Top Summer Fishing Retreats
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
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
Ram House Lodge At Mackay Bar
Welcome to Ram House Lodge At Mackay Bar in Riggins, Idaho, where fishing is practically a way of life.
Ram House Lodge has an ideal location that puts you along the banks of the Lehmi Creek and minutes from other local rivers and lakes where you can cast your line. Join a world-class guided steelhead trip, or enjoy fly-fishing for rainbow trout. They also offer some of the best fall salmon trips out on the Salmon and Snake Rivers! You're sure to find an experience that's just right for you. Their cozy accommodations offer everything you're looking for in a peaceful wilderness retreat, complete with modern touches to make you feel right at home. At Ram House Lodge, enjoy a wild outdoor adventure destination that you won't soon forget!
Painter Mine Rd, Riggins, ID 83549 US
The surrounding Frank Church Wilderness offers rugged landscapes prime for exploration. Hop aboard one of Ram House Lodge's jet boat tours to discover the best spots and hike through the thick forested paths.
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The Ram House includes amenities such as gourmet meals, transportation by jet boat or ATV to historic sites both on property or in the wilderness, ATV transportation to and from Lodge to Airstrip and several beaches on the Salmon River, and fun games the whole family will enjoy.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
Silver Beach Resort
Founded over 50 years ago as a simple fishing camp, Silver Beach Resort has developed into a family-oriented vacation spot complete with RV Camping and quaint cabins.
Open from spring through early fall, guests have direct access to Waitts Lake where you can enlist in any number of activities. Paddleboards, kayaks, and pontoons are all available onsite for rentals giving you access to traverse the lake and go waterskiing or tubing. However, the most rewarding activity to participate in might just be fishing. The lake covers more than 455 acres and has depths plunging down to 65 feet. Swimming among the relaxing waters is rainbow trout, German brown trout, and largemouth bass among others.
3323 Waitts Lake Road Valley, Wa 99181
Though the cabins are limited, Silver Beach Resort encourages its guests to bring pets along for vacation!
Other things to keep you busy include golf at the nearby Chewalah Golf & Country Club or gambling at the Chewalah Casino.close
Missoula River Lodge
Offering three unique Montana fishing lodge options located on a private riverfront, Missoula River Lodge provides an intimate fishing experience.
The 100-acre ranch is a top destination for many avid fishermen. They specialize in dry fly fishing on the Bitterroot, Clark Fork, Rock Creek, and Blackfoot Rivers that span over 400 miles. With all those options, you’ll be able to fish on a different river every day of your stay. Utilize their fly fishing guides who exemplify the work ethic, patience, and angling talent that has driven their re-booking rate to over 80%. On top of that, over half of the days you’re out, you will not see another boat on the river! Take advantage of their all-inclusive fishing packages and have the fishing experience of a lifetime.
25155 Huson Rd Missoula, Montana 59846
Currently, they are enjoying the golden years on the Missouri river with strong flows, massive insect hatches, and over 7,000 trout per mile.
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If you need a break from fishing, Missoula River Lodge also features spa services, horseback rides, and cooking classes among other things.close
Accessible only by water or air, Northwoods Lodge provides an exclusive setting complete with gourmet meals, fully-appointed cabins, and first-class amenities.
Travel to beautiful Alaska and enjoy a stunning view of Fish Lakes Creek from right outside your guest cabin. Lay back and relax in the onsite hot tub, sauna, or play a game of pool in their game room with your friends and family. However, what many guests real highlights are is fishing. Fishing the wild Alaska rivers offers opportunities to experience nature at its best. Their experienced guides are all CPR and Coast Guard Licensed so you’re getting the real deal. They will be able to assist you in both fly and spin fishing where you’re bound to be so productive that your daily bag limit is almost always achieved. Come join this Alaska fishing lodge for your next summer fishing trip!
P.O. Box 56 Skwentna, Alaska 99667
Northwoods Lodge takes pride in staying green. They have 36 200 watt solar panels that convert power into usable air-conditioning and have a composting system for all their natural food products.
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The lodge also offers unique flightseeing excursions where you can see Mt. McKinley, Knik Glacier, and Alaska’s famous brown bears.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
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
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
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
Walters Cove Resort
Kyuquot, British Columbia
Walters Cove Resort is a luxurious fishing lodge, owned by the Kyuquot Checklesaht First Nations. Located on the NW side of Vancouver Island in Kyuquot Sound, their first class, all-inclusive fishing experience for salmon, halibut and bottom fish is a unique adventure.
Walters Cove Resort is proud to provide large, comfortable, 23’ Grady White boats. All of which are equipped with well-maintained 300 HP Suzuki 4 stroke motors and sport a 20 HP Suzuki kicker to provide an exhaust free, reliable fishing excursion. After your catch has been weighed, recorded and photos are taken, your fish are cleaned and filleted as soon as they come to the dock. Walters Cove complete service gives you the opportunity to bring your catch home. This small, intimate lodge holds a maximum capacity of only 18 guests which allows exceptional customer service. A full breakfast buffet awaits each morning, homemade soups, freshly baked snacks, fresh fruit, and even packed lunches for the boat, are offered to keep you going throughout the day.
Walters Island Kyuquot BC, British Columbia V9W 8C9
If you need a little break from fishing, take out one of the resort's paddle-boards or kayaks to explore!
In 2015 Walters Cove Resort was awarded the Indigenous Tourism BC Industry Award (formerly Aboriginal Tourism BC) for Outdoor Adventures.close
Cabins at Dale Hollow
This summer, head to the beautiful wonders of Tennessee to experience the fishing vacation of a lifetime!
Stay with Cabins at Dale Hollow and enjoy the close proximity to the sparkling waters of Dale Hollow Lake. Located at the Tennessee/Kentucky border, the lake is formed by the damming of the Obey River. It features 620 miles of shoreline and is considered one of the cleanest lakes in the United States, making it an ideal spot for fishing adventures and other recreation options. When you stay with Cabins at Dale Hollow, you'll be close to four nearby marinas at Dale Hollow State Park, Wolf River Resort, Sunset Resort, and Eagle Cove Resort. Whether you're an expert fisherman or new to the game, you are guaranteed to have an exceptional time here. Take out your boat to explore the gentle waters and cast your line for a variety of local fish including trout, walleye, and all kinds of bass. The lake is especially known for its smallmouth bass fishing! No matter what kind of fish you're aiming for, bring your catch back to your comfortable cabin where you can easily cook it up for a satisfying meal at the end of the day. This is Tennessee fishing vacations at its finest!
Cabins at Dale Hollow can arrange for marina slip reservations on a first-come-first-serve basis at the Dale Hollow State Park marina!
If you need a little break from the fishing, then you're in the right place to enjoy plenty of other outdoor activities. The Dale Hollow State Park features beautiful hiking trips you can explore as well as an onsite golf course!
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Cabins at Dale Hollow feature a collection of comfortable accommodations that are perfect for relaxing after a long day on the lake. Featuring modern amenities such as full kitchens, large living rooms, barbecue grills, private decks, and much more, you're guaranteed to feel right at home!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