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Lake Osakis

Lake Osakis Resort Association
Minnesota's finest fishing vacation and family vacation area, Lake Osakis. Eleven miles long and 3 1/2 miles wide, Lake Osakis has a fishing spot for everyone, featuring Walleye, Crappie, Sunfish, Northern and Bass. The Lake Osakis Resort Association members offer a wide variety of Minnesota Resorts, fishing resorts and Campgrounds located around the lake.

To assist you in finding vacancies, check our Lodging Availabilities. Be sure to also check our Hot Deals where you can find great vacation specials. Whether you like to camp or stay in a cozy Minnesota lake cabin, or a luxury resort, you'll find it on Lake Osakis.

Lake Osakis Resort Association · Dept. DD9 - PO Box 179
Osakis, Minnesota 56360
800-422-0785 Ext. 90

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Shady Rest
Shady Rest

Shady Rest Resort and Campground on Beautiful Lake Amelia
We welcome you to Shady Rest Resort celebrating our 34th year by continuing the great Alexandria Minnesota Family Resort tradition of offering exceptional individual lakeside cabins and spacious RV campsites that are perfect for a fishing or family vacation on beautiful Lake Amelia.

Shady Rest Resort is very easy to get to. Located only 2 hours from Minneapolis, (midway between Fargo and the Twin Cities),  in the Alexandria Minnesota lakes area near the small towns of Glenwood and Villard.  Our resort features quiet, comfortable, informal and safe facilities where families and friends can relax by the lake, be together and, at the end of each day, enjoy the wonderful sunsets we are know for. Perfect for your summer vacation.  

Our Cabins and Campground are located on over 30 acres of spacious, shady grounds on the clean, clear waters of Lake Amelia.  Guests have over 940 acres of water for boating and fishing pleasure on Lake Amelia and smaller boats can reach Lake Villard for an additional 530 acres. A small channel connects the 2 lakes. Bring your own boat or rent one of ours. 

At Shady Rest you'll find a great fishing resort, but more importantly, you'll find a great place to spend time with your family and friends.  

We're the Only Resort on the Lake!
Free Wireless Internet for our guests
Open May 1st to October 3rd
Shady Rest Resort
16953 142nd Street, Villard, MN. 56385


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Idlewilde pool

Idlewilde Resort - Lake Osakis
Lake Osakis has been one of the states highest rated fishing lakes in the state for years! Lake Osakis is known for its excellent population of walleye, bass and northern, as well as trophy panfish. Lake Osakis is a 6,270-acre lake located near the town of Osakis on Interstate #94. It is the headwaters of the Sauk River.

Idlewilde Resort offers an indoor swimming pool, lighted fishing dock, bait, gas and full dock service during prime season! We have 21 rental units ranging in price from $65 to $350 per nite.  Cabins and lodge units both availible, ranging from one bed motel style unit up to 4 bedroom cabins. All units have cableTV and A/C.

Jim, Susie, Jason, and Kelsey Leigh



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Fishermen's Wharf Resort - Mille Lacs Lake

Your premier location for family friendly camping, boating and fishing!

Fishermen’s Wharf Resort is spread across 90 acres on 'Big Point', on the southeastern shore of Lake Mille Lacs, 6 ½ Miles North of Isle, Minnesota. On the south side of Big Point, we offer a natural barrier to the prevailing northerly winds, and complete access to this enormous lake through Sunset Bay. The Wharf faces south across our 1,800 foot protected harbor on a sugar-sand beach, perfect for your recreational uses. Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Grand Casino Hinckley are just 20 and 30 miles away, respectively. The Red Top ATV Trail is only minutes away.  

Fishermen’s Wharf Resort is open Year-Round for four seasons of Fun and Excitement! Enjoy exciting charter fishing trips in the summer and the best ice fishing on Mille Lacs in one of our premium ice fishing cabins in the winter.


Daron Stenvold and Lori Wigen
5101 Whistle Road, P.O. Box 62, Isle, MN 56342
(800) 645-3693
Local (320) 676-3693


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