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Oak Island Resort
3041 Oak Island
P. O. Box 37
Oak Island, MN
Oak Island Resort
16 Patterson Lake Dr
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Getting to the Northwest Angle
Oak Island Resort is located in Minnesota but to drive to Young's Bay you must cross through Canada. You can cross the border into Canada in either Warroad or Roseau. It takes about 1 to 1.5 hours to drive from either border crossing to Young's Bay.
Warroad Border Crossing - use if coming from the east (Baudette) OPEN 24 HOURS
Head north of Warroad on MN-313 N approximately 6 miles to the Canadian Customs border crossing. Stop and clear customs. You are now in Canada and the highway number has changed to MB-12. Continue on about 8 miles to Sprague. Turn right on MB-308 N, drive through the town of Sprague and continue for about 20 miles.
The road turns to gravel just past the cut off to Moose Lake. Stay on MB-308 N for about 5 miles, till you come to junction MB-525 E and turn right (this is a T junction and you must turn right to get on MB-525 E).
Continue about 14 miles until you arrive at Jim's Corner. (You will arrive at a stop sign and Jim's Corner will be in front of you.) At Jim's Corner, you are required to stop and "call-in" after making the journey from the border. To call in, you push the USA flag button to let them know you are returning to the States after driving through Canada.
When calling in, you will need to provide the following information: full name, date of birth, citizenship, and boat/vehicle license or registration number from all travelers in the party.
When facing Jim's Corner you will see that Dawson Road (County Road 49) goes to your right. Follow this road and the signs to Young's Bay.
Roseau Border Crossing - use if coming from south or west OPEN 8:00 A.M. TILL MIDNIGHT DAILY
Head north of Roseau on HWY 310 approximately 10 miles to the Canadian Customs. Stop and clear Customs. You are now inCanada. Continue on to the junction with MB-12 S (about 1.5 miles). Turn right and drive about 8 miles to Sprague. Turn left on MB-308 N.
The directions from this point on are exactly the same as if you were coming from Warroad.
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 6½ 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.
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.