Besides fishing 🎣, 4 great things to experience in LOTW

When you visit Lake of the Woods you are about as far north as you can get. Located north of the 48th parallel and away from urban light and air pollution, Minnesota’s True North offers up fishing and so much more. Next time you come to visit, check out these additional attractions in the area.

1. Parks

Willie Walleye Park – Home to Willie Walleye, located on international drive overlooking Baudette Bay. The walleye capital of the world mascot is stationed in a picturesque scene.

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Timber Mill park– Only one mile to the east of Baudette. Offers something for everyone with 2 ball diamonds, picnic area, camping, walking track and public access to the Rainy River.

Zippel Bay State Park – Ten miles north of Williams MN. Trails, fishing, birding, camping, and more can be enjoyed in the state park.

Peace Park– Public boat access onto the Rainy River or you may wish to read the informational plaques located inside the park about the 1910 forest fire and Massacre Island.

Lady Slipper Park– Small roadside stop filled with many of your favorite orchids.

Williams Community Park- A Village Park equipped with bathrooms, potable water, picnic shelter, playground, and 10 campsites.

Clementson Rapids– Located only 8 miles away along Highway 11. Great spot for picnics or a fire. In the spring it is a local favorite for sucker fishing.


2. Pools

Indoor– Lake of the Woods has 3 indoor pool locations including, The AmericInn, Lake of the Woods School, and Sportsman’s Lodge.

Outdoor– Outdoor pool locations include Zippel Bay Resort, Cyrus Resort, Ballard’s Resort, and Lake of the Woods Campground.


3. Beaches

Miles and miles of sandy shoreline line our beautiful lake. Beaches can be found at Arnesen’s Rocky Point Resort, Long Point, Morris Point, Zippel Bay State Park, Garden Island State Park, Pine Island, and Angle Outpost.


4. Other Attractions

Golf CourseOak Harbor Golf Course located 9 miles north of Baudette. This beautiful 18 holes, par 72 course offers 2 very different 9’s. One 9 is much more heavily wooded and the back 9 is more open more like a links course. The 19th bar and grill is also a great place to stop for dinner and your favorite beverage.


Please visit Lake of the Woods Tourism for more info.


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