About Bowstring Shores

Unplug your devices, recharge your spirit

Raise your hand if you could use a moment where no one else can find you. Between work, traffic, and the never-ending news cycle, we know we’re not the only ones who feel the (more than) occasional urge to escape. Amidst the bustle of everyday life, there comes a time and a place to slow down, unplug, and take in the scenery. That time is now — and that place is Bowstring Shores Resort.

You cannot 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, we take pride in blending a quintessential Northwoods experience with modern, upscale comfort. The beauty and solitude of northern Minnesota is the obvious draw, made even more ideal when paired with our full-service marina, boat and lift rentals, luxury lakeside cabins, and more.

And oh yeah, the fishing… The fishing’s not just “okay” here. It’s some of the best fishing in the country, and is one of the main reasons so many of our clients have been coming to us for decades. Walleye, northern, and monster perch and crappie can be seen dangling on lures against a sunlit backdrop on any given morning – so much so that Bowstring Lake doesn’t even have to be stocked by the DNR. It’s kept cool and pristine by the springs that feed it, and is a natural fisherman’s haven all the way from the sand to the topwater.

Fishermen and families alike find time to kick back in our luxury cabins, designed to fully immerse you in the magic of lake life. Generations of families have found peace and relaxation in our retreat to the north. It’s time you did the same.

Whether you’re in search of a fish story, some quality time with family, or some solitude in the wild, the answer awaits in the heart of Minnesota’s Northwoods.

2 fishermen on dock at sunset

Luxurious lakeside cabins

Find comfort and solitude in one of our 14 upscale lodgings nestled in the heart of the Northwoods.

Get on the water

Our fleet of watercraft delivers a calming day on the water for serious fisherman and sunset cruisers alike.

A true fisherman’s haven

Bowstring Lake is widely known and respected as having some of the best fishing in the country — but don’t just take our word for it.

Lake life done right

You should never feel like you’re working at Bowstring Shores. You’re here to get away and relax, and we’re here to make that happen. Our guests enjoy a full-service marina, boat and lift rentals, and friendly assistance from our team of outdoor-loving experts — all within the majestic backdrop of Minnesota’s Northwoods. We aim to make your visit effortless by providing you with everything you need from the moment you arrive.

Start planning your visit today to experience breathtaking sunsets, unparalleled fishing, and quality family time in the beauty of the northern wilderness.