King Island Lodge
WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?
There is a small sand beach at King Island that is a favorite location to enjoy swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, sunning and playing in the sand. Mid-summer water temperature is usually in the mid 70s, so the water is very pleasant for swimming, waterskiing and tubing. Kayaks and paddle boards are provided for our guests’ enjoyment.
BIRD VIEWING AND WILDLIFE
Wildlife and birds abound in the surrounding area. You will often see whitetail deer or black bear swimming from island to island when you are out in your boat, as well as numerous beaver and playful otter. Lake of the Woods is a unique ecosystem, formed where the St. Lawrence-Great Lakes Forest Region, the Boreal Forest Region and the Prairie Grasslands converge. There are tremendous opportunities to view wildlife, waterfowl and birds. From the tiny hummingbirds, a vast array of songbirds, and local ducks with their rafts of ducklings, to the majestic Bald Eagles and white pelicans there is much to enjoy if you are interested in birding. There are several eagle’s nests within a short distance of King Island.
Sought after as a delicacy, a walleye shorelunch is truly worth the trip in itself. Lake of the Woods not only offers good numbers of lunch sized fish, but also opportunities to catch a fish of 30 inches or more. Jigs and minnows or leeches work well throughout the season, but bring some deep diving crankbaits if you like to cast or troll. Season opens the third Saturday in May. Best times are consistant throughout the season.
Lake of the Woods is rich in history. A coveted area by both French and English fur traders, they warred over it in the 1600’s and there are historical landmarks commemorating those days.