Lake of the Woods spreads across the Northwest angle of Minnesota into Ontario and Manitoba. Zipple Bay State Park sits on the white sand beach shoreline near the Canadian border.

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Known as the Walleye Capital of the World, you’ll find world class trophy fishing on one of the largest lakes in the country. 

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Lake of the Woods is not just fishing, though. You get a panoramic view of the waters and forests by day and the Milky Way and northern lights by night. There are miles of secluded sandy beaches, over 14,000 islands to explore and forests to hike that are teeming with wildlife.

Lake of the Woods is a pristine wilderness area ready to be explored.

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Minnesota Landmarks

In 2020, the Lottery celebrated eight uniquely Minnesota Landmarks. The tickets featured Minnehaha Falls and Lake Harriet in the Twin Cities, Canal Park and Gooseberry Falls on the North Shore, Lake Bemidji and Lake of the Woods in Northern Minnesota, Lake Shetek in the Southwest and Lake Pepin in the Southeastern part of the state. 

Each ticket scene was another beautiful reminder of how Lottery proceeds help benefit all areas of Minnesota.