Big Lake Detroit Summer Fun2020-06-01T20:30:19+00:00
Big Lake Detroit Summer Fun - The Lodge on Lake Detroit

Enjoy Private Big Lake Detroit Beach & Dock. . .

Stroll down to our private Big Detroit Lake beach for year-round fun and activities…

The grounds at Best Western Premier 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.

People or motor powered, your fun on the Lake begins here.

During summer, The Lodge will offer paddle boats, canoes and kayaks. Need a boat? We recommend J&K Marina on Little Lake Detroit (connected to Big Detroit Lake) for power boat rentals. Call 800-774-BOAT to reserve your boat.

Enjoy Lake Detroit Summer fun and fishing from the dock, shore or boat, but don’t forget you can walk out on the lake in winter to enjoy ice fishing. The Lodge on Lake Detroit is your year-round Minnesota vacation destination.

Making s’mores over a Lodge firepit with friends & family.

Enjoy Smores made over our Firepits and enjoy another beautiful sunset with you family at the Lodge on Lake Detroit.

Family Fun for All

"We were looking for a place for our summer vacation that would satisfy everyone in our group. Fishing for my husband, relaxation for me and fun activities for our teenagers. The Lodge fit these requirements for everyone! The fishing was great (big walleyes just our front) the Spa massage was the best I ever had, reading on the beach was quiet and comfortable, and the kids enjoyed tubing, kayaking and biking into town. We've told our family and friends about this place and we will definitely be back!"
– Vadnais Heights, MN TripAdvisor Guest

Detroit Lakes Fun on the Lodge’s Private Beach includes:

  • 550 ft private lakefront
  • 150 ft wide sandy beach
  • private dock
  • sunning & swimming
  • fish from shore, or from our dock
  • boat slips for rent (call to reserve)
  • paddleboats, canoes, kayaks available at Lodge
  • public boat launch – 2 blocks; launch there, dock here!
  • fire pits near beach; roast some marshmellows, make smores by campfire
  • lakeside jogging trails nearby
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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.


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.

“We spent the 16th-19th of August for my son’s wedding. I truly cannot say enough good things about The Lodge. Jim was there to help out with anything and everything! The staff from the front desk to housekeeping were very nice and very helpful. The wedding took place on the beach at The Lodge and it was amazing. Of course it did help that the weather fully cooperated! We had many family and friends spend the weekend and it sure was nice not to hear any complaining about where we all stayed, only compliments! If you have time make sure to take advantage of The Spa, that too is amazing! Thank you Jim and staff for helping make Jesse and Sara’s wedding weekend very memorable. We will for sure be back!!”


“Just the best all around for our family and our wedding guests!
We recently had our wedding in Detroit Lakes and had many out of town guests traveling to DL for the wedding weekend. The Lodge was so wonderful to work with us in advance to reserve blocks of room for our out of town guests. They were great to work with and communication for all of the plans such as welcome bags, room assignments, and all other little details that come up with weddings! The staff at the Lodge is beyond welcoming and friendly which was so wonderful as many of our guests first stop in Detroit Lakes was the Lodge – they were treated to Minnesota nice from the beginning of their trip throughout the entire stay! ”