8 Lake Resorts Near Fargo for Summer Fun!

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Looking for some family fun on a lake near Fargo? Check out these lake resorts near Fargo & Moorhead!

Lake Resorts Near Fargo

Fair Hills Resort

Address: 24270 Co Hwy 20, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Drive Length: 55 minutes

This all-inclusive resort is in nearby Detroit Lakes, between Pelican Lake and the Wildflower Golf Course. This family-friendly spot provides the opportunity for beach days, golf outings, and all kinds of recreation activities, lessons, and classes. And the Fair Hills Kitchen serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Best Western Premier: The Lodge on Lake Detroit

Address: 1200 E Shore Dr, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Drive Length: 55 minutes

This waterfront hotel is on the shores of Big Detroit Lake, located just off Highway 10. It has a spa, indoor pool, and hot tub. And is conveniently located near Downtown Detroit Lakes with many fun things to do, including nearby rental for paddleboards, jet skis, and mountain bikes.

East Silent Lake Resort

Address: 30424 410th St, Dent, MN 56528

Drive Length: 1 hour

Just an hour southeast of Fargo, East Silent Lake Resort is located on a quiet country road in Otter Tail Lakes Country. Choose from traditional resort cabins, guest rooms and suites, or vacation homes as your options for lodging. With a Children’s Program and youth activities, plus social events for the whole family and casual dining options, this is a great spot for a vacation close to home!

Arrowwood Resort

Address: 2100 Arrowwood Ln, Alexandria, MN 56308

Drive Length: 1 hour 15 minutes

Located on Lake Darling in Northern Minnesota, this nature-inspired resort offers suites, townhomes, and cottages. It has onsite dining, a spa, and golf course. And also an indoor water park with four-story-tall waterslides, a lazy river, whirlpool spa, kids play fort with water blasters and geysers, basketball shootout, and a lily pad water walk.

This property boasts beautiful lake views, a full-service marina, and plenty of activities to keep the whole family busy.

Chase on the Lake

Address: 502 Cleveland Blvd W, Walker, MN 56484

Drive Length: 2 hours

On Leech Lake in Northern Minnesota, this classic Northwoods Lake Resort offers numerous amenities including a spa, indoor pool, onsite restaurant, bar, and patio dining.

It’s a great place for the family to gather and relax, or to pursue adventure. Resort activities include fishing, biking, boating, and golfing. Or venture just outside the resort to explore the quaint downtown of Walker, MN.

Cragun’s Resort

Address: 11000 Craguns Dr, Brainerd, MN 56401

Drive Length: 2 hours 35 minutes

On Gull Lake with a mile-long sandy beach, this is a place to make memories with the whole family. They offer lakeside dining and lots of lodging options, including classic cabins. Many activities are available including boating, fishing, biking, beach volleyball, and Gull Lake cruises on the yacht. And for golf, check out scenic Cragun’s Legacy Courses.

Grandview Lodge

Address:23521 Nokomis Ave, Nisswa, MN 56468

Drive Length: 2 hours 30 minutes

Established in 1916, Grand View Lodge is located on the shores of Gull Lake in Nisswa, MN. This location offers a variety of options for vacation lodging and visitors can enjoy the privacy, scenic views, and bike trails.

Located on 2,500 feet of sandy beach, this large property houses a spa, golf course, eight dining venues (including a pub and pizza place), and kids club. The waterpark features a waterslide, outdoor hot tub, 110-foot indoor waterslide, connecting swimming pools, two hot tubs, three fountains, and two water guns.

Timberlake Lodge

Address: 144 SE 17th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Drive Length: 3 hours 15 minutes

Enjoy the beauty of North Minnesota at this Grand Rapids, MN resort. The lodge is a craftsman-style building with 84 unique guest rooms. Featuring a complimentary hot breakfast at their onsite restaurant and also the Grand Splash waterpark with its kiddie pool, jumbo hot tub, and body slide that circles outside the building. This is a dog-friendly hotel that offers fishing, golfing, and biking opportunities nearby.

Thumper Pond Resort

Address: 300 Thumper Lodge Rd, Ottertail, MN 56571

Drive Length:1 hour 30 minutes

Lake and forest views abound at this Northern Minnesota resort. It has an indoor waterpark with two three-story water slides, an activity pool with basketball hoops, volleyball net, and a big whirlpool. And a zero entry activity pool is perfect for younger kids. Other resort amenities include an 18-hole golf course, an onsite restaurant, and a spa.

Know of any lake resorts near Fargo we missed? E-mail us at [email protected] and let us know!

Looking for options closer to home? Check out our Guide to Fun Hotels in Fargo!

Looking for more summer fun? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Summer to find all the fun events and activities happening in our area!

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Leah Tennefos
Leah is a true Midwesterner: born in Minnesota, educated at the University of North Dakota, and living in Fargo since 2009. She has a degree in English and spent years working as a paralegal. Leah is now a stay-at-home mom to two boys, Andrew and Sammy. She spends her free time reading, traveling, and getting a good workout in. She loves learning, music, art, coffee, the oxford comma, and is continually pursuing the elusive goal of having an organized home.


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