ABOUT NORTHERN ACRES RESORT & CAMPGROUND

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OFFICE & RESTAURANT DIRECTIONS TO NORTHERN ACRES & WEATHER
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A BEAUTIFUL WILDERNESS SETTING

Our small, family-oriented resort and campground
is located on Bowstring Lake
in the heart of the Chippewa National Forest.
Come and enjoy our quiet, unspoiled surroundings,
beautiful sunrises over Bowstring Lake,
excellent fishing for walleye, crappie and jumbo perch
and other outdoor sports,
scenic walking trails through the woods,
many kinds of birds and wildlife, and the area's varied recreational opportunities.
Watching eagles and osprey soaring down to catch a fish
or watching a great blue heron
nibbling at minnows in the shallows can be a real treat.

FAMILY FUN

Because part of the fun in vacationing is to escape the hectic schedules of daily life, we offer no planned activities. Bowstring Lake provides activities for all ages, including fishing, boating and swimming. Biking, hiking and wildlife watching are favorite pastimes. Please plan to provide appropriate parental supervision for children of all ages, especially near the water!

We can suggest local events and sights, too, to interest almost everyone. The Lost Forty, Judy Garland's house in Grand Rapids, the Palace & Northern Lights Casinoes near Cass Lake and the world-famous Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox statues in Bemidji are some of the unique sights in the area. Duluth's zoo & great lakes aquarium, Lake Superior's North Shore Drive, and the North American Bear Center and Wolf Center in Ely are easy day trips. There is also the White Oak Casino in Deer River, less than half an hour away.


WANNER FAMILY

2017 is our twenty first year at Northern Acres Resort & Campground. We want to extend a warm thank you to all our guests both "new" and "old" for all the fun, excitement and friendship. We encourage you to plan ahead for another busy summer. As always, our goal is to provide you with everything you need to have your best "up north" vacation ever.

A recent family picture shows the Wanner Outdoors group, Bruce, Gigi, Shea, David, Mom (Marge) & Gail Wanner. David's girlfriend Jan is missing from the photo, as is Tony Rief, our non-relative investor. Brother Bruce, who lives in Thief River Falls, joins us regularly with P.D., his large dog, during the summer months while he and David smoke and grill wonderful food!

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OFFICE & RESTAURANT


The office is open at 8 am daily and closes at 8 pm. If we are not there, we may be mowing, cleaning cabins or doing other tasks nearby.

Please check in at the office on arrival or let us know in advance if you will arrive after
hours so we can provide directions to your cabin or camp site.

You can purchase snacks & basic grocery items such as pop, beer, ice, candy, frozen pizza, canned goods, breads, and ice cream treats. Also available are souvenir sweatshirts, tee shirts, caps, jackets, tackle, bait, outboard motor gas and oil.


BOWSTRING ACCESS RESTAURANT

OPEN for Lunch & Dinner!!!

Bowstring Acess Restaurant is open from 11:00 am to 7:30 pm Thursday
through Sunday, serving lunch and dinner. The menu includes a variety of meals and sandwiches, including burgers topped with David's smoked bacon.
Onion rings are one of the all-time favorites. The chili is unbeatable when you want something to warm you up after a breezy day on the lake.

The restaurant also offers coffee, beer and soft drinks in an atmosphere where all ages can relax with family and friends.


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DIRECTIONS TO NORTHERN ACRES

Northern Acres Resort is approximately a 4-hour drive
north from Minneapolis and St. Paul.
We are about 45 miles north and west
of Grand Rapids, MN.

DISTANCES
Deer River 27 mi.
Grand Rapids 42 mi.
Duluth 125 mi.
Minneapolis 225 mi.
DesMoines 480 mi.
Chicago 620 mi.
Canada 90 mi.




DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS

Highways 35, 169 and 6 all meet Hwy 2, which runs across northern Minnesota.
The resort is only open from May through the first hard frost, but we are here year-round and the roads are maintained all year and kept well-plowed during winter months.

AIRPORTS

Bemidji (BJI) is the closest commercial airport serving north central Minnesota and is served by Delta's (formerly Northwest) regional carrier, with several daily flights. Rental cars are available but be sure to book in advance. Take Hwy. 2 east from Bemidji through Bena and turn north (left) on County Hwy. 9, which intersects with Hwy 46 at Gosh Dam Place. Continue north on Hwy 46 and follow above instructions from Cutfoot Sioux on. Note that Hwy 9 is a beautiful wilderness drive that crosses the Mississippi River where it exits from Lake Winnibigoshish (Winnie).

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WEATHER

The North Country experiences the coldest weather of the season in January & February, with -20 degrees recently and a "high" of -1 degree. We've had almost daily snow in December and it glistens in the sunlight. Despite the cold, ice fishermen are out on the lake.

For detailed current weather information on Deer River, Minnesota and neighboring areas, use this link to Weather Underground

Spring and summer weather here is extremely variable. We have had fishing openers in mid-May when parkas and snow boots were necessary and we've also had kids swimming and playing in shorts. Even when it's warm in the summer, lake winds can be chilly. We recommend bringing a windbreaker and sweatshirt even in midsummer. Mosquitoes are usually plentiful, especially around sunset, and you may want a long sleeve shirt and jeans to reduce bites. We do get hot, humid days but they're rare and seldom last.

According to the USDA's Marcell station, average temperatures from June through August are 60-66 degrees. December through February average is 12 to -2 degrees. Needless to say, air conditioning isn't usually needed when you're up north!

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Northern Acres Resort & Campground
47292 Bowstring Access, Deer River, MN 56636
Reservations Phone 218-659-2845
Email nacres@paulbunyan.net


Copyright(c) Wanner Outdoors, Inc.. Created: 1/4/98 Updated: by Gail Wanner 1-2-2017