Activities At McArdle's Resort

Lodge & Office

Our lodge is a hub of activity, offering a snack bar, video games, pool table, wireless Internet access and satellite TV. Our resort office is located in the lodge as well.

Items that you will find at the lodge:

  • Ice Cream
  • Pizza
  • Fishing License Sales
  • Tackle
  • Pop & Beer
  • Groceries & Ice
  • Massage Studio
  • Snacks & Candy
  • Clothing & Souvenirs
  • Video Games
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet Access

Heated Swimming Pool

While dad and grandpa are fishing for walleye on Lake Winnie the rest of the family will enjoy the many resort activities available at McArdle’s. Our heated, in ground swimming pool is the most popular amenity, drawing in sun seeking guests on warm summer days throughout June, July and August.
The view of Lake Winnibigoshish from the sun deck is breathtaking! The pool is open Memorial Day through Labor Day between the hours of 9am & 9pm.

Playground and Outdoor Fun

McArdle's has plenty to entertain the young and young at heart. Our safe and sturdy playground is a great place for kids to spend an afternoon. You'll also find a basketball and volleyball court, horse shoes, bocce ball, croquet and tons of space for running, playing and exploring.
Guests can also rent a canoe or paddleboat to fish or explore the shoreline, and many find hours of entertainment pulling in perch right off our docks – with an occasional walleye or northern pike taking a bite!

Docks are staffed 7 days a week from 7am to 9pm for bait, gas, assistance and more.

Other Area Attractions

There is plenty of regional places to visit and explore near McArdle’s. Check out some of our favorite places below.

  • White Oak Society
  • Children's Discovery Museum
  • Joyce Estate
  • Itasca State Park
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Forest History Center
  • Camp Rabideau CCC
  • Suomi Hills
  • Lake Bemidji State Park
  • Great Northern Depot Museum
  • Hill Annex Mine
  • Lost Forty
  • Golf
  • Horseback Riding
  • Forestridge Winery
  • Judy Garland Birthplace
  • Cut Foot Sioux Ranger Station
  • Amusement Parks
  • Hiking & Biking Trails
  • Bemidji Woolen Mills