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 vacation resort invites you to relax, dangit, and have some fun!



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 Isolation Cabins in May & September

Northern Minnesota Fishing Lodge & Resort

We specialize in three things:

FISHIN': big 'ole walleye, good northern pike & largemouth bass, and endless pan fish.


  • Activities (BINGO, kid's crafts, sandcastle contest, hillbilly golf, Norwegian volleyball, sing-a-long, potluck luau . . .)
  • Amenities (BIG BEACH, play fort, on-site nature trails, birding, 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 class, yoga on the lawn, Relaxation Retreats, and on-site services of reflexology, massage, and 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 four 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 resort, a Thursday night potluck luau . . . ")

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Happy Thought for the Day

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


resorters of the year
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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