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FishingLake of the Woods offers some of the best year round fishing you can find. Fish the ice early December to late March, Dive right into River Fishing for Spring/Fall and venture out to Lake for the warm summer bite. You can find Walleye, Northern Pike, Sturgeon, Sauger, Perch and more…
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Outdoor ActivitiesLake of the Woods Area offers year round outdoor activities. Enjoy your winter adventure snowmobiling, cross country skiing or ice fishing. During the summer months we have 100’s of acres of state forest with hiking, ATV trails and multiple campsites. Try one of our many resorts with guided chart fishing, boat rentals, outdoor pools and more!
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2019 World PloughingWelcome to Lake of the Woods, MN, the site of the 2019 World Ploughing Competition.

Lake of the Woods, Minnesota

The Walleye Capital of the World™


Welcome to the official website of Lake of the Woods, Minnesota! The stunning international waters of Lake of the Woods and Rainy River provide some of the best fishing in the world. Anglers flock here year-round in search of that elusive record catch.

The waters near the Northwest Angle & Islands are home to a variety and volume of fish. Walleye and muskie are king here, but exceptional smallmouth bass, northern pike and crappie fishing can be found, too.

The South Shore is home to trophy walleye and northern. During the winter months, anglers can ice fish to their hearts’ content for walleye and sauger during the day or all night long in comfortable condos. Or they can add variety by checking out the hot northern pike action in tip-up and spearing houses.

The Rainy River, which meanders between Rainy Lake and Lake of the Woods, forms a natural boundary between the U.S. and Canada. In the winter, the river holds ice fishermen in toasty houses, while spring heralds a fishing frenzy for pre-spawn walleyes near Franz Jevne State Park.


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