left on County Road 35 and follow all the way there. The Resort is located between North Tenmile and Tenmile Lakes.

5 . Bonnie Beach Resort

Battle Lake, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 864 - 5534

WEBSITE

Bonnie Beach Resort a traditional family-owned and operated Minnesota lakes resort. Located on Clitherall Lake in Otter Tail County, it is in the heart of one of the state's most abundant freshwater regions. The vastness of Clitherall Lake makes it a haven for whatever it is you want to do on the water. Whether it's tubing, knee boarding, skiing, cruising, sailing, swimming, or just floating, you can do it all! Of course, the main attribute of Clitherall Lake is its fishing -- walleyes, crappies, bluegills, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northerns, and muskies. Bonnie Beach Resort hosts a season long catch and release fishing contest every year -- a walleye and a largemouth bass division. Guests are also free to rent pontoons, boats, motors, and boat lifts to make the most out of their time spent on the lake.

Address

20341 Bonnie Beach Road, Battle Lake, MN 56515

Population

Nicknamed the "Heart Of 1001 Lakes," this bustling lakes community is only home to 875 full-time residents according to the 2010 Census.

Fun facts

Bonnie Beach Resort is one of the oldest running resorts in the area it has been in operation continuously since 1882 with only 8 different owners. It was previously known as Camp Corliss until 1946.

6 . Barky's Resort

Battle Lake, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 495 - 3444

WEBSITE

Occupying the southwest shores of Otter Tail Lake is Barky's Resort, a year-round family vacation destination. Enjoy the lake's sandy shores and clear waters as well as some of the state's finest fishing. Head out on the waters and you'll have a good chance reeling in walleye, jumbo perch, bass, or sunfish -- Otter Tail is teeming with all of these! If fishing isn't your thing, Otter Tail Lake is great for swimming, boating, skiing, pulling your water toys, or just kicking back and relaxing. Pontoon, boat, and jet ski rentals are also available. Overnight accommodations consist of well-appointed cabins -- each featuring a charcoal grill and fire ring.

Address

28484 County Highway 145, Battle Lake, MN 56515

Related activities

If fishing is your primary objective at Barky's, get the most out of your experience by booking any of the area's experience fishing guides. Boat and pontoon rentals are also available.

Related Onsite Offerings

For some time away from the resort, there are over a dozen premier Golf Courses within 25 miles such as Balmoral and Thumper Pond, as well as various antique and craft shops, tubing down Otter Tail River, Shady Oaks and Silver Sage Riding Stables, Maplewood and Glendelough State Parks, and more!

7 . Barrett Lake Resort

Herman, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (320) 528 - 2598

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Relax and unwind with the entire family in the heart of Minnesota's lakes country at Barrett Lake Resort. From cozy cabins to seasonal campsites, the resort offers a lodging option to suit just any need or preference. Whatever you opt for, you'll surely be near a wealth of activities to make for the perfect family lake retreat. Spend your days on the soft sandy beach along the shores of Barrett Lake! This beautiful lake offers a place where you can unwind and have as much fun as you please. Splash in the water, build a sand castle with the kids, or head out for an adventure. Plenty of fishing is also available, as well as boat rentals!

Address

427 County Road 2, Barrett, MN 56311

Dates and Prices

Cabins #1, #2, #3, and #4 go for a weekly rate of $750, while the larger House rental is $895 per week. The House and Cabin #4 can be rented together at a discounted weekly or nightly rate.

Getting there

Located on the southern shores of Barrett Lake, Barrett Lake Resort is accessible from the Twin Cities via Minnesota State Highway 55 -- about three hours northwest. In Barrett, turn right on Hawkins Avenue/County Road 2.

8 . Battle View Resort

Henning, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 583 - 3555

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Battle View Resort is a family-friendly resort complete with five modern cabins, seasonal RV campsites, and a full-service restaurant. Located on the picturesque West Battle Lake, this resort has been a long-time favorite weekend getaway, summer vacation, and family reunion destination. Its location in the heart of Minnesota's Otter Tail County's lake country also makes Battle View at hot-spot for fishing. A haven for both novice and avid anglers, the surrounding lakes are teeming with northern pikes, sunfish, walleyes, bass, muskies, and more. If fishing isn't your forte, a leisurely canoe trip presents opportunities to spot much of the area's wildlife, including turtles, beaver, muskrats, and a wide range of birds. Also nearby is one of the area's largest known beaver dams, which is also known as a good spot to keep an eye out for Bald Eagles.

Address

22540 County Highway 5, Henning, MN 56551

Related activities

For a little bit of time away from the resort, Glendalough State Park presents guests with another option to explore Otter Tail County's natural surroundings. If time on the links is what you're seeking, look into Balmoral Golf Course and Thumper Pond Golf Course for your next tee time.

Related Onsite Offerings

For added convenience to guests, Battle View Resort has a full-service restaurant onsite that specializes in classic local and American cuisine that is perfect for the whole family.

9 . Big McDonald Resort

Dent, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (888) 497 - 0995

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Big McDonald Resort is located in the heart of Otter Tail County's "Lakes Country" and the only resort on the quiet 1,000 acre spring-fed lake of the same name. A haven for anglers, Big McDonald Lake boasts up to 25 feet of water clarity -- one of the cleanest in the state. The resort's eight cabins are only 40 feet away from the water, making for excellent views of the lake. Boat rentals are available for you to make the most out of your next angling adventure. If something else is what you're seeking, consider the nearby Maplewood State Park for hiking or even geocashing. Several golf courses surround the area such as Perham Lakeside Golf, Rockpile Golf Course, and Lida Greens Golf Course if you prefer to spend an afternoon on the links.

Address

34654 Big McDonald Lane, Dent, MN 56528

Population

Dent is a sparsely populated with a population of just 192 permanent inhabitants, making for a great private lake retreat. Big McDonald Resort is also the only resort on the lake of its namesake.

Highlights

Big McDonald Lake spans over 1,000 acres in size, is spring-fed, and has a water clarity of up to 25 feet -- among the cleanest in Minnesota. The lake is one of the more popular lakes in the area for walleye and northern pike, as well as largemouth bass, crappie, panfish and bullheads.

10 . Chase's Ethel Beach Resort

Battle Lake, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 367 - 2603

WEBSITE

Located in the heart of Otter Tail County's 1,000+ lakes, yet secluded among tall oak trees on the semi-private Lake Ethel, is Chase's Ethel Beach Resort. Ideal for families, the resort's sandy beach make for fun relaxing by day and bonfire get-together by night. The crystal clear, 250-acre Lake Ethel offers tranquility and an ideal spot to swim, relax, as well as fishing for crappie and panfish, walleye, bass, and northern pike. Accommodations range from spacious and well-appointed two-, three-, to four-bedroom cabins. Each cabin boasts a piece of the Lake Ethel shoreline and has its own private deck. An aluminum 14-foot fishing boat included with each one.

Address

27521 County Highway 5, Battle Lake, MN 56515

Population

Located in Otter Tail County, Battle Lake is home to 875 people over an area of 1.47 square miles.

Highlights

The clear and pristine Lake Ethel is a 250-acre spring-fed lake with an abundance of crappie, panfish, walleye, bass, and northern pike -- perfect for any traveling angler.

11 . Cozy Cove Resort

Dent, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 758 - 2431

WEBSITE

Situated on the shores of Marion Lake, about 20 miles south of Detroit Lakes, is Cozy Cove Resort. Perfect for families, the resort showcases a grassy lake side lawn, with beautiful shade trees, a playground area, volleyball area, and a sandy and well-protected swimming beach. The children can even enjoy fishing for bluegills right off the docks. Set up with everything you could need for a complete family getaway, plenty of fishing, skiing and tubing, golf, antiquing, and other fun activities await. The onsite Lodge is fully-stocked with fishing supplies, groceries, along with family-friendly entertainment options. There's also a boat ramp, so remember to bring your boat. If you happen to not have one, Cozy Cove provides a 14-foot Lund or Tracker aluminum boat at no extra cost.

Address

38811 Cozy Cove Road, Dent, MN 56528

Number of resorts

As the one and only resort on the shores of Marion Lake, Cozy Cove Resort ensures a private, relaxing Minnesota lakes retreat for you and your family.

Related Onsite Offerings

For travelers without a boat, Cozy Cove provides a 14-foot Lund or Tracker aluminum boat at no extra cost. Five pontoon boats are available to accommodate larger families or groups.

Convenient to Alexandria and the rest of Otter Tail County, the Crossings Inn & Suites - Parkers Prairie is a stylish, yet comfortable and affordable 33 room hotel for both business and leisure travelers. Accommodations range from king, queen, and one-bedroom and full-kitchen suites. Crossings is your "home-away-from-home" in Otter Tail County. Attached to the hotel is the Prairie Event Center, a perfect venue for wedding receptions, family reunions, and virtually any type of banquet. Other onsite amenities include complimentary hot and cold breakfasts, a heated indoor pool, Whirlpool, and Wi-Fi access. Crossings Parkers Prairie is also a pet-friendly and smoke-free hotel.

Address

211 West Main Street, Parkers Prairie, MN 56361

Getting there

Coming from the Twin Cities metro, Crossings Inn & Suites - Parkers Prairie is accessible via Interstate 94-W. Exit off of MN-29 N in Alexandria and follow north until Main Street in Parkers Prairie.

Related Onsite Offerings

For business travelers, Crossings boasts a spacious and fully-equipped meeting room in the hotel, or for larger events, use the property as a base and take advantage of the Parkers Prairie Events Center, connected to the hotel.

13 . Elm Haven Resort

Ottertail, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 504 - 9779

WEBSITE

Located on the beautiful Rush Lake, Elm Haven Resort is the ideal destination for family fun this summer at the lake! Come and enjoy the sandy beach, clean and modern cabins, and laid back atmosphere. Pet-friendly accommodations also ensure a getaway to be relished by all family members. Elm Haven has boat, pontoon, and canoe rentals available (if you don't bring your own). Northern pike, walleye, largemouth bass, black crappie, and bluegill are the dominant species inhabiting Rush Lake. There's always tons of summer family fun to be had on Ottertail's Rush Lake!

Address

35852 Rush Lake Loop, Ottertail, MN 56571

Population

Despite being a popular tourist destination, Ottertail in Otter Tail County only has 580 permanent residents (according to the latest population estimates).

Getting there

A safe and easy drive, Elm Haven Resort is located just minutes off of Highway 10 near Perham, Minnesota -- about 3 hours away from the Twin Cities.

14 . Four Seasons Resort

Ottertail, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 367 - 2792

WEBSITE

Four Seasons Resort is a family resort located on the shores of Rush Lake in Ottertail, Minnesota. Accommodations include eight lakeside cottages, making for a serene setting to sit back, slow down, relax, and enjoy yourself and the company of your family. Aside from the cottages, feel free to take in the scenery from the sandy shores or the comfortable dock benches. Pass the days by reading a book from the resort's onsite library, play some horseshoes, relax on the tire-swing on the playground, or shoot some pool in the game room, Four Seasons has something for everyone. Centrally located in the state's famed Otter Tail County, Four Seasons Resort is a perfect launching point for lake-hopping throughout the region. Or, stick around on Rush Lake for 5,338 of excellent Minnesota fishing!

Address

35232 Rush Lake Loop, Ottertail, MN 56571

Extra Stops

For a greater appreciation of Otter Tail's famed "Land of 1,000 Lakes," make a trip out to Inspiration Peak State Park for a panoramic view of nine lakes and three counties.

Highlights

Rush Lakes boasts 5,338 acres of some of the finest fishing of anywhere in Minnesota. Walleye, northern pike, crappie, largemouth bass, sunfish, bluegill, perch, rock bass, and three different bullhead species all inhabit the lake.

15 . The Galaxy Resort

Dent, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 758 - 2841

WEBSITE

Located in the heart of Minnesota's beautiful Lakes Area, just 30 minutes from the towns of Detroit Lakes and Fergus Falls, The Galaxy Resort promises a memorable summer vacation for the whole family. Offering both recreation and leisure, The Galaxy Resort is a charming lakeside resort on the northernmost bay of Star Lake. You should be able to enjoy your time on the lake as you please! Relax on the sandy beach, dine in the recently-remodeled restaurant, relax in the pub, or fish, water-ski, and swim the waters, everything is just steps from your cabin! Cabin accommodations come equipped with full kitchens, new flat-screen televisions, front decks, as well as individual boat piers. All of this adds up to the perfect summer Minnesota lakes getaway at The Galaxy!

Address

39578 County Highway 41, Dent, MN 56528

Extra Stops

To get a further taste of Otter Tail County's famed lakes region, Maplewood State Park, one of Minnesota's largest parks, is located just four miles from The Galaxy Resort!

Related Onsite Offerings

Located right onsite is the Galaxy Restaurant on Star Lake, a full-service restaurant open daily from 5:00 to 10:00 during the peak summer season through October. The full menu includes their signature "Broasted Chicken." A take-out menu is also available.

16 . Hidden Haven Resort

Ottertail, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 346 - 6046

WEBSITE

Located off of Rush Lake in Ottertail, Minnesota, discover the fun and comfort at Hidden Haven Resort! Here, you will find ultra-modern one- to three-bedroom, recently remodeled and well-appointed cottage accommodations. All you need to bring are towels for the kitchen and bathrooms. The resort is only a quarter mile off the main road with its spacious grounds offering peaceful seclusion and an inviting environment. Whether you are looking to fish or just need a few days to relax lakeside on the beach, this is the perfect place! Just seven miles south of Perham, Hidden Haven Resort offers the perfect spot to celebrate family, friends, and memories.

Address

36242 Rush Lake Loop, Ottertail, MN 56571

Season

The peak season of Hidden Haven Resort runs from mid-June to about mid-August.

Getting there

From the Twin Cities: Follow Highway 10 northwest all the way to Perham. Then, exit on MN-78, turn left and head south for about seven miles.

17 . Hollywood's Resort

Dent, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 758 - 2835

WEBSITE

Surrounded by acres of Minnesota wilderness, Hollywood's Resort rests along the southeast shore of East Silent Lake. At this location, the resort boasts a beautiful sandy shore which makes way for stunning sunsets each evening. As one of the only a few properties occupying the southern portion of East Silent Lake, Hollywood's offers guests with a unique pristine setting with thousands of feet of untouched shoreline. All accommodation options boast lakefront locations, providing a little slice of paradise. Boat and motor, canoe, and paddle boat rentals are available; as well as other activities like basketball, horseshoes, volleyball, badminton, and a playground for the kids. Whether you and your family prefer a “floaty day” on the lake, a good book or a quiet walk around the resort grounds, there is always plenty to keep you busy.

Address

30995 State Highway 108, Dent, MN 56528

Highlights

Recently completed in 2011, the Family Log Retreat is a full log duplex with each side having over 2,000 feet of exceptional amenities. Each side boasts four large bedrooms, two full baths, a full eat-in kitchen with dishwasher, central air, fireplace, washer/dryer, satellite television (with 50-inch HD TV), log beds, and full log staircase leading to the loft. Rent one or both sides (with connecting doors) for an exceptional vacation experience.

Related Onsite Offerings

Onsite at Hollywood's Resort is a quaint convenience store stocked with groceries, beverages, ice, snacks, ice cream, personal needs, bait, and firewood. Gas, oil, and battery charging services are also available.

18 . Hook Line & Sucher Resort

Ottertail, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 346 - 6007

WEBSITE

Hook, Line & Sucher Resort invites you to relax on the beautiful Rush Lake, just seven miles south of Perham, Minnesota. Enjoy a comfortable, well-appointed cabin. Or, opt for a more rustic experience in one of the resort's dedicated campsites. Whatever you choose, you will find a wealth of activities onsite that include fishing, swimming, jet-skiing, paddleboating, kayaking, waterskiing, utilizing the playground, ball diamond, basketball court, volleyball court, and much more! And pets are welcome at Hook, Line & Sucher Resort, ensuring a Minnesota lakes getaway for the 'entire' family. The Rush Lake area is also home to many golf courses, riding stables and restaurants, as well as many other recreational activities.

Address

36052 Rush Lake Loop, Ottertail, MN 56571

Getting there

From the Twin Cities: About three hours away, head northwest on MN Highway 10 and exit off MN-78 in Perham. Head south to the western shores of Rush Lake, about seven miles south.

Related Onsite Offerings

As an alternative accommodation option, Hook, Line & Sucher Resort now has two seasonal trailer sites available during the summer season.

19 . Limmer's Resort

Ottertail, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 967 - 3818

WEBSITE

Limmer's Resort offers vacationing families an affordable summer getaway on the beautiful Rush Lake in Otter Tail County, Minnesota. Relax on the lake and enjoy boating, fishing, kayaking, and biking. Nearby in town, there is golfing, children's events, historic places, dining, and other relaxing and fulfilling activities. Cottage accommodations are finished in knotty pine or basswood, fully-equipped, and many boast lakefront locations with spectacular views. A boat is included with each cabin, as well as individual dock space if you have your own. Cottages range from one to four bedrooms.

Address

35338 Rush Lake Loop, Ottertail, MN 56571

Getting there

From the Twin Cities metro, Limmer's Resort is accessible via Minnesota Highway 10. Travel northwest on 10 and exit off MN-78 in Perham and head south until you arrive to the southwest shores of Rush Lake.

Related Onsite Offerings

Bicycles, Kayaks, double kayaks, water fun bugs, and water bikes are available free-of-charge at Limmer's Resort. Boat and pontoon rentals are also available for a per day or per week fee.

20 . Madsen's Resort

Battle Lake, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 864 - 5301

WEBSITE

Situated along the sandy shores of Lake Blanche, Madsen's Resort offers a family-oriented getaway with 15 comfortable housekeeping cabins. The resort property boasts over 400 feet of sandy beach and 10 acres of Minnesota wilderness. Madsen's makes for the ideal retreat to fishing, relaxing, and fun on the water. For the convenience of the guests, Madsen's does have an onsite convenience store stocked with groceries, beer, soda, and ice, as well as souvenirs. Also located onsite is the Rec Room, located adjacent to the store, and offers pool table, pinball, foosball, and video games. For even additional comfort and convenience, 'Stub's Dining,' Madsen's dining room, has been recently remodeled and modernized.

Address

27102 State Highway 78, Battle Lake, MN 56515

Getting there

From the Twin Cities metro, travel northwest on Highway 10 until MN-78 in Perham. Follow MN-78 south past Rush Lake and Otter Tail Lake until you reach Blanche Lake.

Related Onsite Offerings

Boat and pontoon rentals are available for either a daily or weekly rate. Live bait, leeches, minnows and night crawlers are also available to fulfill your angling needs.

21 . Northern Lights Resort

Richville, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 758 - 3121

WEBSITE

Come and enjoy a Minnesota lakes getaway at Northern Lights Resort, a clean, family-fun oriented fishing and vacation resort on the quiet, protected bay, on scenic Dead Lake in Richville. Noted for great fishing, Dead Lake in the summer is teeming with walleye, bass, northern pike, perch, sunnies and more. The entire family will relish the lakeside fun with free use of sandy beach for swimming, canoes, paddleboats, kayaks, outdoor games and many fun-filled events. Overnight accommodations consist of modern lakeside cottages that are air-conditioned, boast a lake view and are nestled in the trees with a park-like setting. Lakeside camping sites for trailers, tents and motor homes are also available. Each comes equipped with electric and soft water hookups, a picnic table, trash container, and a fire ring for cozy bonfires.

Address

35387 Northern Lights Trail, Richville, MN 56576

Getting there

From I-94, go to Ashby exit. Take Highway 78 north to County Road 14 West. Follow CR 14-W through Richville and out to Dead Lake. Follow the signs to Northern Lights Resort.

Related Onsite Offerings

Guests of Northern Lights Resort have complimentary use of: - Sandy beach - Calm waters for swimming - Great fishing - Boat Ramp - Canoe - Kayaks - Paddleboats - Inner tubes - Firewood - Horseshoes - Swing-set with play area - Volleyball - Board Games & Puzzles - Books

22 . Ottertail Beach Resort

Battle Lake, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 864 - 5860

WEBSITE

With ten cabins situated along Otter Tail Lake, Ottertail Beach Resort offers families with all the activities and relaxation of a great vacation "up north." Family activities typically revolve around boating, fishing, and swimming. Noted for excellent spring and fall fishing, Otter Tail Lake has countless sunken islands, bars, and reefs that make a prime habitat for walleye, perch and northern pike. Ottertail Beach Resort host a wealth of activities on its sandy shores, as well as lakeside gathering and fishing right off the docks. Feel free to rent the resort's 22-foot pontoon and cruise the open waters or opt for a Lund Outfitter boat to cast a line. Ottertail Beach Resort leaves it all up to you!

Address

28255 North Midway Park Drive, Battle Lake, MN 56515

Extra Stops

Family activities near the resort include weekly turtle races in Battle Lake and Perham, Art & Craft shows, County Fairs, and old time Fall threshing shows offer opportunities like no other area. A nearby mini golf course also offers fun for the whole family.

Fun facts

Otter Tail Lake is a 13,725-acre lake near Fergus Falls, Minnesota and offers an enormous amount of prime habitat for walleye and perch, with countless sunken islands, bars and reefs. Maximum depth reaches 124 feet, shore length is 21.7 miles, and water clarity is eight feet. Species present include walleye, perch, northern pike, smallmouth bass, rock bass, tullibee, bullhead and white sucker.

23 . Perham Crossings

Perham, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 936 - 7829

WEBSITE

For a high-quality and affordable stay in the heart of Otter Tail Country, consider Perham Crossings. Awarded the Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor, the hotel showcases well-appointed, comfortable suites equipped with all the amenities to evoke a true 'home away from home' feel. Aside from shorter stays, Perham Crossings has the comforts for any extended stays with its affordable full-kitchen suites, as well as its Whirlpool suites. Onsite at the hotel is a meeting room, available to meet the needs for corporate travelers. For everyone else, Perham Crossings is conveniently located near all the outdoor recreations the area is known for from golf, snowmobiling, to fishing and everything in between! Make it what you want it to be!

Address

231 Market Drive, Perham, MN 56573

Highlights

Noted for its abundance of Whitetail Deer, the Perham area challenges hunters who have a taste for wild game. Ducks and geese populate the lakes and marshes, while ruffed grouse and other small game occupy the countryside. If hunting isn't your thing, Perham offers one of the best ranges in the state for trapshooting.

Related Onsite Offerings

For business travelers, Perham Crossings boasts a fully-equipped conference room capable of accommodating up to 30 attendees. All your bases are covered with board meeting capabilities, as well as departmental conferences, presentations or retreats. Free Wi-Fi access, complimentary business services, free parking for all your attendees, and coffee available 24/7 for refreshment breaks are just some of the perks available. Catering can also be arranged.

24 . Pocahontas Resort

Dent, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 758 - 2598

WEBSITE

Situated along the shores of the vast and picturesque Dead Lake in Otter Tail County's 'lakes country' near Perham is Pocahontas Resort. Ideal for families, the resort has everything for the perfect lake retreat from outside grilling and picnics, enjoying the sandy beach, a game of horseshoes to just floating on the lake. This doesn't go without mentioning the great fishing of Dead Lake. With 7,901 acres of water and 30 miles of shoreline, Dead Lake is home to northerns, walleyes, largemouth bass, sunfish, bluegills, crappie, and perch. Accommodations consist of ten fully-furnished lakeside cabins, each with a capacity of four guests. Seasonal and nightly camping are also available on a limited basis.

Address

38034 County Highway 35, Dent, MN 56528

Related activities

To get the most out of your time on Dead Lake, 14-foot fishing boats are available for rent. Motors are 9.9 horsepower and rent for $35 per day or $125 per week. Feel free to bring your own motor.

Related Onsite Offerings

Onsite at Pocahontas Resort is a small with ice, gas, candy, soda, ice cream, and some fishing tackle, as well as live bait and motor gas during the summer season. Cleaning houses are also on the premises for additional convenience.

25 . Red Lantern Resort

Battle Lake, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 451 - 2378

WEBSITE

Escape to the beautiful Otter Tail Lake to the Red Lantern Resort for a fun-filled getaway full of fishing, camping, boating, swimming, and just plain relaxing. Located in West Central Minnesota, in the heart of the "lakes country," Otter Tail Lake spans 13,725 acres. Red Lantern Resort offers all of the things to help make your vacation at the lake an enjoyable one. Overnight accommodations at Red Lantern consist of six individually unique cabins. Onsite at the resort are boats for rent, a large playground for the kids, and a general store for basic necessities. And the shoreline is all natural beach sand!

Address

37804 Eldorado Beach Road, Battle Lake, MN 56515

Extra Stops

Beyond Red Lantern Resort, there are many things to see and do such as Glendalough and Maplewood State Parks, Phelps Mill, flea markets, antiques, specialty shops, Inspiration Peak, tubing on the Otter Tail River, several golf courses, as well as many restaurants worth trying.

Related Onsite Offerings

Paddleboats, stand-up paddleboards, and kayaks are available for use at no charge. Pontoon boats, fishing boats and motors, and a canoe are available to rent. Dockside gas service is available for added convenience. Other resort amenities include volleyball, bocce ball, croquet, and horseshoes.

26 . Sand Bay Resort

Battle Lake, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 864 - 5244

WEBSITE

Sand Bay Resort is a historic Otter Tail County lakeside resort located off the shores of West Battle Lake. With well-appointed cabin rentals, the resort offers the perfect Minnesota lakes getaway whether you prefer relaxing by the lakeside, reading a book, fishing, or hearing the call of the loons. During your Sand Bay Resort stay, Sand Bay Resort, you can use the paddle boat, kayaks, canoe, and fun bug for free! A week's itinerary at Sand Bay Resort may consist of fishing, hiking, birding, and swimming. The Battle Lake area also has many other activities to enjoy including: bowling, horseback riding, golfing, kayaking, taking a stroll through the unique shops, or going to a movie. Boat rentals for fishing or family outings during your stay are also available. All of this can be done during your relaxing vacation at this stunning Minnesota vacation destination.

Address

405 Washington Avenue North, Battle Lake MN 56515

Highlights

Each cabin boasts its own 13-inch color television with cable hook-up, gas stove, refrigerator and freezers, microwave, coffee pot maker, and toaster. All bedding is supplied along with your cookware, eating utensils, and place settings.

Getting there

Sand Bay Resort is accessible by I-94 or MN Hwy-10 via MN-78. Travel north from I-94 and south from MN Hwy-10. The resort is located on West Battle Lake.

27 . Shady Grove Resort

Ottertail, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 356 - 7644

WEBSITE

Shady Grove Resort offers families rest and relaxation on the vast and picturesque Rush Lake. The Otter Tail area's golf courses and specialty shops are also close by. The resort’s in-ground heated swimming pool, along with poolside massages, will fully rejuvenate you. Overnight accommodations range from luxury condos or cottages, offering the idyllic lakeside setting to relax while on your vacation! With luxuries featuring a cozy lodge with a fireplace, games, a sandy beach, playground, and numerous boat rentals, Shady Grove is no ordinary Minnesota lakes getaway. Plan your next Minnesota lakes family retreat today.

Address

35686 Rush Lake Loop, Ottertail, MN 56571

Getting there

About three hours northwest of the Twin Cities, Shady Grove Resort is accessible via I-94-W. Exit off MN-78 and travel north for approximately 40 miles to Rush Lake Loop.

Related Onsite Offerings

For travelers with their own "homes away from home," Shady Grove Resort has RV sites with full hook-ups with water, sewer and 30amp electricity, as well as cable hook-ups and wireless Internet.

28 . Silver Sage Guest Ranch

Clitherall, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 864 - 8007

WEBSITE

Silver Sage Guest Ranch is a private ranch located in middle of Minnesota's 'lakes country' that offers a truly unique experience for its guests. Boasting a community of well-trained horses, Silver Sage hosts day camps, week camps, family camps, Boy Scout and Girl Scout Camps, horseback riding, and trail rides. Well-maintained camp grounds are available for overnight camping. Silver Sage's campgrounds provide guests the opportunity to experience the great outdoors, and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. While not horseback riding, feel free to fill your days by swimming or fishing. Or, opt to just relax at the private lake set back in the beautiful oak trees and serene view of Otter Tail County.

Address

15381 410th Avenue, Clitherall, 56524

Extra Stops

Aside from the ranch, there are seven golf courses and two mini golf courses in the area, making for a good reason to bring your clubs. You also will find an abundance of wonderful birds, wildlife, and scenic beauty in this region.

Entrance fees

Rates are $30 per night for camping, $10 per night for electric service. Open horseback riding is $20 per hour.

29 . Spruce Lodge Resort

Dent, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 758 - 2922

WEBSITE

Located in Dent, Minnesota, Spruce Lodge Resort is a family resort on the beautiful Star Lake. Accommodations include eight modern cabins, each equipped with a deck located just a stone's throw from the lake. All cabins are fully-equipped for light housekeeping, includes microwave ovens and coffee makers. Spruce Lodge Resort is open each year from fishing opener to Labor Day. Star Lake is an ideal fishing haven with a large variety of game fish from walleye, northern, bass and crappie, to bluegill and bullheads. Sandy shores line the 4,500 lake, along with many sheltered bays and islands.

Address

32065 380th Street, Dent, MN 56528

Getting there

Located on the south shore of the main body of water, 14 miles east of Pelican Rapids, or 15 miles west of Perham, on Highway 108, then 2 miles south on County Road 41, then left on gravel road 1 mile. OR turn left off of I-94 at the Dalton exit., 25 miles north on County Road 35 to the end of Dead Lake, turn left 5 miles on County Road 41, then turn right on gravel 1 mile.

Fun facts

Star Lake Area: 4,721.00 acres. Littoral Area: 2,813.00 acres. Maximum Depth: 94.00 feet. Water Clarity: 11.50 feet.

30 . Sunset Bay Resort

Richville, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 758 - 2080

WEBSITE

Located in Richville, Minnesota on the pristine Dead Lake is Sunset Bay Resort. It resides on 15 secluded wooded acres and 550 feet of clean sugar sand beach. Sunset Bay offers eight cabins that have fully-equipped kitchens and private bathrooms, and four campsites with electric and water hookups. A spectacular swimming beach, boat launch, game room, fish cleaning house, small store, and shower house are available onsite. Dead Lake has a reputation for excellent fishing, teeming with walleye, largemouth bass, northern pike, crappie, bluegill, and sunfish. Come enjoy what even the state's DNR has named "one of the best all-around fishing lakes in Otter Tail County."

Address

38274 County Highway 44, Richville, MN, 56576

Extra Stops

The surrounding area offers numerous golf courses, horseback trail rides, bike trails, a movie theater, a community recreation center, museums, the weekly Perham International Turtle Races, the Turtle Fest in June, the East Otter Tail County Fair in July, plus many antique and specialty shops. Maplewood State Park, Glendalough State Park and Inspiration Peak are also not far from Sunset Bay.

Fun facts

Dead Lake spans over 7,900 acres with depths over 60 feet. More than 80 percent of the lake has a depth of 15 feet or less. It offers over 36 miles of lakeshore and varied structure.

31 . Swan Lake Resort

Fergus Falls, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 697 - 4626

WEBSITE

Come experience the lakes of Minnesota at their finest at Swan Lake Resort in Fergus Falls. Listen to the cry of the loons, gaze at the majesty of a Bald Eagle in-flight or hike through the peaceful woods of the resort's 18 acres, there's something for everyone. Swan Lake Resort also offers pet-friendly accommodations. Overnight accommodations at Swan Lake Resort include five cabins, 13 campsites, with and without electricity, and one group camping area -- all with individual picnic tables and fire rings. Families can enjoy access to a sandy swimming beach with kayaks, canoes, and paddleboats, as well as a game room, yard games and a playground for the kids. Whether you're seeking a quiet or active lake getaway, Swan Lake Resort has it all!

Address

17463 County Highway 29, Fergus Falls, MN 56537

Dates and Times

Swan Lake Resort operates seasonally from May 1st through October 1st. Cabins are rented on a weekly basis from June to August. Shorter stays are available in May through early June and mid-August until October 1st.

Related Onsite Offerings

Fishing boat and pontoon rentals are available to Swan Lake Resort guests; kayaks, canoes, and paddleboats are complimentary. Fishing tackle, night crawlers, ice, snacks, basic groceries, ice cream, pizza, and SLR clothing available in our store. Unleaded gas and motor oil are also available.

32 . The Lodge on Otter Tail Lake

Battle Lake, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 334 - 3679

WEBSITE

The Lodge on Otter Tail Lake offers a classic Minnesota family vacation on the lake of its namesake. Known for walleye, Otter Tail Lake is also abundant with jumbo perch, crappies, and large northern pikes. Prime fishing occurs both early and late in the season, and boats are available to rent. Guided services are also available. The resort's sandy beach offers safe fun for the little ones, while Otter Tail Lake serves up great boating, water skiing, and many other water sports. Away from the water, the resort boasts a lodge and recreation room, which brings entertainment and relaxation for the entire family. Accommodations consist of 14 one-, two-, or three-bedroom cabins.

Address

28525 County Highway 145, Battle Lake, MN 56515

Extra Stops

The Otter Tail County area is great for vacationing. Enjoy visiting the shops nearby in Battle Lake, Perham, Fergus Falls, and many country boutiques. Or take the family on a relaxing tube ride down the Otter Tail River. Golfers can choose from the many area championship golf courses including Thumper Pond and Balmoral.

Related Onsite Offerings

More than merely a lake retreat, the lodge at The Lodge on Otter Tail Lake has a pool table, pinball machines, video games, books, board games, and much more. On cooler days, cozy up in front of the large stone fireplace. For additional convenience, the onsite snack bar serves ice cream, pop, pizza, and candy.

33 . The Otter Lodge

Ottertail, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 367 - 2525

WEBSITE

Whether you are here for a fishing trip, a wedding, or a weekend getaway with family and friends, The Otter Lodge in Ottertail is the place to stay year round! A one-stop destination, The Otter Lodge houses lodging, entertainment, dining, and a liquor store under the same roof. Recently having undergone a facelift, the hotel guarantees a relaxing and comfortable stay in the heart of Otter Tail County. The knotty pine designs, along with the spacious rooms and comfortable beds of the lodge evoke a true "home away from home" feel for guests. Aside from the area's lake, nearby golf courses include Thumper Pond, Lakeside, Balmoral, and Oakwood. To cater to winter adventurers, The Otter Lodge is also located right on the Otter Tail snowmobile trails.

Address

306 North Highway 78, Ottertail, MN 56571

Population

Despite being a popular lakes and golf retreat, the town of Ottertail only has about 580 permanent residents (according to a 2012 population estimate).

Related Onsite Offerings

The Otter Supper Club is the premier restaurant and bar for fine steaks, ribs, seafood, and pasta. The menu also includes delicious burgers, sandwiches and something for the kids. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Nightly dinner specials as well as made-from-scratch soup daily, and house made pizzas with a variety of toppings, there's truly something for everyone on the menu at The Otter!

34 . Thumper Pond Resort

Ottertail, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (877) 294 - 7981

WEBSITE

Located near the shoreline of Otter Tail Lake, our Ottertail resort is a fun-filled resort ideal for family vacations, corporate retreats, weddings and more. Enjoy Thumper Pond’s pristine setting, nestled among 250 wooded acres wher you can find yourself teeing off on a championship18-hole golf course, splashing in an indoor water park,enjoying family-friendly dining, and relaxing in a pampering spa in Northern Minnesota. This is a top vacation destination of all Ottertail resorts, Thumper Pond promises fun for the whole family. Resort accommodations feature 78 spacious suites, each fitted with modern and convenient amenities. With an indoor water park and a scenic golf course onsite, and just take a short drive to explore the surrounding area, Thumper Pond is the premier Otter Tail vacation destination. Located three hours northwest of the Twin Cities, it is remote enough to escape from it all without forgoing convenience.

Address

300 Thumper Lodge Road, Ottertail, MN 56571

Getting there

From I-94:Take I-94 to the Ashby/Barrett exit #77 for MN Hwy. #78. Follow Highway #78 through Battle Lake for 40 miles to Hwy. #108 (Main Street). Take a right and make your first left onto Thumper Pond Drive and a right onto Thumper Lodge Road. From Hwy 10:Take Hwy. 10 through St. Cloud. In Wadena, turn left onto Jefferson Street S/Hwy 71, travel three blocks and turn right on Colfax/Hwy 29 Follow Hwy 29 out of town and take a right onto Hwy. 52. Continue on Hwy 52 until it turns into Hwy. 108. Go through Ottertail City, and take a right on Thumper Pond Drive and a right onto Thumper Lodge Road.

Related Onsite Offerings

Thumper Pond Resort offers seclusion and everything for a complete escape -- a championship 18-hole golf course, Northern Hideaway Waterpark, Willy T’s Tavern & Grill, as well as meeting spaces and available spa treatments.

35 . Twin Lake Landing

Battle Lake, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 495 - 3447

WEBSITE

At Twin Lake Landing, located near the shores of Twin Lakes in Battle Lake, Minnesota, you can enjoy a stay in one of four clean, well-appointed, modern, furnished cottages right on the lake. Or, opt for one of the ten lakeside campsites. Family-owned and operated for two generations and running, this resort offers plenty of fun nearby -- ranging from golf, horseback riding, and shopping. Onsite, feel free to lounge on the sandy beach, take a dip in the lake, cast your line for a fun-filled day of fishing, and much more! For additional convenience, a grocery and supply store is also located onsite. Twin Lake Landing also welcomes pets, making for an escape for the entire family.

Address

34554 County Highway 74, Battle Lake, MN 56515

Dates and Prices

Daily Indoor Minimum: $100 Daily Indoor Maximum: $100 Weekly Indoor Minimum: $500 Daily Camping Minimum: $30 Daily Camping Maximum: 30

Season

The season at Twin Lake Landing extends from fishing opener to October 1st.

36 . Viking Valley Hunt Club

Ashby, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 747 - 2121

WEBSITE

Viking Valley Hunt Club is a membership shooting preserve located in central Minnesota's "heart of the lakes" area in Otter Tail County. With 1,049 of Minnesota's famed 10,000 lakes, this is an ideal location for a wide variety of outdoor activities year-round. Members enjoy a large comfortable lodge filled with all of the amenities one would expect. Members hunt pheasants from September to April, on 8 fields encompassing about 400 acres, as well as having access to docks and pontoons on Lake Jolly Ann and on the private "catch and release" Rask Lake. Viking Valley is home to one of the most challenging and scenic fully automated sporting clays courses in the upper Midwest. Membership at Viking Valley grants access to all the facilities of the club.

Address

36209 County Highway 126, Ashby, MN 56309

Getting there

From I-94, take the Ashby exit (#77). Travel north on Hwy 78 for 13 miles to Cty Rd. 126. Go west one mile on this tar road. Take a right on the Grue Church Road. Take a right on this gravel road and drive 1/2 mile to Viking Valley, 35956 Grue Church Rd.

Related Onsite Offerings

Viking Valley members can enjoy reserved private lodging in a rustic, yet modern main lodge. The lodge has 18 beds in eight sleeping areas, a large central meeting and dining area, a full kitchen, a screened porch with a large BBQ grill, a pro shop for ammunition, and hunting and shooting accessories, and a heated kennel with housing for up to four dogs.

37 . Weslake Resort

Underwood, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 258 - 9056

WEBSITE

Located in the heart of the Otter Tail County in western Minnesota near Fergus Falls, Weslake Resort has everything you want in a lake vacation -- any time of the year. Pick a season and indulge yourself! Schedule your family vacation at one of the most picturesque settings in Minnesota, on a 17 1/2-acre point with a half mile of stunning lakeshore. Fully-equipped accommodations at Weslake Resort consists of eight two-bedroom cabins, a three-bedroom cabin, two deluxe four-bedroom units and the spacious five-bedroom Family Lodge. The surrounding area offers a seemingly endless array of things to do with multiple golf courses, restaurants, museums, Phelps Mill Park, Maplewood and Glendalough State Parks, shopping at farmers markets, boutiques, local festivals, and much more! Also perfect for groups and reunions, the resort boasts meeting and retreat facilities for up to 35 people (with catering available).

Address

28507 County Highway 35, Underwood, MN 56586

Highlights

The following is what Weslake has to offer for your summer vacation package: - Beautiful, clean, sandy beach - Kid's Water Slide - Swim raft - Bongo (Water Trampoline) - Water Fun Bugs - Canoes - Canoe Rentals down the river - Paddle Boats - Hydro-bike - Paddle Wheelers - Life jackets - Bicycles - Lawn Swings - Basketball, Badminton & Volleyball Courts - Horseshoes, Croquet, Bocce Ball - Game room with a Pool Table, Foosball, Pinball, Big Buck Hunter - Color TV/VCR - Laundry - Bonfire - Fishing Dock - Office with Ice Cream, Pop, Candy, Ice, Games,, Books, Movies, and Clothing - Seventeen Acres to Explore

Getting there

Coming from the Southeast on Interstate 94, take exit 67 - turn North on County Highway 35 to Dalton. Follow County Road 35 through Dalton, then Underwood crossing State Highway 210 and continue North 7 more miles to the intersection of County Highway 1. (Tingvold Lutheran Church and Barnhard Arts on this corner) Continue north on County 35 to West Lost Lake, approximately 1/2 of a mile. Look for the Weslake Resort sign, we are on the left side of the road. Coming from the Northwest on Interstate 94, take the first Fergus Falls exit 50 - turn left (East) under the interstate and go to stop sign. Turn left (North) on U.S. Highway 59 and go approximately 3 miles to the little town of Elizabeth. Turn right on County Highway 10 and go east to the second stop sign. You will then turn left on County Highway 1 and go approximately 5 miles to the intersection of County Highway 35. (Tingvold Lutheran Church and Barnhard Arts on this corner) Then turn left and go north on County 35 to West Lost Lake, approximately 1/2 of a mile. Look for the Weslake Resort sign, we are on the left side of the road.

38 . Whispering Pines Resort

Perham, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 452 - 4338

WEBSITE

Since 1947, Whispering Pines Resort on Big Pine Lake has been providing some of the best fishing in Otter Tail County. Most notable for its walleye fishing, plenty of northern pikes, bass, crappies, and panfish also inhabit the lake. Feel free to fish right off the resort's 185-foot fishing dock, or enjoy a day of fishing with your group on our pontoon, via one of the available fishing boat rentals or bring your own. Whispering Pines Resort itself boasts 325 feet of beautiful sandy shoreline with a swimming area stocked with Hydrobikes, paddle boat, and a playground for your family's enjoyment. The rustic and comfortable, modern cabins come equipped with all you need for your ideal "home away from home." Also for additional enjoyment are some of the area's premiere championship golf courses, horseback riding, theaters, churches, fishing guide services, and a wide variety of shopping opportunities and restaurants in the Perham area.

Address

46362 County Highway 8, Perham, MN 56573

Season

Whispering Pines Resort cabin rentals are available from the beginning of May to early October. A minimum two night stay on daily rates apply. Daily rates apply before June 1st and after Labor Day weekend. From June 1st to Labor Day, weekly rates only from Saturday to Saturday.

Getting there

To get there from the Twin Cities, head northwest on MN Hwy 10 all the way to Perham. Then, follow MN-8 north past town and the resort is wedged between Little Pine Lake and Big Pine Lake.

39 . Whispering Waters Resort

Underwood, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 495 - 2552

WEBSITE

Get lost on the shores of East Lost Lake at Whispering Waters Resort! Untainted Minnesota wilderness offers respite while the lake is teeming with fun. Rent a boat and cast off on a fishing expedition, paddle the waters on a canoe, or dive in for a refreshing swim. Soak in the sun on the beach or explore the lush surrounding nature trails. There is no end to the recreation. Exchange recreation for relaxation in one of the five cozy cabins. Enjoy nature's simple splendor or head to the game room for ping pong, billiards, and pinball. The resort's recreation area features a playground, horseshoes, a volleyball net, and more. Activities are always just around the corner at Whispering Waters Resort!

Highlights

East Lost Lake features 501 acres of aquatic adventures! Fish, swim, or canoe this lake, which is connected to Deer Lake through the Otter Tail River.

Related activities

Play miniature golf onsite or head off for the real swing at Pebble Lake Golf Club, Balmoral Golf Course, and Stalker Lake Golf Course.

Related Onsite Offerings

The camper site is lakeside and features electrical hook-ups, a wood patio, and a picnic table.

40 . Wild Walleye Resort

Ottertail, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 367 - 2170

WEBSITE

The aptly named Wild Walleye Resort teems with angling opportunities! Overlooking the 5,300-acre Rush Lake, there's plenty of space to explore. Hook walleye, northern pike, bass, and more on a fishing expedition. For additional aquatic adventures, cool off with a lake swim or kayak the shimmering waters. Catch a tan on the sandy beach. Stay dry hiking or biking through the lush nature trails. After an action-packed day, head back to the resort and soak in the simple life. Enjoy a family picnic amidst the natural splendor. Kids will love climbing around on the onsite playground while everyone can shoot some hoops on the basketball court. And, since Wild Walleye is pet friendly, your four-legged friend can join in on the fun. Explore Minnesota's natural environment!

Address

46463 Boys Shore Rd, Ottertail, Minnesota 56571

Highlights

Head into the heart of the wilderness when you stay at one of the resort's 24 RV sites or one of the campsites. Nature is just around the corner!

Related Onsite Offerings

You don't have to rough it with amenities like a patio, cable television, and a full kitchen!

41 . Wil-O-Wood Resort

Ottertail, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 346 - 6041

WEBSITE

Mother Nature awaits just outside your door at Wil-O-Wood Resort! Overlooking the fish-filled shores of Rush Lake, you'll find a wealth of water activities. Cast off on an angling adventure and reel in walleye, northern pike, sunfish, and more. If fishing doesn't hook you, dive in for a refreshing swim or catch a tan on the sunny shores. Stay dry and hike through the idyllic Minnesota wilderness and spot the breathtaking wildlife. After a day of outdoor adventures, return to the lodge and challenge your family or friends to a game of pool. The little ones can traverse the onsite playground and serve up a game of volleyball. After the sun ducks below the horizon, gather around the fire pit and roast some marshmallows. Come discover your ultimate outdoor vacation destination!

Address

36282 Rush Lake Loop, Ottertail, Minnesota 56571

Highlights

Stretching over 5,300 acres, Rush Lake is an angler's oasis! Reel in walleye, crappies, sunfish, bass, and northern.

Related Onsite Offerings

For those who choose to travel on wheels, the resort offers 21 seasonal RV sites running along the lake shores. You can even request cable television!

42 . Woodlawn Resort

Battle Lake, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (218) 864 - 5389

WEBSITE

An outdoor oasis awaits at Woodlawn Resort! Whether on land or in water, you'll find an array of adventures for all ages. Eight cottages overlook Blanche Lake and showcase 700 feet of shoreline winding along 13 acres of lush woodlands. Set of on the lake for aquatic adventures like fishing, swimming, sailing, and more. If you'd prefer to stay dry, hike or bike through Glendalough State Park's nature trails. The adventure never ends! Kick up your feet and enjoy the secluded splendor in one of the lakeside cottages, which are perfect for every type of vacation. One- to four-bedroom units offer privacy for couples and plenty of space for families. Soak in the scenery from a sprawling cedar deck, fry up some family food on the charcoal grill, or relax on patio chairs. Welcome to your Otter Tail escape!

Address

40080 Blanche Creek Road, Battle Lake, MN 56515

Highlights

Cast your line off your own dock or rent a fishing boat from the resort and head off on your angling adventure!

Related Onsite Offerings

Canoes, kayaks, and paddleboats are available for water-fueled fun while a tennis court, volleyball, and playgrounds provide the on-land entertainment!

43 . Xanadu Island Bed & Breakfast

Battle Lake, Minnesota

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 396 - 9043

WEBSITE

Situated on the sparkling shores of Elbow Lake, Xanadu Island Bed & Breakfast is an outdoor lover's oasis! This spacious, lodge-style bed and breakfast offers something for every type of traveler, from couples to families. Explore this island estate's five acres of lush landscape or cuddle up in the cozy quarters. Massive stone fireplaces and soothing Jacuzzis amp up the relaxation while fire pits and outdoor grills are designed for family bonding. If you're looking for some outdoor adventures, hike through the lush nature trails or set off on the lake for aquatic adventures. Fishing, swimming, and more await you in these beautiful body of water. Frequenters of the fairway can tee it up on more than a dozen nearby golf courses while those content to just relax can soak up the sun on the lakeside shores. This Otter Tail oasis is an island away from ordinary!

Address

35484 235th St, Battle Lake, Minnesota 56515

Related activities

Eighteen nearby golf courses afford you with the opportunity to tee it up at a variety of venues. Showcasing the majesty of rural Minnesota, there's no shortage of scenery.

Fun facts

Xanadu Island was constructed in the 1920s as the summer home of J.C. Jones, a millionaire from St. Louis, Missouri. Xanadu Island was built in the 1920s as the summer home of J.C. Jones, a millionaire from St. Louis, Missouri who fell in love with the area during annual fishing trips.

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