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Lake of the Woods Family Fun


When your visiting Sportsman’s Lodge, be sure to check out the local activities and events.

  • Take a picture with Willie the Walleye the 9,852 pound largest Walleye sculpture in the World. Downtown Baudette.
  • Check out the Clementson Rapids. The Clementson rapids are located eight miles east of Baudette on highway 11. The Rapid River, a tributary of the Rainy River, gives visitors a spectacular display in the spring as it empties into the Rainy during peak flowage. The rocky shoreline along the rapids is a beautiful place for a picnic.
  • Fore! Oak Harbor Golf Course is a beautiful 18-hole course located along the Rainy River 8.5 miles north of Baudette on highway 172, 4 miles from Sportsman’s Lodge Rainy River. The course is open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week with cart and club rental available. The course operates from May 1st to November 1st, weather permitting. For more information Click Here.
  • Scenic Drives – Take a drive and explore the Lake of the Woods area. You will enjoy the views of the lake, trees, wildlife, plants and wildflowers.  Many drives also include old homesteads and are great spots to pick wild blueberries in late July and early August. Click here.
  • History – Relive the past at the Lake of the Woods County museum. With a large display area, audio-visual programs, and a comprehensive library – including microfilm of the county newspapers from 1907-1960 – it’s a great way to learn about the far north of Minnesota. Exhibits focus on the geological formation of Lake of the Woods, the natural history of the area, native cultures, the great fire of 1910, commercial fishing, logging, and the pharmaceutical industry. The museum is open from May through September. For more information Click Here.


  • Parks – Lake of the Woods is home to many parks. Paved walking paths, skateboard park, picnic shelters, ball diamond, public boat accesses, historic monuments, and home to Willie the Walleye. Click Here for more information.


  • Local Shopping
    • Sportsman’s Gift & Tackle Shop – main lobby
    • LaValla Antique Store – Hwy 172 1 mi from Sportsman’s Lodge 218-634-2733
    • Noble Drug & Gift – Main Ave Baudette 218-634-1236
    • Fisher’s True Value – Main Ave Baudette 218-634-2868
    • Hometown Hardware – Main Ave Baudette 218-634-3366
    • Outdoors Again Tackle, Guns & Sporting Goods – Hwy 11 Baudette 218-634-3344
    • Noble Radio Shack – Main Ave Baudette 218-634-1989
    • Ronnings Border Bargains Clothing & Gift – Main Ave Baudette 218-634-2088
    • Furniture Gallery – 111 3rd NE Baudette 218-634-3111
    • Floral Expressions Floral & Gift – Main Ave Baudette 218-634-2023
    • The Lighthouse Thrift – 2nd NW Baudette
    • Kaleidoscope Thrift – Hwy 11 Baudette
    • Duty Free Americas – 425 International Dr. Baudette 218-634-9482
    • Baudette Unique Health Spa – Main Ave Baudette 218-634-2007
    • Northern Sports & Machine – Polaris ATV’s, Snowmobiles and Gear 2 mi S of Baudette Cty Rd 1 218-634-1089
    • Johnson Auto – Arctic Cat Snowmobiles, ATV’s and Gear 802 2nd St NW Baudette 218-634-1636
  • & MUCH MORE! Click here