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Top Ten Reasons To Visit Sportsman’s this Summer


Looking for the perfect summer vacation destination? Here are the top ten reasons to visit Sportsman’s this summer!

1.  Excellent fishing and no equipment or experience required!

From the beginner to the seasoned pro, Sportsman’s located in the heart of the walleye capital of the world offers the best fishing around.

2. New Villas

And with a multitude of accommodation options to choose from, including charming lodge rooms, well-equipped cabins, and our new private villas, you’re sure to love everything about Sportsman’s!  Rent these accommodations by the night or the week.

3. Entertainment

Enjoy our live musical entertainment in our bar and restaurant,

4. Indoor Pool 

Stroll along the beach at neartby Zippel Bay State Park, or relax at Sportsman’s indoor pool or hot tub.

5. Awesome Views

Let your worries drift away as you take in the beautiful views and rich history of the area on one of our lake tours.

6. Three Locations

Three locations to choose from: Sportsman’s Lodge located 12 miles north of Baudette, MN, Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge & Sportsman’s Eagle Ridge located on Oak Island near the Northwest Angle of Minnesota.

7. Game Room

Both youth and adults will enjoy our game rooms that feature a variety of games.

8. Three Dining Venues

Great food with great prices, sample all the menus in our 3 dining venues.

9. Area Activities

Whether you are looking to spend time on the water, enjoy a great game of golf, stroll along the beach at the Zippel Bay State Park or shop in local Baudette, there is something for everyone at Sportsman’s Lodges.

10. Lodging and fishing packages starting at only $232 per person! 

So, what are you waiting for? Give us a call at 866-998-7280 or click here to book online.

Sweet Summertime ~ Lake of the Woods, MN



Aaaahhhh! The warmth of summer is finally upon us. The sparkling waters of the lake are dancing with delight today. Hope you can come visit us soon!

We have lots of activity going on at the lodge today.  The painters just finished painting the entire outside of the lodge.  It looks great with a fresh coat of new paint. We also added a brick accent along the dockside and roadside of the lodge along the lodge rooms. Fishing has been great! Lots of nice walleyes are being found this week. The guides are hot on the walleye trail. Check out more information in our fishing report section.

Our entertainment line-up is in full swing in the Sandbar.  Thunderfoot is entertaining now followed by musical entertainment, mostly live bands every weekend through September. The bands play 9pm-1am.  We also have pull tabs, daily drink and food specials and a great view of the Rainy River to watch the boats come in.  Guests have been enjoying the pool and hot tub this week too. The pool depth ranges from 3 feet to 9 feet. Lots of room to swim and relax. The gals in the gift shop just stocked some more souvenirs and clothing this morning. Stop on by for a hot piece of tackle, a walleye whistle, sunglasses, souvenirs and our new summer wear.

When you are in the area, be sure to check out Willie the Walleye, our two ton walleye statue along Hwy 11 in the middle of Baudette. Also enjoy in Baudette, souvenir shops, county museum, the views from the Baudette Bay, the weekly Saturday Farmer’s Market, a movie at the Grand Theater, a coffee at the Smiling Moon coffee shop and Timbermill Park.  Venture east six miles along Hwy 11 and check out the Clementson Rapids and then venture north on Hwy 172 12 miles and 5 miles west on County Rd 8 to Zippel Bay State Park.  Zippel Bay Park has a vast swimming beach and nature trails to enjoy.  Our area also has an 18 hole golf course, thousands of acres of water for boating, fishing and relaxing and much more. Check out all the fun things to do at Lake of the Woods here.