Are you looking for a great place to stay during your Northwoods fishing vacation? The resorts, lodges, campgrounds and inns below all offer premium service and an authentic up-north experience. These businesses are run by friends of MN Fishing Pros and we heartily recommend them.
With an extremely convenient location just off Hwy 2 in Deer River, this newly-built motel has a large fish cleaning house located right behind the motel next to the boat trailer parking area. White Oak offers 49 spacious, comfortable rooms, a heated pool, a kiddie pool, whirlpool, tanning room, arcade, fitness center, meeting and party room, breakfast area, and a comfortable lobby. Free on-site freezer space is also available for fish storage.
On Big Turtle Lake
Located on one of the area's top small-mouth bass fisheries, Arcadia Lodge on Big Turtle Lake near Bigfork, is open year round and caters to anglers with 21 cabins, motel rooms and reunion lodges that will sleep up to 30 people. Boat & motor rental, gas, oil and bait are available at the resort. Free freezer space and boat launching are available as well.
On Bowstring Lake and Bowstring River
This resort located on the Bowstring River allows angler access to great MN fisheries like Bowstring Lake, Sand Lake, Little Sand Lake and the Bowstring River. With 8 cottages, RV and tent camping sites as well as Bed & Breakfast accommodations - this historic resort offers anglers great amenities like private boat launch, on-site bait, gas & oil sales and boat and motor rentals.
Open year round, this resort offers fishermen and their families access to great fishing on Bowstring lake and comfortable lake-side accommodations with their 9 housekeeping cabins. Anglers appreciate conveniences like boat, motor and lift rentals
On Lake Winnibigoshish
Located on Little Cut Foot Sioux Lake with access to Big Cut Foot and Lake Winnibigoshish, this year round resort is a fisherman’s haven. The Inn offers 13 cabins and one motel unit for rent and great conveniences like a protected harbor, private boat launch, live bait, tackle, gas, licenses, boat and motor rentals.
Anglers and their families can have it all at Eagle Nest Lodge…modern accommodations and great fishing on Lake Winnibigoshish. Located on the north shore of Cutfoot Sioux Lake this 15 cabin resort offers year round angling opportunities as well as amenities like boat, motor and pontoon rentals; gas, tackle and live bait sales; ample dock space and battery charging.
High Banks Resort has a great location on the northeast side of Lake Winnibigoshish in the heart of the Chippewa National Forest. It offers anglers 11 cabins which are open year round, a restaurant/bar and amenities like fish house rentals; boat and motor rentals; gas, oil and live bait sales; and a private boat ramp and daytime dockage.
Little Winnie Resort & Campground
Located just a stone’s throw from Lake Winnibigoshish, Little Winnie Resort is open year round. The resort offers families and fishermen 11 housekeeping cabins and 84 R.V. campsites to choose from. From the resort anglers have immediate access to outstanding fishing on Little Winnie Lake as well as boat, motor, pontoon and spear house rentals and bait, gas and tackle sales.
Northland Lodge Resort & Campground
This fishing and family resort located on Lake Winnibigoshish – one of Minnesota’s premier walleye fisheries – has 12 seasonal cabins and a campground with full RV hookups. Fishermen and their families have made Northland Lodge a Minnesota fishing destination since the early 1920s and appreciate modern conveniences such as boat, motor and pontoon rentals as well as gas, oil and live bait sales.
This angler’s paradise offers 12 housekeeping cabins and 13 campsites and is located just north of the Mississippi River Dam on Lake Winnibigoshish. At The Pines Resort you’ll find everything you need to have a great Minnesota fishing vacation including boat and motor rental, a concrete boat launching ramp, live bait, tackle, gas, oil and individual boat slips.
This resort is situated in a protected bay on Lake Winnibigoshish and offers everything necessary for a great fishing vacation. Tamarack Lodge has 11 year round housekeeping cabins and great “angler amenities” like free boat launching, protected docks, rental boats and motors, pontoon rentals, gas, bait, and dock service.
On Deer Lake
On Sand Lake
This family-friendly resort on renowned walleye fishery Sand Lake, part of the Bowstring Chain, is located north of Deer River and is open year round. The resort caters to anglers with 14 comfortable cabins, many of them new and offering the amenities of home. Boat/motor rental, pontoon rental, gas, oil and bait are available at the resort as well as a stocked lodge. Two new fish cleaning houses, free freezer space and boat launching is available as well.