Lake of the Woods

Watching a Lake of the Woods sunrise from a shoreline near Warroad

Fish abound year-round

Nearly one third of this 951,337-acre northwoods lake that drains north to Hudson Bay lies within Minnesota, making it our largest lake. Lake of the Woods offers some of the best year-round fishing you can find. Fish the ice early December to late March. Dive right into fishing the Rainy River in spring and fall. Venture out to lake for the warm summer bite. You'll find walleye, northern pike, sturgeon, sauger, perch and more.

Lake management

Lake of the Woods has a new management plan, which was developed with input from the public and a select group of citizens.


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