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Detroit Lakes Watersports - Detroit Lakes Local Guide - The Lodge on Lake Detroit

Detroit Lakes Minnesota Water Sports

With over 400 lakes within a 25-mile radius, it’s only natural that summer water sports are so popular in the Detroit Lakes area.

Detroit Lakes provides a public swimming area on Little Lake Detroit that features a beautiful mile-long sandy beach. Bring your own boat, canoe or kayak (or rent one) for fishing, water skiing, or just exploring. A public boat launch provides parking for those launching boats there. Boat and equipment rentals are also easy to find at the many local marinas.

The area also offers some of the finest inland scuba diving in the country. Local guide services provide diving lessons, and are available to assist in your underwater exploration. Detroit Lakes water sports fun doesn’t stop on the surface!

Explore the lakes and rivers on kayak or canoe expedition. You can rent the equipment to get you on your paddling on your way. Want a more casual tour? Enjoy a warm day while tubing down the Otter Tail River.

If speed is what you need, water ski Big Detroit Lake. With14 miles of shoreline, there’s plenty of room for skiing fun. For family fun, rent a pontoon for cruising the lake.

Whatever kind of water sports fun and adventure you have in mind, you’ll find it at Detroit Lakes.

Scubadiving

Tri-State Diving • 7.4 miles

LOCATION: 28300 Little Floyd Lake Road, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, (218) 847-4868
Diving equipment, sales and service. Scuba classes, underwater photography classes.

Swimming

Big Detroit Lake Swimming Fun at Best Western Premier The Lodge on Lake Detroit

LOCATION: 1200 East Shore Drive, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, 218-847-8439
The grounds at The Lodge on Lake Detroit slope gently to our 500 foot lake front. Enjoy swimming or sunbathing on our private 150 foot-wide private sandy beach. Launch your boat at the public launch only two blocks from The Lodge, and dock at our private dock and landing.

Detroit Lakes City Beach • 3.1 miles

The City of Detroit Lakes has a mile long sandy beach on the shore of Little Detroit Lake. The beach runs along West Lake Drive with a total of 4.8 acres providing swimming activities for the public with a life guard area. The beach has two boat launching accesses and a fishing and observation pier. Vehicle parking for the City Beach and park areas is available at the Becker County Fairgrounds on the south end of Rossman Avenue. There is also a fishing pier on the City Beach providing fishing access for everyone and it is handicapped accessible

Boating

Big Detroit Lake Boating Fun at The Lodge on Lake Detroit

LOCATION: 1200 East Shore Drive, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, 218-847-8439
The grounds at The Lodge on Lake Detroit slope gently to our 500 foot lake front. Enjoy swimming or sunbathing on our private 150 foot-wide private sandy beach. Launch your boat at the public launch only two blocks from The Lodge, and dock at our private dock and landing.

Detroit Lakes Public Boat Launch • 3.1 miles

LOCATION: 90 Westlake Drive, Detroit Lakes, MN 56502, 218-847-5138
A public landing is provided for your convenience at the intersection of West Lake Drive and Rossman Avenue with parking of vehicles and boat trailers available in the adjacent Becker County Fairgrounds.

J & K Marine • 2.9 miles

LOCATION: 121 West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes, MN, 218-847-7291
Full service Marina on Little Detroit Lake (connects to Big Detroit Lake) offering boat and pontoon rentals, gas, bait, boating accessories and water toys.
Website: http://www.jkmarine.com/

River Tubing

Charlie’s Ottertail Tubing • 13.5 miles

LOCATION: 38789 St Hwy 34, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, (218) 846-1539
A great way to spend a warm day by floating down the Otter Tail River on an inner tube. Rentals available east of the city on Highway 34. Shuttle service and parking available. Rates include shuttle service. Free parking with tube rental. Special group rates.
Dates: May 31st to September 1st
Hours: Late May – Sep. 10am-6pm

Ed’s River Run Tubing • 16.2 miles

LOCATION: 20016 County Highway 29, Rochert, MN 56578, (218) 847-1318

Tags: Detroit Lakes Water Sports, Detroit Lakes Scuba Diving, Detroit Lakes Tubing, Detroit Lakes Boating

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Your Guide to Year-Round Detroit Lakes Recreation & Fun!

With over 400 lakes within a 25-mile radius, Detroit Lakes lives up to its reputation as a great place for year-round outdoor activities. Whether your activity choice is in, on or below the water (or even on land) Detroit Lakes offers a great variety of things to do for your entire family.

UPCOMING EVENTS

There’s a lot going on at The Lodge year round. Be sure to subscribe to our eNews and keep an eye on our Facebook page to keep up with live musical events (Live at The Lodge), Summer Thursdays, Wine Tastings, Murder Mystery Events, Girlfriend Getaways, and so more.

LIVE at The Lodge Featuring The Deb Jenkins Band

February 16, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“Perfect spot for Business Meetings with time to Relax, Rejuvenate and Reconnect with your clients. Want a Perfect spot for your next Business Meeting, a Group Meeting and or small conferences with time to Relax, Rejuvenate and Reconnect with your clients. Great hospitality welcomes you to The LODGE on Lake Detroit with friendly customer service, outstanding lodging environment from the comfort of your room to the sounds of the Minnesota Loons on Lake Detroit. A great selection of restaurants and golf courses are just minutes away. Close to the downtown area, great location for fishing, and all seasonal things to do and events for all to enjoy year-around in the Detroit Lakes area.”

MINNESOTA TRIPADVISOR GUEST

“We enjoyed our stay at The Lodge in Detroit Lakes, Mn. The staff was very helpful and very friendly. We stayed in the Resort Room adjoining to the Retreat Room. It was very nice for our family so we could have access to each others room and to have use of a Kitchen. We were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary and our son was participating in the Pine to Palm Tournament. Nice location to golf course & downtown. The rooms were clean and the amenities of having a dock for our boat and use of paddle boat & Kayakes was especially nice. We enjoyed the complementary breakfast; especially the waffles and pancakes.  The Ice water cooler was very refreshing. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Lodge & will be back on any future trips to the Detroit Lakes area.”

KATHY M – TRIPADVISOR GUEST

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