Deer River, Minnesota

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Bowstring Shores — the setting for your next fish story.

You can’t beat a northern escape route, where bright screens and the blaring of car horns make way for clear waters and the churning of fishing reels. Up here, life is simply better. At Bowstring Shores lakeside fishing resort, we take pride in blending a quintessential Northwoods experience with modern, upscale comfort.

The fishing here is some of the best in the country, and is one of the main reasons so many of our clients have been coming to us for decades. When paired with our full-service marina, boat and lift rentals, luxury lakeside cabins, and more, there’s no place better to immerse yourself in the magic of lake life. Whether you’re in search of a fish story, some quality time with family, or some solitude in the wild, the answer awaits at Bowstring Shores.

Our Fishing Resort at a Glance

  • 14 luxury cabins
  • 10 watercrafts
  • 5 ice houses
  • Full-service marina
  • Boat lifts
  • Some of the best fishing in the country
  • Hunting in nearby Chippewa National Forest
  • Dozens of nearby area attractions
  • Breathtaking Northwoods setting
  • Pet-friendly



At Bowstring Shores Resort we think of ourselves as the perfect Minnesota vacation getaway. Anglers can enjoy world-famous fishing on Bowstring Lake and the non-fishermen in the family can enjoy the multitude of great activities available!