4 Trophy Fish.
1 Trophy Lake.
“Top 10 bass lake in the U.S.”
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In the winter, look for ice hockey, snow
tubing, skating, snowmobiling, ice fishing
and January’s Ice Fest.
Guests at small and medium-sized
family-run resorts on the Whitefish
Chain of Lakes near Crosslake spend
the day fishing its bays, picnicking or
rustic camping on Big Island, seeking
high-speed thrills, and hanging out at
Moonlite Bay during the annual Antique
and Classic Wood Boat Rendezvous.
Near the Mississippi River, the
McGregor area was part of a historic fur
trade route heading northeast to Lake
Superior. Today’s visitors can choose
from nearly 60 campsites near Big Sandy
Lake at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
campground or lodge at one of the
There’s good fishing to be found on both
Big Sandy and Lake Minnewawa, and
Savanna Portage State Park features four
lakes (one allows swimming) and a river.
The big Lake Mille Lacs is No. 1 in the
country for bass fishing. For a festive
experience, try one of the launch boats
that can accommodate up to 50 people.
Launches include restrooms and guides
to find fishing hot spots, bait hooks and
clean fish—everything a novice might be
The lake is also Minnesota’s most
legendary place to find a posh ice house