Trip Planning & Licenses

Oak Island Resort
Our resort is located on the northwest side of Oak Island, Minnesota on one of the approximately 14,500 islands in Lake of the Woods. To reach our scenic island location you can boat 6 miles from Young's Bay located at the Northwest Angle , or you can boat from the south shore of Lake of the Woods, by private boat or launch.

Northwest Angle
The Northwest Angle of Minnesota is located approximately 65 miles from either Warroad or Roseau, Minnesota. This 1 to 2 hour scenic drive takes you through the international boundary of the United States and Canada to Young's Bay which is located at the Northwest Angle. Young's Bay Resort offers convenient parking and boat launching facilities at a nominal fee.

Border Crossing Information
Canada requires a valid drivers license and birth certificate, or a passport for proof of identity and citizenship. The US requires a valid passport. Click here for U.S. border crossing details! Click here to view complete Canadian border crossing details!

Launch Services-Northwest Angle
Island Passenger Service offers launch transportation to our resort from Young's Bay and is available on a first come first serve basis.

Launch Services-South Shore
Ford's Transport Services offers on demand transportation to our resort from Rocky Point. Call 218-783-7356 or 218-689-1533 for details.

Lake of the Woods Passenger Service
offers on demand transportation to our resort from Sportsman's Lodge on Rainy River. Call 218-634-1342 or 218-556-9444 for details.

What to Bring
· Food & Drink
· Camera (Please email your full-size fishing pictures to us)
· Bath Towels
· Clothes, rain gear & hat
· Personal medications
· Personal toiletries
· First Aid Kit
· Hand soap
· Ziploc bags (if bagging your own fish)
· Matches & lighters
· Bug spray - 11% DEET or better
· Mosquito Coils / Citronella Candles
· Sun tan lotion - 15 SPF or better (25 to 35 recommended)
· Fishing Gear
· Stringer
· Landing Net
· Fillet knife
· Measuring tape & scale
· Depth Finder
· Compass
· Flashlight (Waterproof is best)