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About Us

Since 1936

For generations, Flag Island Resort has been a beacon for travelers to the Northwest Angle on Lake of the Woods. You will feel the warmth and history of this place from the moment you step on shore. Our goal is to be your home in this majestic wilderness while making your stay as comfortable, fun, and relaxing as possible. Every member of our team, from the dock boys to ownership, is here to serve and make you feel welcome.


We have 25 modern cabins, a full-service lodge, restaurant & bar, transport service, gift shop and tackle shop, plus fishing and hunting guiding services available year round. Our resort is an ideal base for your Lake of the Woods vacation on American or Canadian water, with the border less than 1000 feet away. Here you can discover true solitude in every season. With its 14,000 islands and 65,000 miles of shoreline to explore, Lake of the Woods provides almost endless opportunity for adventure. 


Our resort & restaurant are open all year and revolve around two main seasons: summer (open water) and winter (ice). We typically have open water by early May. With several fishing guides on staff and ties to the top independent guides in the area, we provide world-class fishing for walleye, muskie, and several other species. Fishing is our most popular summer attraction but there is much, much more to do here!


Lake ice usually arrives by early December which kicks off our winter season, and some folks are surprised to learn that winter is the busy season. Ice fishing is extremely popular of course but we also host snowmobilers, cross country skiers, and outdoor photographers just to name a few. Aside from the resort and lodge, we maintain 30+ heated fish house rentals, a ski-plane runway, and six tracked Bombardiers providing on-ice transportation. Winter at Flag Island is anything but boring! 


Fall and spring are excellent here too - fewer people and, ironically, the best fishing and hunting of the year. Just watching the seasons change up here is a treat.  Whatever season you choose to visit, the memories made at Flag Island Resort will last a lifetime.


Kirk W.

"Flag Island does it right! Awesome owners & staff. It’s the Island version of “Cheers”—everybody knows your name. Food is great & very reasonable room rates for cabins.
If you want to relax, have a guided fishing trip or bring your own boat, you need to check out Flag Island Resort!"

Donald B.

"We just returned home, having had a wonderful time fishing and Kayaking at the resort. The team went out of their way to make our stay memorable! The shore lunches are a must after a morning of fishing with the great guides.
We are looking forward to Muskie fishing next August!
We arrived as strangers and left as friends."

Sara A.

"We had a great time at flag Island resort the staff was very accommodating. The food was great, the cabins are clean and updated and fishing was awesome. Would definitely go back again!!"

Nick E.

"Flag Island Resort was top notch. Staff and service were excellent. Guides are very friendly and willing to help. Facilities are clean and welcoming. We will be back."

Jeff B.

"My wife and I couldn’t have been more pleased with our time at Flag Island Resort. The accommodations were great, but the people were what set them apart. The staff made you feel right at home and were there for anything you might need. It will definitely be an annual stop for us. Thanks again to everyone at Flag Island!"

Paul G.

"* Best resort experience I’ve ever had in one of the most beautiful settings I’ve ever seen *
We went to fish for crappies and walleyes and we had an absolute blast. However, the reason I can say I’ll be back is due to the staff and ownership that care for you and the resort. Fine details like packaging fish for transport, excellent food, knowledgeable and personable guides; all which made the experience more memorable.
Thank you for an excellent experience. I can’t wait to come back."

Mel R.

"The staff and the resort are absolutely wonderful. We stayed in Longbow and we were so impressed with our stay. The dock staff catered to all our needs, and the waitstaff made every accommodation with a smile on their face. I Recommend this resort to anyone that wants 5-star service and fell like you’re at home."

Rachel S.

"Our extended family has made an annual trip to Flag Island for over 10 years. Cabin upgrades and change in management has made our experience even better. Cabins are clean and well maintained. Spacious for big groups. Staff are consistently friendly and helpful. The restaurant has decent service and is perfect for a nice hot meal. The tackle shop within is a really nice addition. Fishing itself is fantastic and it’s hard to be disappointed even on a slow year. I would highly recommend for your next fishing adventure!"

Getting Here is Part of the Fun!

Flag Island Resort is a stone's throw from the Canadian border and, like most islands, we're surrounded by water:) The adventure of getting here only adds to the mystique. If you have questions about getting here, don't hesitate to contact us. We also put together this handy webpage to answer some of the most common questions regarding travel to Flag Island.

Meet the Owners

Our owners are actively involved at the resort and we hope this delivers a better experience for our guests.  In any event, it means you can get Chuck's famous smoked ribs every Saturday night at the Lodge, which alone is pretty sweet!

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Chuck & Andrea Haggenmiller

We're originally from Arlington, MN and our love of fishing is what initially drew us to Lake of the Woods. After a few years on the south shore, we ventured north and fell in love with this area. We dreamt of owning our own resort up here and in 2016 we got the opportunity to buy Flag Island Resort, our #1 choice! Living and working here has been a dream come true. We're both actively involved greeting guests, cooking meals, guiding anglers, and doing whatever it takes to provide a first-class resort experience. But we don't do this alone. Our talented, hard working employees are crucial to this operation and we are very thankful for them. Thanks for visiting our website, we hope to see you soon!

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