Lake of the Woods Fishing Report | June 28

Lake of the Woods Fishing Report

The Woods Goods Report… “Fishing on the big lake continues to be great!  On the south end, good numbers and good sized fish are being reported in many places.  A jig and a minnow continue to produce but some are starting to use other methods as fish transition toward the main basin, mid summer patterns.  The most consistent reports have been from the Rocky Point and South Tip to Whiskey Flats areas. 

At the Northwest Angle there is plenty of action to be had.  Walleye fishing has been great with good numbers of fish on points and reefs in the 22-26′ range.  Smallmouth fishing remains decent on some shorelines.  The recent Ontario Musky opener adds another element of fun for people fishing up north.  Bays and rocky shorelines are places to focus for these incredible fish right now. “

10 Things To Do In Warroad This Summer

Things to do

10 Things To Do in Warroad this Summer

People come from all over the World to have their picture taken in Hockeytown USA®, to fish the famous waters of Lake of the Woods, to golf the 9th green shaped like the great state of MN, or to view the Classic & Muscle Car collection of the towns mayor.  To help you plan your Warroad Vacation we have compiled a list of 15 things you won’t want to miss out on when visiting us! 

Kayak the Warroad River

Traverse the tranquil waters of the Warroad River on your kayak or rent your mode of transportation from Doc’s Harbor Inn. Doc’s rents paddleboats and boards, canoes, and kayaks to meet your needs.

Wind around lily pads, lilies, and cattails. Stop at the beach on the island or paddle to the Point. Watch the ducks, swans, and turtles as you zigzag your way upriver.

Bike the Warroad Trail

The biking paths around the Warroad Point Park are ideal for family biking. The wide, paved trails that wind around the lagoons next to Lake of the Woods provide plenty of space for training wheels, bike trailers, and even tandem bikes. Choose a short loop of a few miles, or go the distance – about 7 miles out to the Warroad Estates and back.

Run in the Yellow Rose Race

If you love to run, you’ll love this run on the shores of beautiful Lake of the Woods. To register, click here.

Golf a Course with a Minnesota State-Shaped Green

Warroad Estates Golf Course is an 18 hole championship layout with a Par 72 – 6,942 yard design that features four sets of tees and offers plenty of hazards (water and sand) to test the more experienced golfer while still giving the beginners a fair chance. The course is open to the public and has a relaxed atmosphere that will make anyone feel welcome. Be sure to check out the 9th green shaped as the state of Minnesota. The course is located 1 mile north of the intersection of US Hwy 313 & US Hwy 11 in Warroad, MN or five miles south of the US/Canadian border form Canadian Hwy 12.

Fish Lake of the Woods

Area resorts and fishing guides are happy to show you where the fish are biting. Whether you choose a spot on the open water of Lake of the Woods, or some place along the perimeter of the big water, you are sure to have an unforgettable fishing experience in Warroad, MN.

Tour a Personal Collection of Antique Automobiles

The Shed is a Classic and Muscle Car Collection displayed in a 24,000 square foot building located on Hwy. 11 West, next to Lake Country Chevrolet Buick in Warroad, MN. There are 100+ cars available for your viewing enjoyment. Hours vary, so please call 218-386-2211 or 218-242-1498 for availability.

Shop Warroad

Whether you’re searching for that special gift, a memento of your visit to Warroad, clothing, or those “basic necessities” like bait and tackle, you will be welcomed by our various area businesses and enjoy our small town atmosphere.

Tour Our Hockey Arenas

Or attend Hockey Camp in the original Hockeytown USA™ where NHL & Olympic Greats have skated!

Visit the Northernmost Brewery

“The taproom seats about 80 people and has a modern, industrial feel that’s tempered by an outdoorsy vibe courtesy of the wood-trim exterior, picnic tables, and a deck outfitted with red Adirondack chairs. There are even a few spaces to dock your boat or park your ATV or snowmobile right next to the brewery.”

Ride ATV Beltrami Island State Forest

Warroad and the Lake of the Woods area are not just for fishing. There are ATV Trails to lead you
around Beltrami Island State Forest. These trails are a combination of gravel and groomed trails. There are campgrounds around the forest to keep you close to the action.

Hockey Day MN Tickets On Sale

Hockey Day MN 2024

Known as Hockeytown USA®, Warroad is excited to host Hockey Day Minnesota in 2024!

Hockey Day Minnesota 2024 is a 3-day outdoor hockey celebration to be held in Warroad, Minnesota at the WHS Athletic Complex & Football Field Jan. 25-27, 2024. The Hockey Village and outdoor ice will be fully programmed on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. 
  • 8 USA Ice Hockey Olympians
  • 5 Hockey Hall of Fame Enshrinees
  • Cal & 50 Years of Warroad Lakers, 3-peat Allan Cup champs
  • 10 MHL/PWHL
  • 1 Stanley Cup
  • 65 DI Players – Boys
  • 16 DI Players – Girls
  • 24 Warrior Boys State Appearances, 4 Championships
  • 14 Lady Warriors State Appearances, 4 Championships
Click the button below to get your tickets, secure lodging, score awesome souvenirs and view event details.

Saturday Matchups

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Friday Matchups

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Thursday Matchup

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Live Life on the Ice | 4th of July 2023

4th of July

There’s no other place than Warroad, MN for the 4th of July.

Voted The Best Small Town Minnesota Fourth of July Celebrations” by Life In Minnesota. Our theme is Live Life on the Ice as we prepare our community for Hockey Day Minnesota in 2024. 

We have a full, 4-day line-up in 2023!

  • It starts off on Saturday kicking off July with a Swap meet at the Warroad Lost River Sports Complex, an Ice Cream Social on Warroad Area Women of Today’s Founder’s Day, and a Movie in the Park!
  • We have food trucks in town all weekend long. Join in on a community-wide church service in the park on July 2nd
  • Roosevelt is hosting its 50th Anniversary Flea Market on July 3rd && 4th
  • Warroad Schools is hosting an all-school reunion on the 3rd in the High School gym

The 4th brings the grand finale of the weekend!

  • There will be games, race, and inflatables at Allison Park
  • The Marvin Tradition of Nickel Registration is a mainstay in Warroad
  • Lumberjack shows will be chopping away all day
  • Bingo will be called out several times in the park
  • The Parade tromps through town at 4pm
  • The sky lights up over KakayGeesick Bay for fireworks to cap off our celebration

Join us in Warroad to celebrate the 4th!

Warroad All School Reunion

The Warroad High School Alumni Association hosts the annual alumni banquet and reunion on July 3

Do you know the history of Alumni gatherings for Warroad Schools, how long ago they started or want to learn more about future events? Click here to follow them on Facebook to learn more.

17th Annual Motor-Head Classic Car and Bike Show

Step back into a time of fast cars, great music, good friends and join North Country Cruisers Car Club for the17th Annual Motor-Head Classic Car and Bike Show Saturday, June 24.  

Join fellow car enthusiasts as you take in the views of these classics or bring your classic car or bike to show off, registration is only $15 per vehicle. This event is free to spectators.

Please note, The Shed will not be open during the time of the Car and Bike Show. It will be open for tours after the event.

Click here for lodging availability.