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Lake of the Woods

Northern MN / Lower Ontario
344,227 acres
Max. Depth:
36 ft


Lake of the Woods is a remnant of the ancient Lake Agissiz, straddling the border of the United States and Canada. It is incredibly large and can be considered in two parts: the Canadian side littered with islands, and the United States side, vast and open. The recreational experience is very different between the two, though the activities overlap.

Fish are plentiful, from northern pike and lake perch to muskellunge and bass. Getting a fishing boat to the water is fairly easy by way of the many rural roads leading right to the water.

To really explore Lake of the Woods you'll need a houseboat rental. There's really no better way to claim a private island, or islands, for the duration your vacation while still having creature comforts like a bed and a kitchen. Gill's Morson marina has lots of classic houseboat styles, great for anything from a small fishing trip to a large family expedition.

Tour Companies

  • Nationwide Lakes
  • Boating, Houseboating
  • 888-454-8825

Houseboat Vacations If you've never taken a houseboat vacation before, you don't know what you're missing. Houseboating is a fun and easy way to explore the unique waters of North America. We pride ourselves on our commitment to working with our customers to help make their trip the best it can be.


Smallmouth Bass
Black Crappie
Yellow Perch
Northern Pike
Fishing Methods:
Spinner and Crankbaits,Spoons,Trolling with Deep-diving Lures


Northern MN / Lower Ontario
344,227 acres
Max. Depth:
36 ft
Water Access:
5 Public Concrete/Asphalt Access Points


Water Features
  • Boat Ramp
  • Toilets
  • Campground
Water Activities
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
Water Services
  • Bait Shop
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fuel Available
  • Motorboat Rentals
  • Personal Watercraft Rentals

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