ABOUT THE LAKE & FISHING
Does a dock space
come with my cabin rental?
Guests receive one complimentary dock
space PER CABIN for their own boat. Each additional dock space
thereafter is $10 day, $50 week.
you are bringing your own boat, please
glance at this PDF
Does a boat come
with my cabin? Guests may borrow any 14' aluminum row boat at
any time during their stay for free.
(Play boats are also free- see "amenities" page.) If you bring
your own motor and need a boat to put it on, we would be happy to lend
you a 14' rowboat to use for the week. As
this situation would entail you using a dock space for the week, this
would count as your one complimentary dock space per cabin. If
your group brings a motor AND another boat/motor, you will need to pay
for the extra dock space. ($10 day, $50 week)
We also have
boat/motor packages you may rent while you're here, including:
pontoon boats, Bass Tracker fishing boats, and smaller 6 hsp and 15 hsp
motor packages (see boat &
NOTE: None of
our motors are powerful enough to tow a tube or water skier. They
are for fishing only. If you would like to rent a boat for
recreation, try contacting the following local companies:
Remember we do not allow jet skis, sorry.
Should I reserve a boat/motor for the week or by the day?
boat/motor reservation takes precedence over
daily bookings, so if you want one of our
boat/motors guaranteed for your week, you
might want to add an extra $50 onto your cabin reservation deposit to guarantee your
choice. If your group is thinking they
want a boat for just a day or two during your stay and it's
not going to make or break your trip whichever boat you can grab for
those couple of days, don't feel like you have
to reserve anything for the whole week.
reservation deposit is required for a day or two of boat rental.
We do not make notes of daily rental requests until the week you
check-in. Only weekly reservations are noted in the books.)
Do you sell
fishing licenses? No, we don't. But if you drive a mile back into the town of
Akeley, both gas stations sell them.
(OR, you can click here
to buy your fishing license on-line at the Minnesota DNR website.)
Do you have
electric hook-ups on any docks? We
have 11 docks, of which four have electric hook-ups (two are near the
lodge, the other two by the grassy meadow). There are no
assigned dock spaces, so it's first come, first serve to find a dock
space that works for you. (Both T-docks tend to be better for
deeper hulled boats, just FYI.)
Is the lake big
enough for water-skiing? Heck
yes. Many of our guests bring their water skis, tubes and knee
boards to have fun. We ask that recreation boats circle the middle
of the lake as fisherpersons generally use the shoreline areas.
It's a peaceful lake, generally with only 1 - 4 boats of any kind on the
water at any given time. (No jet skis are
allowed at the resort, sorry.)
Can I access the whole lake? It
depends on your boat. Please note that our 800 acre lake has a
culvert near the middle which all resort boats (except the pontoons)
including the 18' bass tracker fishing boats can navigate through.
If you have a windshield on your boat, you will have difficulty -
although you can always trailer-up, and go to the public boat ramp on
the other side of the culvert.
Can I get to the
other Crow Wing Lakes from 11th Crow Wing?
chain of lakes are connected, true, but there are small dams between
a couple of the lakes and some of the connections are floatable by
canoe, but not
recommended for motored boats. However, there are public boat access' on almost
all the lakes including our lake, the largest in the chain. Of
course, you as a guest would use our own resort's cement boat ramp.
Do you provide
bedding and towels? Bed linens, sheets, blankets and pillows are provided.
You will need to bring bath towels and soap AND dish towels and soap if
you plans to use any kitchen utensils and appliances.
Click here for a suggested vacation
Do you have
grills? Yes, there
is one charcoal grill at every cabin and both campsites (two grills at Reunion Cabin #7).
Are there TVs in
the cabins? Nope.
C'mon, you're in the "northwoods", get out and enjoy it!!!
Exception: Cabin #19 and the
LODGE both have TV/VCRs for playing videotapes in case it's a rainy day.
As we receive no channel reception, the TVs are just for movies (and
video games if you bring 'em.) We have 100 family films to borrow
for free at the lodge. We also rent out two other 13'
TV/VCR units for $5 a day, or $25 a week with which to watch movies.
Can we rent a
cabin for less than a week? From mid-June to
mid-August, we require a five night minimum stay (weekly rate).
The last two weeks in August we'll take a 3 night minimum reservation.
In the off-season, you may rent any cabin for a two night
Do you count
babies as people in the cabin rate fees?
children of all ages count within the "number of people" base
rate. If they're human, they count
J! All of
us generate usage of resources: i.e. diaper disposal costs, cooking/heating usage for
formula or food, extra electricity by being inside cabin more for napping and protection
from elements, crib and highchair usage provided by us at no extra cost, etc. etc.
etc. Try to choose a cabin with the "no. of people rate" that best fits
the number of your family or group.
Are you open all
No, sorry. Our season is mid-May through the end of September of
What time is
Saturdays from mid-June to Labor Day, check-in is AFTER 4:30 p.m. (gate is
closed until then, so plan your travel time accordingly).
Check-out the following Saturday is BEFORE 8:30 a.m. On any other
day and during off-season, check-in is any time after 12 noon, and
check-out is any time before 12 noon.
How far is the lake from each cabin?
All cabins have a view of the lake. And yes, some have better
views than others.
back row of cabins (#6, #7, #13, #8, #9, #10) are slightly elevated from
the front row (about 30 feet above lake level in elevation which, incidently, does
makes for a better view of the lake than it would if all cabins were at
the same level) and are no more than a half block from the water.
It is a gradual sloping walk from any back cabin to the beach, lodge or
play areas. (And although the front row and 2nd tier have better
views of the lake, the back row of cabins are priced accordingly and are
generally a better value in terms of rental rate.)
(photo taken off #10's deck, view between #18 and #11 to lake w/ zoom)
2nd tier of cabins (#16, #17, #11, #18. #12) are approx. 15 feet higher
in elevation than the lake with very gradual easy slopes to get to them
(these cabins all have fantastic views - better than the front row as
one can see further when slightly elevated - see photo).
front row of lake level cabins (#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #14) are approx. 150
feet from the water. Between the front row of cabins and the lake
are grassy park-like areas and communal play grounds (i.e. volleyball
sand court, basketball court, horseshoe pit, swings, mini-gazebo,
mine-carousel, log swings, shuffleboard court, etc.) We appreciate
that this layout allows ALL GUESTS to be close to the lake and to have
unrestricted views (as opposed to a resort with side-by-side cabins
hugging the shoreline blocking the view and dock access from others.)
Can I bring my
dog if he's well-behaved and quiet?
Sorry, no pets, no exceptions.
There are several local dog kennels listed below to contact if you absolutely cannot find a neighbor or friend to
pet-sit for you.***
***Walker Animal Hospital Inc
(218) 564-5912 in Menahga (Marnie)
***Glory Be Kennels (Ruth Dienst)
***Angie's Groom 'N Board (218)
(218) 237-SPAW website link
Breed Pet Grooming/Doggy Daycare/In-Home Boarding (218) 547-1290
We love our pets and feel like they're family,
but sometimes it's nice to have a brief vacation from pet
responsibilities, too. We do not allow pets for various reasons,
mainly because of insurance liability. Plus, with 19 cabins and
two campsites, can you imagine the chaos of 21 different dogs here?
Yikes! We try hard to provide a
safe space for our guests. Dogs have proven to be a high risk
liability according to our insurance provider. If a toddler grabs an unsuspecting
puppy's tail, the critter has a tendency to bite in self defense.
Even the sweet ones. Wouldn't you? Other issues involve
barking (we try to advertise a peaceful vacation), stepping in "doo-doo"
(icky-poo!) and, of course, cabin cleaning. Many folks suffer from
animal allergies (i.e. cats, dogs, birds, etc.) and we simply do not
have the time to steam clean cabin carpets and upholstery on Saturdays
in summer. We believe it would not be fair for the next guest to
have to suffer allergic reactions from a previous guest who brought
On the plus side,
not having pets running around stalking the local wildlife, we can
pretty much guarantee wild critter encounters. We have a thriving
chipmunk population (*sigh*, bring peanuts if you come, they'll eat out
of your hands), several wild baby duck broods visit our duck dock in
front of the lodge every day in summer and guests report numerous other
encounters each week (skunks, raccoon, fox, deer, heron, loons, humming
birds, muskrat, bats, frogs, turtles, etc.) You will definitely
experience a northwoods environment here, hehe.
Why can't I bring
fireworks or my jet-ski? Because of noise and liability.
Again, as we strive to offer a peaceful vacation for many, both of these
activities involve above-average sound decibels. Both activities
also have major safety concerns.
On July 4th,
most of our guests attend day long holiday festivities in Walker or
Park Rapids. Prior to the spectacular township fireworks
shows, you can have fun with your own fireworks while waiting in
their public parks if desired.
If someone in
your group really likes to jet-ski, there are jet-ski rental
companies in Walker, 8 miles away. You can put in at the Leech Lake public wharf
and have fun zipping across this great expanse of water. Just
don't bring the jet-skis onto our resort grounds, please.
Walker Power Equipment
(1 1/4 miles N of
Walker on 371 - 8 miles from our resort)
Walker Rental (218) 547-3656
Crystal Piers (218) 547-2800
Walker Rental & Sales (218)
Thompson Rent-All (218) 547-1252
MarineMax (888) 273-2722
Resort Marine & Service (218)
we bring our ATV or 4-Wheelers?
Yes, but we have some
strict resort ATV policies we require you to follow --
click here to review before making
your reservation please.