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The Chippewa National Forest and Lake Winnie provide a true Winter Wonderland with activities for everyone!

Ice Fishing on Lake WInnie at Tamarack Lodge

Ice Fishing

  • Lake Winnibigoshish is legendary in the Midwest for Jumbo Perch fishing through the ice. In addition to the Jumbo Perch action, Northern Pike fishing and spearing is excellent throughout the ice fishing season. Looking for Walleyes? Target the most sought after fish in Minnesota during low light hours in December and January. Lake Winnie is one of the top Walleye fisheries in Minnesota!
  • Lake access, plowed roads, tackle, fish cleaning, icehouses, and fishing tips are all available at Tamarack Lodge.

Dark House Spearing

Experience the exhilaration, sport and fun of spearing this winter in one of our dark houses. Spear fishing is open for northern pike (and sometimes other fish species per DNR regulations). Spearfishing uses artificial fish decoys or live bait suspended in clear water with the bonus of seeing the fish swim up to your bait in Lake Winnie’s clear water – along with the opportunity to view walleye, perch and other species in their natural environment. You’ll view fish through large holes in the darkhouse and when you see the fish, you spear it. Simple, exciting and fun. Minnesota residents and non-residents are able to spear fish in dark houses. Plus you can also enjoy regular ice fishing as well in the same house.

 1 Person2 Person
Dark House$50/day (Guests)
$75/day (Non-Guests)
$80/day (Guests)
$100/day (Non-Guests)
6/8 Hole
Day House$125/day (Guests)
$150/day (Non-Guests)



The Chippewa National Forest provides hundreds of miles of groomed trails. Let Tamarack Lodge be your hub as you spend hours exploring the North Woods on your sleds.

Cross Country Skiing

The opportunities are endless in the Chippewa National Forest! There are literally hundreds of places to explore.

Snow at Tamarack Lodge on Lake Winnibigoshish


  • Our cozy lakefront cabins provide a relaxing getaway where you can warm up from the days activities, watch the snow fall or the eagles soar. You might even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights.
  • Stop by the lodge and have something to drink or a hot pizza while you share stories with our other guests. Take pleasure in a winter bonfire or enjoy a winter fish or chicken fry.
  • Visit the local restaurants and shops, or try your luck at the 3 nearby casinos.
  • Let Tamarack Lodge be your winter destination!

Winter Cabin Rental Rates

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CabinBedrooms# of Beds2 People3 People4 People5 People6 People7 People8 People9 People10 People
1A No Pets31 Queen & 6 Twin, & Sleeper Sofa$300$300$300$300$300$350$400$450----
222 Full & 3 Twin, & Sleeper Sofa$140$180$200$250$300----------------
3A33 Full & 2 Twin, & Sleeper Sofa$140$180$200$250$300$350$400--------
3B33 Full & 2 Twin, & Sleeper Sofa$140$180$200$250$300$350$400--------
Duplex 366 Full & 4 Twin & 2 Sleeper Sofas$400$400$400$400$400$400$400$450$500
5 No pets22 Queen, 2 Twin, & Sleeper Sofa$200$200$200$250$300$350$400--------
6 No pets22 Queen, 2 Twin, & Sleeper Sofa$200$200$200$250$300$350$400--------
9A33 Full & 2 Twin, & Sleeper Sofa$140$180$200$250$300$350$400--------
9B33 Full & 2 Twin, & Sleeper Sofa$140$180$200$250$300$350$400--------
Duplex 966 Full & 4 Twin & 2 Sleeper Sofas$400$400$400$400$400$400$400$450$500
  • All rentals are subject to 7.325% Minnesota sales tax.
  • There is a 3 night minimum on 2 person stays. (Mid-week discounts do not apply)
  • Duplex 3 & 9 have a 14 person capacity. Additional people are $50/person/night.
  • Deposits – equal to one night rental is required. Deposits are non-refundable and are applied to the final day of your reservation.
  • PETS are not allowed in any cabins during the winter season.
  • All of our cabins are now SMOKE FREE.
  • 6 & 8 hole day fish houses are available for $125/day and must be reserved in advance.
  • 1 & 2 man dark house rentals – 1 man $50/day – 2 man $80/day
  • Bring – bath towels, dish towels, soap & toiletries
  • Check-in – 2 pm Checkout – 9am.
  • Additional Fees will be charged for ALL early arrivals & late checkouts
  • Discounts – Mid-week reservations (Sunday-Thursday) receive a 10% discount.
    (3 night/4 person minimum required)
  • You are financially responsible for the full length of your reservation.
  • A 3% convenience fee will be charged for all credit/debit card transactions
  • Plowed lake access is included with your reservation and is for the exclusive use of resort guests
Chippewa National Forest

This institution is operated under special use permit with the Chippewa National Forest. In accordance with Federal law, U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

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