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 and over 14,000 islands to explore, along with forests teeming with wildlife.

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

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Minnesota Landmarks

The Lottery is celebrating eight uniquely Minnesota Landmarks. Our tickets feature 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. Stay safe and visit one of these beautiful spots in your corner of our great state.