Lake of the Woods is a beautiful water body located in Ontario, Manitoba, and the US state of Minnesota. A version of the French name lac des Bois was named so for its wooded setting. It has a total area of 1,727 miles. Its deepest point at Whitefish Bay is about 310 ft deep. The lake is about 85 miles long and 56 miles wide at its widest point. The shoreline of the lake is about 25,000 miles and there are 14,522 islands in Lake of the Woods. 


The islands of the lake endow with nesting territory for the bald eagles, piping plover, and American white pelicans. Lake is well known for fishing. The lake is home to smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike, muskellunge, crappie, largemouth bass, whitefish, perch, lake trout, lake sturgeon, and suckers. 

Things To Explore In The Lake Of The Woods!

  • There are a total of 14,522 islands located in the Lake of the Woods. You could spend every night for 39 years on a new island. Tourism is a robust element of the economy of the local people there.
  • There are lots of leisure prospects available on the lake and in the adjacent countryside. Here you can plan for a day at the beach, swimming, a family picnic, along with incredible fishing!
  • The “floating cabins” or houseboats are also available in the lake to make your stay comfy and unforgettable.  The resorts and marinas on the Lake provide world-class dining and accommodation facilities.

History Of Lake Of Woods!

The Lake of Woods was first visited by Jacques de Noyon, in 1688. At that time the lake was an imperative fur trading route connecting the Great Lakes and western Canada.

The Lake of the Woods can be best described as ‘breathtaking’. The pristine and natural environment of the Lake is perfect to experience calm and relaxation. You may wish to set sail on a romantic dinner cruise around Lake or a fascinating fishing experience, all are accessible at this place.