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Lake of the Woods Minnesota

Lake of the Woods Minnesota is a large, clean body of water that features 65 thousand miles of shoreline, over 14 thousand islands and pristine forests and waters.
The Lake is rated world class for both walleye and sauger, and in nearby Zippel Bay there are trophy class northern pike, as well as smallmouth bass and perch.

You can fish shallow waters in spring and fall as well as rock reefs in mid summer and winters in the bay.
Charter boats are available to you year round, and guided boats make it a certainty that you will find what you came for with regard to fishing the waters of Lake of the Woods.

The merchants in the area offer such services as ramps, docks, fish cleaning and freezing, bait, tackle and licenses so that you won’t even need to leave the area to make your trip the best it can be.

Whitetail Deer cross a field near Lake of the Woods

Your visit to Lake of the woods is not going to be complete without hiking the nearly a million acres of wild lands that surround Zippel Bay.
You can hike the state park, which lies bare minutes from the resort areas, and view a hundred attractions that can’t be seen elsewhere.
Loons line the waters of the bay, while while pelicans, osprey, and eagles soar above it.
Mink, deer and ducks, as well as moose and black bear wander the woodlands and if you are very very quiet you may catch a glimpse of some of the more elusive denizens of the forest, the gray wolf.

Night times will see you watching in rapt admiration as the Northern lights display themself for your enjoyment, and the million stars in the clean unspoiled landscape display above the lights.

The Northern Lights are unparalleled in beauty

Birdwatching is also one of the more popular activities in the area, in early spring and summer, with some of the more rare birds sitting for your camera lens.

Summertime also features Sugar Sand Beach for swimming and gives you an amazing picnic area, as well as a floating gazebo and other entertainments in the form of canoe trips, kayaking, paddle boats and small row boats.
For those who are of a more technological mind the area also features lake of the woods casino, game rooms and tennis and playground equipment.

The eerie cry of the loons reverberates over the area

Wintertime in Lake of the woods will offer you snowmobile trails, cross country skiing and log cabin rentals,.

Lake of the Woods, with its hunting, fishing and amazing wilderness is THE place to be summer or winter.
Don’t forget your camera.



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