Smith Lake is a 700 acre spring-fed lake known for it's excellent fishing! You'll find sunfish, crappie, largemouth bass, walleye, and northern pike swimming around Smith Lake. We have a full line of live bait available at the Lodge and a self-service fish cleaning facility so you can serve up your catch for dinner!
Life is better on the lake so bring your boat when you come for a stay at Smith Lake Resort. We have gas and docks available with a public boat launch right around the corner. No boat? No problem! You can rent one of our fishing or pontoon boats for the day or week when you visit.
KAYAKING, PADDLEBOARDING, & PADDLEBOATING
We love water toys and there's no better way to explore the lake than from a kayak, paddleboard or paddleboat! Whether you're fishing from a paddleboat, testing your balance on a paddleboard, or having kayak relays with your friends, these toys are fun for everyone. We have kayaks, paddle boards, and a paddleboat available to rent during your stay at Smith Lake Resort.
VOLLEYBALL NET & PLAYGROUNDS
If you're ready to take a break from the lake, we have two playgrounds and a volleyball net for you to use! Game, set, match.
Nothing beats the beach! Our sandy beach provides direct access to Smith Lake where the water is weed-free and shallow enough for young kids to splash around! We have benches and seating areas on the beach as well as a nice shade tree if you need to get out of the sun. The beach is very close to the cabins and lodge.
Our guests love how close Smith Lake Resort is to Osakis and Alexandria, MN because it provides easy access to all the local attractions both cities have to offer! If you're an outdoor adventurer, Central Lakes Hiking/Biking Trail is only 1 mile away and Lake Carlos State Park is within 15 miles of the resort. Inspiration Peak is a little further (30 miles) but well worth the drive. If you enjoy a good glass of wine or moonshine, you're in luck! Carlos Creek Winery is 10 miles away and Panther Moonshine Distillery is right in downtown Osakis. You can also enjoy local attractions like Viking Speedway and Big Ole, both only a 10 minute drive from the resort.