I live in the cities and that's where I do most of my fishing (at least within a hour's drive). The primary reason is that I'm single and am not rich. I'm not a native minnesotan and don't have a network of fishing friends that can go with me. Looking at resorts I find even small cabins to be priced for multiple occupancy. I would like, however, to be able to go "up north" at least once or twice a summer, but the only way I can see doing it is to find a reasonably priced motel in the area I want to go.
So, what I'm asking you is if you know of lakes where there is 1) a marina where I can safely park my boat overnight and 2) has motels close by. This would allow me to at least do an overnighter or even a three-dayer a couple of times a summer.
Hey phil1-6. Welcome to MFP.com! I don't have any specific site to recommend, but if you're up for pitching a tent, there are lots of "resorts" on the water that allow you to tie up one of their docs. What I usually do is pick a lake and then Google nearby accommodations for it.
But I bet some other folks here can give you some specific places to look at too.
I would also check the DNR site. There are many parks that have rustic cabins if tenting is not your thing. Check out the Savana state park near mcgregor. You could also take a look around the Rush City area on Rush lake. East Rush offers two resorts that have tenting available.
Thanks for the replies. I hadn't thought about tenting. However I need electricity. I have sleep apnea and need to drag my air compressor with me if going overnight. I'm not interested in doing another battery & converter on top of the two I have in the. boat.
Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~ Chuck Clark