It started out as an idea to “give back” to those who have given and still give so much. The name we chose for the Lake of the Woods Area veteran’s event was “Pay It Forward”. We thought it was appropriate for many reasons. This past August, for the third straight year, 60 veterans converged […]
Ingredients 1/2 lb. Bacon, diced 1/8 tsp. thyme 1/4 cup flour 1/8 tsp. oregano 1/4 cup onion, diced 8 cups chicken broth 1/2 lb. Smoked sausage, cut into cubes 1/4 cup green pepper, diced 1/2 lb. Walleye, cut into cubes 1/2 tsp. garlic 1/8 tsp. cayenne Salt (optional) pepper (optional) 1/8 tsp. white pepper 1-1/2 […]
People visit Lake of the Woods County for the stunning international waters and the breathtaking scenery of Northern Minnesota. Lake of the Woods offers world-class fishing, a hunter’s paradise and a vast array of outdoor recreation. People stay in Lake of the Woods County because of the community. We take pride in our outstanding healthcare […]
Gone are the days when a visitor to Minnesota’s NW Angle who travels into Canada to fish, hunt or have a shore lunch has to travel an extra 16 miles round trip at the end of the day to check back into the United States at an outdated OARS phone. The new solution, which is […]
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.