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Lake of the Woods, MN

A walleye fishing mecca, Lake of the Woods is the place to catch both quantity and quality year round. In addition to excellent walleye fishing, the lake also has good populations of bass, crappie, sunfish, perch, muskie and pike.

Ice fishing in winter can deliver nice stringers from this 950,000-acre lake on the northern border of the state. During the warm seasons, fishing enthusiasts are treated to about 65,000 miles of shoreline to explore. Fishing from the bank is often very productive, but boats allow anglers to reach considerably more water and find schools of fish. A couple marinas, several boat launch ramps, plenty of camping, lodging and shopping are all convenient to the lake. Lake Of The Woods is partially in Minnesota, and the balance is in Canada. There is plenty of water to fish within Minnesota, where all you are required to have is a MN fishing license. However, if you intend to fish Canada portion, you’ll need a Manitoba and/or Ontario license. Local fishing guides offer a variety of boating and ice fishing packages throughout the year.

Fishing Boats For Rent In Minnesota

What to fish for...

Fishing for smallmouth bass, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, yellow perch, muskie, northern pike and sauger at Lake of the Woods in Minnesota.

Primary fish species residing in Lake of the Woods

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Smallmouth bass Black crappie White crappie Walleye Pumpkinseed Sunfish Rock Bass Yellow Perch Muskie Northern pike Sauger

Lake of the Woods Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Arnesen's Rocky Point Resort
Rentals: Fishing boats
218 442-7215

Cyrus Resort
Rentals: Fishing boats
218 634-2548

Sunset Lodge
Rentals: Bass boats and canoes
218 223-8211

Zippel Bay Resort
Rentals: Fishing boats
800 222-2537

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Lake of Woods Campground Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, in Rainy River, off Marina Drive NW, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and gravel parking.

Wheeler's Point Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off State Route 172, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with docks and gravel parking.


Springsteel Resort & Marina
38004 Beach Street
Warroad, MN 56763
218 386-1000

Young's Bay Resort Marina
7600 Youngs Bay Dr NW
Angle Inlet, MN 56711
218 223-8031

Click here for a Minnesota Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lake of Woods Campground - 218 634-1694

Birch Ridge RV Campground - 218 452-8226

Warroad City Campground - 218 386-1004

Young's Bay Resort Campground - 218 223-8031

Ken-Mar-Ke Resort RV Campground - 218 634-2072

Lake of the Woods MN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Lake of the Woods
Lake of Woods Campground
2769 CSAH 32
Baudette, MN 56623
218 634-1694


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