Fish the Legendary Waters of Northwest Minnesota
There are many great resorts in the area, including Kohl’s Resort on Big Turtle Lake. The resort is nestled in the pines and birch of Buena Vista State Forest. Big Turtle Lake is 1,400+ acres on a clear five-lake chain. You’ll be telling great stories about your fishing trip here.
Leech Lake offers multispecies fishing, so there’s always something waiting to bite your hook. Midsummer, go on the ultimate fish hunt for some very active muskie. The lake also provides the opportunity to bring some great walleye and other species into your boat. You’ll find fishing and family resorts, and full-service everything-you-want lodging. Don’t miss downtown Walker, with its great restaurants and fun gift shops. Leave time to explore one of Minnesota’s most well-known sporting goods stores.
The Park Rapids Lakes Area is home to more than 400 pristine lakes where fishing can be a daily activity. Walleye, muskie, bass and panfish abound. The area is a great place to bring your family and catch some memories. Visit downtown Park Rapids for some shopping, dining and great community events.
The famed Mississippi River begins its journey at Itasca State Park, just north of Park Rapids. The Itasca Area Lakes resorts and campgrounds can be your headquarters to venture out to multiple area lakes. You can explore on your own, or hire a local fishing guides—you relax, they find the fish for you!
Lake Detroit serves as the center of the 412 lakes in the area. Go after the fish of your dreams: walleye, northern, trophy size muskie, bass, crappies, sunfish, trout, bluegill, perch and rough fish. There are great accommodations in Detroit Lakes, or choose one of the lakeside resorts. When you’re off the water, you’ll find a fun day of activities at local attractions, including a national wildlife refuge.