Lake of the Woods MN is FROZEN!

Category: press release

 Nov 29th, 2013 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Nov 29th, 2013 at 12:00 AM


The Lake is FROZEN! 
We have ice on the lake! Ice fishing is just within our reach as ice continues to build. As of Nov. 26th, 4 Mile Bay has 5-6 inches and there is 5 inches on the lake walking straight out from Pine Island. Water clarity in shallow water looked good.  Morris Point has 6-7″ on bay and 4-5″ on lake.  Zippel Bay has 5-7 inches with 3-4 inches on the lake out about a half mile to 15 feet. Arnesen’s Rocky Point has frozen over, but there is still a bit of visible water on the lake. Some resorts hoping to have snowmobile and ATV trails out on the ice within the next week shallow fishing. Important…Remember to utilize resorts and marked trails on the ice.  Do not venture off of trails.  Use proper safety gear.  Safety first.

The Rainy River is frozen and holding snow, but with a strong current is still spotty in most spots. Water is still visible on some parts of the river. Clementson Bay has 2-3 inches of ice.

Up on the NW Angle, the inlet now hold 4-6 inches of ice. The lake holds ice as far as the eye can see. For the latest ice updates, follow Lake of the Woods Tourism  on Facebook.  For lodging info.

Know Your Limits and Stay Safe on the Ice!

A nice tool to find availability at Lake of the Woods is the lodging availability finder.  Enter dates, how many people and what part of the lake you want to stay and an email is automatically sent to resorts, hotels and lodging operators in the part of the lake.  For everything else Lake of the Woods, explore the Lake of the Woods Tourism website.

NEW!  Use the Lodging

 Availability Finder

Ice fishing, sunset, Arnesen's fish house.
Ice fishing typically starts at Lake of the Woods in early or mid December.  The time to plan your adventure is now.

For a list of Lake of the Woods resorts, Click Here

If you are looking to book lodging at Lake of the Woods and don’t feel like calling around or it is last minute, try our lodging availability finder.  Simply enter in what part of the lake or river you want to stay, how many people and dates.  Your request is emailed to all the lodging facilities in the geographic region you choose.  Resorts will respond back to your email with availability.

Check out our  LODGING page to search out different lodging options and a list of amenities.

Like Us

for up to date info

Facebook Fans, enjoy pictures, videos, area events, ice conditions, current fishing reports and more on Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau’s Facebook page. 

Click Here to check out the official Lake of the Woods Tourism Facebook page, and then  click Like.

Snowmobile Trails will be

 Opened Soon!

Lake of the Woods has literally hundreds of miles of beautiful groomed and staked trails. Check out our website for trail maps in LOW!

Decide what part of the lake you want to stay, lodge room or cabin and make your plan!  Let us know if we can assist.  Call us at (218) 634-1174 or email at [email protected].

Rent a Sleeper House and

 “Be One” with the Ice!

Lake of the Woods is the Ice Fishing Mecca.  Whether you are visiting with family, business trip, or a weekend with friends; there is a resort, lodge, cabin, hotel or sleeper fish house that fits your needs.
Rent a heated and comfortable day house or sleeper house.   Travel from a heated resort, to a heated track rig or bombardier, right to a heated fish house with the ice holes already punched.

Or stay on the ice! Many resorts and businesses offer sleeper fish house options so you never miss the bite! Snowmobile trails and even plowed ice roads are available to drive yourself with a portable fish house or just to drill a hole and fish.
Ice season runs from early/mid December all the way through March! Businesses are already taking reservations so call today!  Click Here for list of resorts, hotels and sleeper fish house providers.

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