Mukooda Lake

This lake is about 5 miles from the Lodge by boat, and the hike into Mukooda is relatively easy. It is less than a block long and is the easiest hike of all the lakes.

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Vermilion Falls

Visit the Vermilion Falls... marvel at the cascading waterfall...

Vermilion Falls FEATURES

A 10-minute hike on a well-maintained trail going southwest puts you at the Vermilion Falls, a cascading torrent of water forced through a 10-foot-wide opening in the granite.

The northeast section of the trail will lead you to “The Chute,” a constriction in the river that produces a Class III to V rapids. This is a pleasant 5-minute walk and worth the effort.

Look for wild rice beds. The shoots begin to emerge in mid-July and seed heads won’t develop until the first part of August. Extensive wild rice beds flourish along the Vermilion River and are harvested by humans and wildlife alike from late August through October.

There are picnic tables and fire grates at the site for a perfect afternoon adventure!

Vermilion Gorge

Vermilion Gorge

Vermilion Gorge FEATURES

Hike the Historic Gorge… track wildlife… listen to loons… watch eagles.

One of the most picturesque areas of Crane Lake is the Vermilion Gorge. The trail can be picked up just around the point from the Lodge.

There is a nice picnic area located at the mouth of the gorge. Let us know if you would like to use our shore lunch kit for an afternoon picnic.

The 3 mile Vermilion Gorge Trail, at a leisurely pace, can be easily hiked in 3 hours. The last portion of the trail parallels the Gorge – a rugged landscape of sheer granite cliffs and rock outcrops. As you begin this portion of the trail, notice the change in vegetation. The ground is covered with a soft, green moss carpet sprinkled with spearmint plants to enhance the beauty of this majestic, scenic wonder.

A breathtaking adventure you must experience.

Vermilion River – River fishing at its best!

Vermilion River – River fishing at its best!

Vermilion River FEATURES

Our 14’ boat is nestled below the falls on the Vermilion River. This allows you to fish the area from the Vermilion Falls down to the Rapids above the Gorge at Crane Lake.

Note: Very little fishing pressure is on this area. We have maps that you can review to help you become familiar with this exclusive fishing area.

Walleyes, crappies and bass swim in the strong currents of this secret fishing hole.

The 300-yard portage is very scenic wilderness trail.

Sharpen up your river fishing skills on the Vermilion River. Get ready to reel them in!

Loon Lake

Loon Lake


One of the most scenic trips to take. Voyage down the Loon River to a mechanical portage that allows you to cross into Loon Lake.

The walleye, northern pike and smallmouth bass fishing are spectacular in these majestic waters. Fish either the American or Canadian side.

The distance from the Lodge is approximately 20 miles. Caution is to be used when traveling to Loon Lake. For your first trip a guide would be recommended.

Anticipate seeing a majestic bull moose, black bear, playful otters or other mystifying wildlife.

Don’t forget your camera for this trip!!

Lilac Lake

Lilac Lake


Attention anglers!
Lilac Lake produces unbelievable northern pike, lake trout, largemouth and smallmouth bass. Approximately 10 scenic miles by boat from the Lodge, this lake is located just across the border in Canadian waters. After a one-quarter mile portage on relatively flat terrain, you’ll be on the pristine shorelines of Lilac Lake ready for a great day!

Crane Lake

Crane Lake

Crane Lake FEATUREs

Crane Lake is a 3,000 acre lake with many inlets flowing in and one main outlet at the King Williams Narrows. The intriguing part of our water shed is that it flows north out of Crane Lake. The Lake has a variety of structure from rocky deep shorelines, to sandy gradually sloping shoreline. The deepest part of Crane Lake is 82’. There are two main islands, Bayliss (better known as Bear Island by the locals) and Indian Island. Northwest Bay is notorious for hiding many northern pike. The bay ranges from 5 – 10’ deep. There is a beautiful secluded sand beach located on the north shoreline at the entrance to the bay. East Bay offers a good array of fishing holes as well.