Located in the heart of northern Minnesota, there’s a special place where memories are born. The Ojibwe and early settlers called it Winnibigoshish. Today, locals call it Lake Winnie.
Minnesota’s Lake Winnie (Lake Winnibigoshish) is located in the Chippewa National Forest and surrounded by hundreds of square miles of diverse woodlands, gently rolling hills and lush marshlands, Lake Winnie is comprised of 67,000 acres of clear, pristine water. In fact, it’s the fourth largest lake in Minnesota. Nearly all of its more than 140 shoreline miles are undeveloped, making it a perfect year-round location for a memorable fishing getaway or family vacation. There are many family and fishing resorts, campgrounds, hotels, restaurants and other four season activities and attractions to enjoy. Plus, our resorts and facilities offer the perfect venue for corporate retreats and entertaining clients.
Located only a few hours from the Twin Cities, Duluth and Grand Forks, Lake Winnie offers an affordable and memorable fishing and family vacation experience. Enjoy fishing one of Minnesota’s premier lake destinations!
Not only does the area have renowned open water and ice fishing on Lake Winnie, but it is also surrounded by other pristine lakes such as Cut Foot Sioux, Little Cut Foot and Little Winnie. These lakes add diversity and beauty to this spectacular area. They also offer outstanding fishing for walleye, northern pike, jumbo perch, slab crappies, musky and more. Time and time again, Lake Winnie and area lakes produce limits of walleye and provide a good opportunity to catch that trophy walleye you’ve dreamed about! Lake Winnibigoshish (Lake Winnie), Cut Foot Sioux and Little Winnie have hosted numerous fishing tournaments and have been featured in numerous fishing industry publications and TV shows. No matter if you visit us for the Minnesota fishing opener, fall fishing, ice fishing or a family vacation, our guests from across the Upper Midwest and locals both agree that the Lake Winnie area is one of a kind!
Lake Winnie is not only a fantastic fishing destination, but is the perfect “Up North” Minnesota family vacation getaway! The Lake Winnie area includes the Chippewa National Forest and scenic hiking and biking opportunities. Mother Nature at its finest! Lake Winnie resorts feature a variety of weekend, vacation and seasonal opportunities. Plus, Lake Winnie resorts have a variety of activities, amenities and sandy beaches, perfect for swimming and play. There are numerous golf courses and plenty of entertainment and exploring opportunities in nearby Grand Rapids and Bemidji. Lake Winnie provides the perfect opportunity to reconnect, recharge, unwind and have fun with your family!
Plan your next family vacation, family reunion, corporate retreat or sales meeting at Lake Winnibigoshish (Lake Winnie), one of Minnesota’s premier fishing lakes. The Lake Winnie Area Resort Association’s website contains frequently updated Lake Winnie fishing reports, testimonials, and seasonal fishing tips straight from the area’s top fishing guides. On Lake Winnie, also known as Big Winnie, you can expect a great fishing, plenty of fun family activities and a four season vacation experience.