Cousins Brooke, Naomi & Nucy collaborating for CWC Kid's Fishing Contest

Cousins Brooke, Naomi & Nucy collaborating for CWC Kid's Fishing Contest

Welcome to Crow Wing Crest Lodge!


Smack dab in the heart of Minnesota 's "northwoods" (between Park Rapids, Itasca State Park and Walker, MN, Leech Lake), our 19 cabin family fishing resort invites you to relax, dangit, and have some fun!



Northern Minnesota Fishing Lodge & Resort

We specialize in three things:

FISHIN': trophy walleye, good northern & bass, and endless pan fish.


  • Activities (BINGO, kid's crafts, pool table tournament, hillbilly golf, Norwegian volleyball, sing-a-long, potluck luau . . .)
  • Amenities (BIG BEACH, play fort, on-site nature trails, bird watching, mini-carousel, mini-Ferris wheel, arcades, lodge . . .)
  • Area Attractions (BIKE TRAILS, Itasca State Park, ATV trails, horseback riding, winery, golf, antiques, museums . . . )

FEELIN' GOOD: Lakeside sauna, drum circles, aromatherapy classes, Relaxation Retreats, and on-site services of reflexology, massage, spa stuff galore!



Our "Green" Organic Resort:  Mentioned in an article of the New York Times for our non-toxic resort policies, we

 lodge and cabins on 11th crow wing lake

Our historic lakeside LODGE, built in 1898, with original stone fireplace and seating up to 50, is our social center and heart of resort.



CABIN Rentals: Both luxuriously new and traditionally rustic, we offer a variety for any budget (we also have two campsites). Guaranteed clean (non-toxic, chemical-free, too!).





In the News . . . magazine/newspaper articles about Crow Wing Crest Resort.  ("At this delightfully quirky mom-and-pop, a Thursday night potluck luau . . . ")


See what guests say about us . . . . . . .

An authentic Minnesota experience is heading "up north" to vacation with family or friends at a cabin by the lake.  #OnlyInMN

2016 PDF Update on CWC
2015 PDF Update on CWC
2014 PDF Happy Thought for the Day CWC

2014 annual newsletter

Meet the owners, Kim & Big John

paul bunyan and wife Lucette in Park Rapids, MN (kim and john bowen of crow wing crest lodge in akeley)

Paul Bunyan and his wife Lucette (a.k.a. Kim & Big John) with Dorset Mayor Robert Tufts in 2013 at Governor's Fishing Opener


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