Anglers, sports enthusiasts and nature lovers alike will find plenty of stuff to do in Warroad, Minnesota. Lake of the Woods fishing is best know for its trophy walleye, and there are 317,000 acres of Minnesota waters to find northern pike, perch, muskie and bass. The fishing is good anytime of the year, so be sure to plan on some summer fishing as well as some ice fishing on Lake of the Woods. When you’re not on the open water or ice, you’ll be hunting our white tail deer, bear, pheasant and prairie chicken. Warroad is a paradise for hunters and fishermen.
You’ll find some of the best snowmobile and ATV trails on the northern border and ample sites for camping ranging from rustic to modern. Choose from multiple state parks such as Beltrami Island State Forest offering 120 miles of groomed trails for some hiking and biking just outside of Warroad. In town, hang out at the Warroad Point Park located directly on Lake of the Woods where you’ll find trails, an outdoor swimming pool, playgrounds, and plenty of free parking for boats and vehicles.
You can even golf on the shores of beautiful Lake of the Woods. The Warroad Estates Course, “The Jewel of the North,” is a wooded, well-maintained par 72 course offering a challenging and scenic adventure.
Finally, If you enjoy birding bring the binoculars and be sure to keep an eye on the ditches along Highway 11 and other scenic drives for the pink Showy Lady’s Slipper – Minnesota’s state flower – and other wildflowers in the area.
You’ll love all the outdoor activities that Warroad has to offer!
ATV & Off Road enthusiasts will be happy to know there are over 1,400 miles of ATV trails and accessible roads within the greater Beltrami area and Carp Pitt; a northern MN recreation area favored by ATV riders that features picnic tables and space for camping.
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. You may even see a deer!
Minnesota’s first birding trail, the Pine to Prairie Bird Trail consists of 51 sites spanning a 223 mile corridor from pine to prairie in the northwestern part of the state. The Pine to Prairie Trail offers unique bird watching opportunities traveling through state parks, wildlife refuges, wetlands and prairies before reaching its southern end in Fergus Falls. Over 270 different species of birds can be viewed along this trail.
RV Campers along with the back-to-basics tent campers will love camping in Warroad. Relax on your vacation fishing, boating, hiking, swimming, golfing, or just sit back and enjoy the lovely cool summer weather of northern Minnesota. Warroad is surrounded by thousands of acres of state forest lands to investigate. Opportunities to view a variety of wildlife abound and maybe you’ll see the Northern Lights.
Is that trophy walleye on your bucket list? Look no further… Lake of the Woods has them, along with northern pike, perch, muskie and bass. With 317,000 acres of Minnesota waters, Lake of the Woods is a fishing enthusiast’s dream come true. This “super-sized” fishing hole is right out Warroad’s front door.
Located on the shores of beautiful Lake of the Woods, our area is prized as being one of the top fishing areas of Minnesota. But did you know we are also home to an 18-hole championship golf course? Warroad Estates Golf Course, “The Jewel of the North,” is a wooded, well-maintained par 72 course offering plenty of hazards (both water and sand) to test the more serious player while still giving the beginner a very fair chance. Only in Warroad can you say you’ve golfed on a green shaped as the state of Minnesota. While visiting us, be sure to plan a day of golfing at Warroad Estates Golf Course.
Use Warroad as your base camp and within 30 miles you’ll have access to all the hunting opportunities you could ever hope for. The main draw that brings people to our region includes the vast amount of public access land that is available to anyone, anytime. You’ll find a variety of game, the most common being deer, bear, grouse, ducks, and geese.
As if the fishing in the summer wasn’t good enough, once Lake of the Woods freezes over, hardy anglers are in for a real treat… Ice Fishing! Walleye and pike are highly desired by many fishermen making the trek onto the frozen surface each year. Nothing warms a cold winter day in Warroad like the warm smile of a successful ice angler!
Warroad is the perfect spot to see mother nature first hand and for birding enthusiasts to complete their birding checklists. The Lake of the Woods shoreline is easily scanned from atop the observation tower or the drive up nature viewing area located on the north side of the Warroad Point Park. The Lake of the Woods area is home to almost 300 species of birds, including water species such as loons, Canadian geese, tundra swans, herons, white pelicans, piping plovers, terns and mallards. Just to the west of Warroad is the Roseau Bog, a birding “hotspot” featuring Wilson’s phalarope, sharp-tailed sparrow, gyrfalcon, northern hawk owl, snowy owl and winter finches.
Many of our parks offer a terrific opportunity to get a glimpse into the beautiful scenery and nature that Warroad has to offer as well as playgrounds, picnic areas & outdoor entertainment for your kids.
Looking for some of the best snowmobiling in northern MN? You found it here! Snowmobiles in Warroad are like surf boards in Hawaii – they are everywhere! With the lack of rush hour traffic, the snow stay fresh for days, making Warroad, MN a snowmobilers heaven. Nearby Beltrami Island State Forest offers 120 miles of groomed trails. Even during years with minimal snow coverage, snowmobile enthusiasts can enjoy their sport on the snow-covered ice of Lake of the Woods.
Warroad has a few different swimming options for those looking to play in the water while visiting. Warroad is home to an Olympic sized indoor pool, a seasonal outdoor pool (with a sandy bottom), and the famous beaches of Lake of the Woods. If swimming in the lake is more your style, you can rent a boat for the day from a local marina or resort and spend your day swimming and fishing!