Lake of the Woods

In all of Minnesota, one of the truly unique places is the incredibly beautiful area of International waters encompassing Lake of the Woods and Rainy River (The historic Rainy River is the original highway of the famed Voyageurs – it linked the Great Lakes with the northern waterways of Canada).

mayflies at sunset

Imagine a body of water and a wilderness so huge, a lifetime of exploration may not be sufficient to discover it all. Choose from exciting vistas, interesting archeological sites, numerous natural resources, endless opportunities for recreation, captivating cultural experiences, or just relax with soothing sunsets.

All four seasons provide breathtaking scenery, a vast variety of terrain that never seems to duplicate itself, a multitude of flora and fauna and ample availability of rewarding travel experience for everyone. Lake of the Woods, Minnesota can supply you with memories for a lifetime… join us for an unforgettable vacation!

Places to Stay

Canadian Side of Lake of the Woods

Canadian Side of Lake of the Woods

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4 - 5

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located near Rainy River and Four Mile Bay

Located near Rainy River and Four Mile Bay

2 Bedroom, 1Bath, Sleeps up to 6

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Log Home

Unique Log Home Nestled on 9+ acres!

3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath, Sleeps up to 8  (3200 sq. ft.)

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Lake Facts

  • Size: 1727 sq, miles ( 1 million+ acres)
  • Depth: Ave - 26 feet; Max - 310 feet
  • Fish Species: walleye, northern pike, perch, sauger, crappie, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, lake trout, lake sturgeon, whitefish, suckers, and muskellunge
  • Etc,: Over 1 million acres of lake, 14,550 islands and 65,000 miles of shoreline.  Known as the "Walleye Capital of the World"

Fishing Links

Things to see

Bronco Nagurski Museum (International Falls)