Below are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive.

How do you pronounce Kabetogama?


How big is the lake?

The 26,000-acre lake, which is part of Voyageurs National Park, has numerous bays and more than 200 islands. It reaches a maximum depth of 80 feet and has on average a water clarity of 9 feet. There is a lot of structure in the lake for fish.

What is provided in the cabins?

The cabins have a refrigerator/freezer, stove/oven, microwave, coffee pot, as well as kitchen utensils, dishes, pots and pans. Toilet paper and garbage bags are also provided. If you bring toilet paper, it must be septic safe. Wi-Fi and Direct TV are available in each smoke-free cabin.

What do we need to bring?

Remember to bring sheets/pillowcases (or sleeping bags). Each cabin has one queen in the first room and two twins in the remaining bedrooms. You’ll need to bring bath and kitchen towels, bath/kitchen soap, food/beverages for the week, containers for leftovers, sunscreen, camera, and fishing gear. If you’re bringing your own boat, remember bumpers and a short extension cord for your electronics (we have power at each dock slip).

What time is check-in?

Check-in is from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday at Kab Outdoors (about a 1 ½ miles before the resort at 9634 Gamma Road). Check-out is at 9 a.m. on Saturday, however we settle up billing on Friday afternoons. We have 20 cabins to clean, a fleet of rental boats to prepare, and grounds to get ready for you in a short window of time on Saturdays. Please refrain from arriving before the scheduled check-in time. It is greatly appreciated. If you are going to be checking in later than 7 p.m. on Saturday, please let us know.

Are pets allowed?

Pets are allowed in certain cabins. There is a $150 charge per pet for the week. While at the resort, dogs must be on a leash and all excrement must be taken care of by the guest. Pets are NOT allowed in the premier cabins (DW13, Eagle, Walleye and Moose). There is a dog kennel in International Falls.

What is available at the resort?

In addition to cabin and boat rentals, we have maps of Lake Kabetogama, ice, bait, and boat fuel. At Kab Outdoors, you can get additional bait, tackle, fishing licenses, clothing, camping and fishing gear, as well as treats at our full service ice cream parlor.

Are there grills?

Most cabins have a charcoal grill. Grills should not be moved to the decks as they can (and have) led to burnt decks. Cabins 1, 2, 3, 4, 13, Walleye and Moose have gas grills.

Do you have boat rentals?

We currently have a fleet of rental boats. The boats are rigged and ready for fishing and include pedestal seats, front and rear electronics, live wells, etc. Prices range from $800 to $1500 for the week, which includes insurance. Life vests and fish nets are provided in the boats.

Where do we get a fishing license?

You can either purchase your fishing license at check-in or go online to:

What are the slot limits?

The slot limits for walleye is 17-28” (any fish caught in that range must be released immediately). You can have a combination limit of six walleye/sauger in your possession, however you can only have a maximum of four walleye (the slot does not apply to sauger). The possession limit for northern is three, with one over 30”. The limit for smallmouth bass is six (no restrictions).

What is full dock service?

We have a large protected harbor for your boat. Each cabin has one dock slip. Additional dock slips are $100 for the week. Two dock slips come with the cabins 13, Moose and Walleye. The dock staff will get your bait and gas for you and will fillet your fish. They will help you when you leave and arrive back at the dock. We have electric hook-up for you as well. Selling bait and gas at the dock allows us to provide this full level of service. The dock staff works for tips.

What is the difference between a two-hour and a ½ day guide trip?

The two-hour guide trip is designed to teach you how to navigate the lake (there is a lot of structure and islands on the lake) and to show you where the good fishing spots are located. The ½ day guide trip will include navigational and hot spot information, as well as hours of fishing.

How many people can go on a guide trip?

If you are taking a two-hour trip, you can have up to four people in the boat. If you are doing a walleye trip, you can have up to three people in the boat. If you are going on a northern guide trip you can have up to two people in the boat. The number of people is limited to provide you with the safest and most successful fishing experience. For larger groups, a follow boat is an option for an additional fee.

What’s different about your guide trips?

Our flat rate is all-inclusive. There are no additional fees for bait or gas. We will take you fishing on Kabetogama so that you can learn the lake you are staying on. We have the only northern guide on the lake. Tips are greatly appreciated.

What do you have for swimming?

We have a swim up dock and steps to access the lake. There’s a deck with picnic tables for moms and dads watching their kids swim. We have a canoe you can use. We do not have life guards on duty. You can bring your own water toys as well. Jet skis are not allowed on Lake Kabetogama.

Can we have a campfire?

There are two designated fire rings in the resort. Approved firewood must be purchased locally as a requirement of Voyageurs National Park.

What is the cancellation policy?

Deposits are non-refundable if the trip is cancelled 12 weeks or less prior to the scheduled stay. If the cabin is re-rented for that particular week, a refund will be mailed to you.

Do you have laundry facilities?

The nearest laundry facility is located in International Falls, approximately 25 miles north of the resort.

Where can we get groceries?

If you are coming from the south, the last large grocery store before Kabetogama is located in Virginia (about 1 ½ hours south of us). There are two grocery stores in International Falls. There is also a general store (Gateway) two miles from the resort that carries some grocery items.

What else is there to do?

If you’re venturing out on the lake, you can take a short boat ride to Ellsworth Rock Gardens, a picnic area that features rock sculptures and flowers. Or you can take a 26 mile boat ride to Kettle Falls, a historic landmark that features a hotel, bar and restaurant built in the 1800s (this is boat-in only). There are also several smaller lakes that you can boat, then hike to, which feature other fish species. In the evening (except Mondays), you can head south to Orr and visit the Vince Shute Bear Sanctuary where you can watch a variety of bears that come in to feed at night thanks to volunteers from all over the world. There is a golf course in International Falls (25 miles) and one in Cook (45 miles). International Falls also has a movie theater and some shopping venues. There are several restaurants in and around the lake as well as in International Falls. There are plenty of hills in the area which make for great walking, running and biking experiences.

Any other questions, please contact us at 218-875-3841 or email: [email protected]