Visit This Remote Island In Minnesota To Get Away From It All

We all know that Minnesota’s most beautiful scenery is in its more than 10,000 lakes. We have the sandy beaches of Lake Minnetonka, the rocky shoreline of Lake Superior, and the resort getaways of Lake Vermillion. But what happens when you want to beat the crowds but still enjoy a lakeside retreat? One option is to escape to a remote island to get away from it all.

Minnesota’s Oak Island way up in Lake of the Woods in the Northwest Angle is one of the most remote places in Minnesota. But it’s possible to visit thanks to the five lodges that dot its shores: Oak Inn Resort, Sportsman’s Oak Island or Eagle Ridge lodges, Angle Inn Lodge, and Sunset Lodge. Let’s take a look at what it’s like to get away from it all on Oak Island.

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Have you ever made the trek up to Oak Island? Let us know where you stayed and what you thought! Or, if you’re interested in more island locations, check out these 7 islands in Minnesota that are a must visit.