Top Summer Fishing Retreats
High Hampton Resort
Cashiers, North Carolina
A private 35-acre lake in a serene mountain setting serves as your angling oasis at High Hampton Resort. Since Hampton Lake is private, anglers aren't charged any fee. Fishers can reel in rainbow trout, bass, and bream on the sparkling lake shores. Additionally, fly fishing schools are available daily and are held on a small, stocked pond. You'll find even more angling adventures off-site. Cashiers is in the heart of some of North Carolina’s best trout fishing streams and is a part of the Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail. If you're not familiar with the area, High Hampton is happy to arrange a guided fishing outing to nearby rivers and streams for brook, brown, and rainbow trout. Afterward, shack up in one of the Inn's rooms, suites, or cottages and soak in the Blue Ridge Mountain views.
1525 Highway 107 South, Cashiers, North Carolina 28717
The Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail features 15 of the best fly fishing waters in the Great Mountains. Reel in the brook, brown, and rainbow trout!
When you're not fishing, hike through the ruggedly beautiful mountain trails, tee off on the onsite golf course, or serve up a game on the tennis courts!close
Mission Springs Resort
Mission Springs Resort is a superb destination for anyone interested in authentic midwest fishing!
And you won't have to go far to find that authentic fishing- just cast off the dock and you'll quickly feel a nibble! If you'd like to get a little closer, take one of Mission Springs' rowboats out and cruise the shoreline. The diverse array of species you can catch from includes (but is not limited to) bass, Northern Pike, perch, and even Walleye. You cozy accommodations and the resort's superior hospitality are just the cherry on top!
30175 Mission Springs Rd, Ashland, WI 54806
The resort has four cottages surrounding the Lake House. Each place is pleasantly spaced so you have your privacy, and there are multiple private beaches!
The lodge is just a short distance from hiking, snowmobile/ATV trails, and public hunting in the Chequamegon National Forest.close
Pitlik's Sand Beach Resort
Eagle River, Wisconsin
Dreams of hooking that monster muskie come true at Pitlik's Sand Beach Resort! Located on the fish-filled shores of Sand Lake (which is one of five lakes on the Sugar Camp Chain), the fishing is so good here that you'll be reeling. Aside from muskie, this 949-acre lake is teeming with walleye, northern pike, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and panfish. Each year, fishers can register for the Greater Wisconsin Muskie Tournament and see how their trophy catches stack up. Bring your own boat, as the lake features a private boat launch and the resort offers boat slips. Stay on shore and cast off the docks or just explore the natural splendor. Bike or hike through the wandering woodlands of pine, maple, birch, and oak trees. After a fun-filled day grab a bite and drink at restaurant and taproom and swap fishing tales. Angling adventures abound here!
4833 Sand Beach Drive, Eagle River, Wisconsin 54521
The Sugar Camp Chain of Lakes features Sand, Dam, Stone, Echo, and Chain Lake, all of which offer fantastic fishing!
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The resort offers one 14-foot aluminum fishing boat and 7-horsepower motor that they rent on a first-come basis, but there are also plenty of nearby boat and equipment rental options.close
Estes Park, Colorado
Get hooked on Colorado fly fishing at Aspen Winds! Located on the banks of Fall River, you can cast your line for plentiful rainbow trout. Rocky Mountain National Park also offers spots for both catch-and-release and catch-and-keep! Whether you are an avid fisherman or just a beginner just learning to cast that line, Estes Park has some type of fishing to meet your expectations and desires. When you're not reeling in the trout, enjoy a wealth of wilderness adventures! whitewater rafting, horseback riding and climbing here; this is also a terrific place to just relax, enjoy nature or visit Estes Park for a round of golf, shopping and fine dining. Amidst the tall spruce, aspen, and fir trees you can relax in a luxurious one- or two- bedroom suite with features like a breakfast bar, cozy fireplace, and more. Experience fishing at its finest!
1051 Fall River Court, Estes Park, Colorado 80517
Surrounding peaks include Crosier Mountain, Lily Mountain, and Round Mountain, plus the majestic Roosevelt National Forest.
The resort is one mile from the Fall River Entrance of the spectacular Rocky Mountain National Park, and a world of horseback riding, boating, fishing, and much more!close
River Point Resort & Outfitting Co.
The fishing is always on point at River Point Resort & Outfitting Co.! You're sure to reel in stringers of trophies on Birch Lake, which was recently rated the number two walleye lake in Minnesota. Fish the bays and coves of its more than 6,000 acres with a guide or on your own. River Point has a full-service marina, seven dock sites, and complimentary fishing seminars to enhance your angling experience. There's much more than fishing here, too. Fresh Northwoods air, pristine waters, starry skies and the scent of pine trees set the scene for days spent hiking, paddling, boating, or taking memorable trips to the Boundary Waters, outfitted by River Point. End active days in the comfort of a luxurious lakefront vacation home cabin, villa, or chalet with a fireplace and whirlpool. Angling and adventures unite!
12007 River Point Road, Ely, Minnesota 55731
River Point sits on a beautiful peninsula on the shores of Birch Lake. Ninety percent of its surrounding land is undeveloped, an incredibly pristine body of water that stretches for more than 6,000 acres.
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Enjoy a rustic yet refined stay in the Northwoods! With knotty pine walls and amenities like fully stocked kitchens and lots of space, you'll find everything you're looking for!close
The White River Inn
Uncover your summer fishing fantasy at The White River Inn! You'll be hooked on all the angling options, which range from guided trips to solo excursions. Famous for tremendous trout fishing, the White River's waters are inhabited by world-record brown trout and other exceptional species like rainbow, brook, and cutthroat. As a tail water, the White River is truly a fly-fisherman’s dream with different types of water, from long deep pools to shallow, oxygen, and food rich riffles. You're not likely to find a better Arkansas angling experience! This secluded sanctuary is located on 31 acres of unspoiled natural splendor. It's an ideal escape for outdoor enthusiasts, fishermen, or couples in search of romance. They inn offers five luxurious guest suites with a variety of sleeping arrangements. Each guest room features a private entrance, custom made furniture, and fireplaces. After you wake up feeling rested and rejuvenated, enjoy a delicious country breakfast before you set out on a guided fishing trip or sightseeing excursion in the area. Come enjoy a "reel" fishing retreat!
924 County Road 174, Cotter, Arkansas 72626
The Rainbow Bridge, now listed on the National Register of Historical Places, is not far from the Inn. In addition, you won't want to miss a chance to visit the Wolf House, considered to be the oldest log house in the entire state.
Whether its the sheen of trout rushing through the river or the rustling green leaves of the surrounding forests, staying at the White River Inn is like stepping back to a simpler, slower, and more peaceful time!close
Jackson's Lodge and Log Cabins
For a peaceful and relaxing vacation experience, there's no better place than Jackson's Lodge and Log Cabins. Resting on the shores of Wallace Pond in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, this exceptional destination welcomes families, friends, and couples alike.
Beautiful Wallace Pond is just steps away when you stay at Jackson's Lodge. Spend your days exploring the gentle waters on a fishing trip that can't be beat. Bask in the views of the Northeast Kingdom as your cast your line! No matter if you're an expert angler or new to the sport, you're sure to have an exceptional time here on your next vacation!
213 Jackson Lodge Rd., Canaan, Vermont 05903
Get close to nature on your next Vermont vacation! When you stay at Jackson's Lodge and Log Cabins, you're surrounded by the natural beauty of the Northeast Kingdom region. At the lodge you'll find Wallace Pond just outside your door. Explore the pond with a complimentary kayak and bask in the incredible views at your leisure. For even more adventure, hit the local trails!
This exciting destination lets you escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with your loved ones in a variety of ways. You will love splashing around at the beach or playing a game of volleyball.close
Hochatown Country Lodge
Broken Bow, Oklahoma
Attention all fishermen! Hochatown Country Lodge proclaims to have to the finest fishing in all of Oklahoma. Come this summer and see if they're telling the truth!
Combining the convenience and economy of a motor inn lodge with the luxury of a cabin or mountain lodge, Hochatown Country Lodge is ideal for the outdoors-inclined family. Its breathtaking scenery, charming amenities, and truly outstanding American-style service make for a tempting package for anyone, but it's the fishing that keep 'em coming back. Trout fishing from the Mountain Fork River and sport bass fishing above the dam on Broken Bow Lake are lucrative and fun pastimes for all, and Hochatown Country Lodge is ideally located to take advantage of both locations.
6613 U.S. 259, Broken Bow, OK 74728
The lodge is only 5.5 miles from Hochatown State Park.
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Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a game room and a meeting room with a full kitchen.close
Wild Fox Cabins
Wild Fox Cabins is located on the shores of Junior Lake, one of the world-class fishing spots in the entire Northeastern United States! This ideal getaway is perfect for a break from the stress of everyday life.
Junior Lake is considered by world-class anglers to be the premier fishing spot in the Northeastern United States, and Wild Fox Cabins has the only boat ramp. Plan your next fishing adventure on these waters and catch some landlocked salmon and varieties of trout. Rent a boat or bring your own and discover your new favorite fishing spot! You will also find plenty of outdoor space ideal for vehicles, boats, and snowmobiles. And if you're looking for a more affordable way to enjoy Junior Lake, Wild Fox Cabins has seven campsites spots perfect for RV parking and camping.
481 Fox Run, Lakeville, Maine 04487
When you're looking to relax, Wild Fox Cabins offers eight tastefully decorated, brand new log cabins. Each cabin sleeps up to seven people and is perfect for family vacations, reunions, or romantic getaways.
Junior Lake is 3,866 acres of pure, clean spring-fed water and has a maximum depth of 70 feet.close
Beautifully secluded Glenwood Lodge is utterly surrounded by peace, tranquility, and fish-infested water.
Lake Vermilion's sparkling waters make for a fantastic way to spend an afternoon! Cast away and try your luck at landing a walleye pike, northern pike, muskellunge, smallmouth bass, crappies or panfish. Lake Trout fishing is available with an easy portage trip into nearby Trout Lake, as well. There's nothing better than a long, successful day of fishing and then returning to a warm bed!
5266 Mud Creek Rd, Tower, MN 55790
Driving North thru Tower-Soudan on Highway 1 & 169 continue another 9 1/2 miles. At the top of a small hill you will see County Road #408. This is "Mud Creek Road". Follow this road to the end, about 9 miles, and you are at Glenwood Lodge.
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There's also a bar with frozen pizza, beer, ice cream, candy bars, snacks, and pop.close
North Star Lake Resort
Popularly known as "the gem of Minnesota family resorts", after a stay at North Star Lake Resort you'll simply know it as the best fishing resort you've ever been to!
With the backdrop of beautiful North Star Lake, it'd be tough for any resort to fail. But North Star isn't just any resort: it's the premier one, especially when it comes to fishing. There are oodles of muskies, lunker walleye, largemouth bass, and sunfish eager to bite, and the staff experts can show you exactly where to find them. Meanwhile, your family can relax amidst the beauty and solitude of Minnesota's great Northwoods. All cabins are true "Northwoods Cabins," featuring amenities like fireplaces, air conditioning, and gorgeous lake views. When you're not enjoying its spacious interior, you'll be enjoying the great outdoors! Swimmers, skiers, tubers and sun bathers will love the sandy beach, safe swimming area and the water trampoline. So what are you waiting for, an invitation? Well here it is: come to North Star Lake Resort right now!
37948 N Star Rd, Marcell, MN 56657
The lake is clean and clear with a maximum depth of 90 feet.
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The resort also features a free kids activity program that is not only educational and FUN, but also entertains the troops while allowing mom & dad to take advantage of some well-earned rest and relaxation.close
Cabin O'Pines Resort & Campground
For splendid lakeside accommodations, Cabin O'Pines is everything your family could ever want- and more!
This splendid Northern Minnesota retreat is ideal for rustic family getaways! Choose a beautiful cabin, get settled in, and then hit the lake for what Cabin O'Pines has made its name on- incredible fishing! Pelican Lake's 54 islands and 12,000 acres of navigable water give guests stupendous manuverabliltiy, Pelican Lake is large enough to always find new spots, but small enough to feel safe and not lost or overwhelmed. Sand, gravel, rock reefs, and many weed beds are home to northern pike, walleye, crappie, bluegill, largemouth and smallmouth bass. When you return, spend some time in the wood stove sauna or fishing off the 500′ main dock!
4378 Pelican Rd, Orr, MN 55771
There's a total of ten cabins on the property!
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The wing sections of the dock are connected at the center to a 24’X40′ floating deck, which is perfect for lounging, fishing, or just watching sunsets.close