Resort Activities & Amenities
8 HP Motors (Available to Rent)
22ft, 50H.P. Pontoon (Available to Rent))
Gas and Oil
Fishing Tackle and Bait
Snacks and Souvenirs
Fish Cleaning House
Stand Up Paddle Boards
Inflatable Teeter Totter
Inflatable Climbing Rock
Puzzles and Board Games
Books and Magazines
Swimming Beach & Lake
Our 500′ sandy beach has it all: kayaks, paddleboards, paddleboats, hydro-bikes, a canoe and an enclosed swimming area with a raft, inflatables, and lounge chairs to help you soak up the sun. Treat your family to a special outing on our pontoon, or learn the “J” stroke while canoeing. Ride the fastest human powered watercraft, the hydro bike, and cruise 10 mph across the water.
Fishing Long Lake
Each cabin includes free use of our non-motorized fishing boats. Long Lake is 408 acres and has a depth of 60 feet with an abundance of structure to create an environment for fish to thrive. We have Bass, Crappie, Walleye, Northern and Sunfish with early Spring until mid to end of June being the prime time for fishing but fish can be caught year round.
In addition to Long Lake there are 412 lakes within 25 miles to keep you busy with all types of fish including muskie. Adventure onto a different lake every day and explore the diversity of lakes in the area.
Brad Laabs, is a great fishing guide and has taken many groups out from the resort. He knows the lakes in the area and will put you on the fish.
Detroit Lakes Area Activities
The Detroit Lakes Community Center
A full service health club which includes an indoor pool, waterslide, indoor playground, basketball, racquetball courts, walking and jogging track, free weights, stabilized fitness equipment and cardiovascular machines.
Shooting Star Casino, BMX Track Racing, Horseback Riding, Tubing down the Ottertail River, Holmes Theatre, Mini Golf, Restaurants, Shopping, Shady Hollow Flea Market
Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge
Festivals and Events
Detroit Lakes is home to some popular annual events such as:
- Festival of birds
- Street Faire at the Lakes
- Water Carnival
- Art in the Park
- WE Fest, a country music festival
- Pine to Palm
- Dick Beardsley 1/2 Marathon
- Learn about more events on the Detroit Lakes Calendar
Enjoy 412 Area Lakes
Water beckons you to swim, ski, scuba dive, cast a line for a fish, or tour a lake on a slow-moving pontoon. Even for Minnesotans, Detroit Lakes has a lot of water recreation.
Miles of Trails for Hiking and Biking
Trails beg to be hiked – or biked. Clean inviting beaches promise a lazy day in the sun. Or if you’re so inclined, take a mile-long hike on the sugar sand beach of Detroit Lakes. Within an hour from Detroit Lakes you can explore three Minnesota state parks and a state forest.
Detroit Lakes is Good for Groups
Whether you’re planning a family reunion, a weekend getaway or a corporate meeting, Detroit Lakes has the amenities you need and want. Come to Detroit Lakes, Minnesota and explore.
Event Calendar & Local Info
It seems like there is always something going on in the Detroit Lakes Area. Please go to the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber web site for an up to date calendar of events. Find out what interests you and give us a call to make your reservations. Please go to http://www.visitdetroitlakes.com calendar for complete listing.
Detroit Lakes Area Golf Courses
Escape to the Golf haven of Northwestern Minnesota. Detroit Lakes has 9 championship golf courses so your hardest decision will be which course to play.
Detroit Country Club
The Detroit Country Club is a 36-hole golf facility that features the Par 71 Pine to Palm Course and the par 64 Lakeview Course. The courses are located five miles south of Detroit Lakes on Hwy 59 in the beautiful North Central lake region of Minnesota. The two courses are bordered by Lake Sallie to the North and Lake Melissa to the South. Two for the price of one all day Mon., Tues., and Thurs., or after 2:00pm Fri., Sat., and Sun. Not valid on holidays
Wild Flower at Fair Hills
From the moment you set foot on Wildflower, you’ll realize this is a special place to play the game of golf. Designed by Joel Goldstrand, one of the premier golf course architects in the Midwest, the course’s distinctive “Prairie Links” design is unique in Minnesota. Golf digest rated 41/2 stars (one of only eight courses in Minnesota) Stay anytime and get a 20% discount off regular green fees during main season. Also 2 for 1 after 1PM.
Forest Hills offers an 18 hole Championship Golf Course. The course was designed to accommodate golfers of all levels. Gentle rolling hills, oak forests and natural wetlands all contribute in making this one of the most beautiful courses in Northern Minnesota. The scenic view promises to make this a truly memorable golfing experience. A practice range and putting green are also available.
Thumper Pond, located in the “Heart” of Minnesota’s lakes country, is the perfect place to get away and relax! Play an exciting round of golf then dine at Willy T’s Tavern or relax and pamper yourself at the Serene Woods Spa. All this and more waiting for your enjoyment!
Balmoral Golf Course
A classic since 1961, Balmoral Golf Course has been a favorite of residents and visitors to the Ottertail Lake Area for 50 years. The course sits on the southeast side of Ottertail Lake in west central Minnesota. Balmoral is in the heart of Ottertail County, home to over 1,000 of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes. The 18 hole, par 72 course is known for having the best greens in Ottertail County. Get 18 holes and a cart for $39.99 with resort coupon.
This is a 9 hole par 36, 3023 yard course. Located 4 miles East of Detroit Lakes. Two people play for the price of one.
Rock’n Waters Mini Golf
Located just a 1/2 mile from the resort is an extreme miniature golf course in Detroit Lakes MN. The course features beautiful landscaping, great elevation changes, a waterfall and one of the greatest course layouts in which you will ever experience. This is a terrific addition that brings fun and enjoyment for the entire family.