You’ll want to bring your fishing rod if you ever find yourself in Baudette; after all, it is the Walleye capital of the world.
A jet charter airport in Baudette takes you south of Lake of the Wood county to a welcoming area located nearby Zippel Bay State Park and Beltrami Island State Forest. With so much natural beauty in the surrounding area, it’s no wonder that outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the area year-round.
Fishing in Baudette and Lake of the Woods never disappoints. As the second-largest freshwater lake in the United States, Lake of the Woods is a one-stop-shop for experienced and new anglers. Walleye, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Crappie and more all await fishermen waiting to bring a trophy-sized catch home.
Zipple Bay State Park offers camping in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter. Whether you want to dig your toes in the sandy shoreline or stay perfectly still trying to catch a glimpse of an American White Pelican, the park was made for you. If you feel like sampling blueberries right off the vine, head over to Beltrami Island State Forest in July. The island’s recreational opportunities also include hunting, camping, horseback riding and canoeing.
Wander through the town of Baudette and stop in at the many shops and restaurants in town. You may catch a glimpse of Willie the Walleye, a fiberglass replica of the area’s dominant fish. If visitors are lucky they’ll land in Baudette in time to enjoy “Willie Walleye Day” to celebrate Willie’s birthday.