Summer activities at Hungry Jack Lodge Resort & Campground, Gunflint Trail & BWCA.


Hungry Jack Lake Smallmouth Bass 19inHungry Jack Lodge is one of the oldest fishing resorts on northern Minnesota’s Gunflint Trail and offers a variety of fishing experiences during both summer and winter ice fishing seasons. Hungry Jack Lake is 463 acres in size with a maximum depth of 71′. Hungry Jack Lake is a MN DNR Smallmouth Bass managed trophy lake. As a result, guests of our MN family fishing resort will generally catch smallmouth bass that are larger than what is normally caught in similar Gunflint Trail lakes. Walleye and Northern Pike are also plentiful at our MN fishing resort and the sizes of fish being caught have been getting larger in recent years.

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Canoeing in or outside of the BWCA

hungr-jack-lodge-canoe-rentalBeing adjacent to the BWCA, Hungry Jack Lodge Resort & Campground has excellent canoe routes starting right from our northwoods resort. Whether your a seasoned paddler or a novice there is a “day trip” that will fit your abilities.

Pack a lunch, jump in a canoe and take a day trip into the BWCA to famous Stairway Portage and Rose Falls, near the Canadian Border. A good place to have a snack or lunch is atop the palisades overlooking beautiful Rose Lake, with a great view of Canada across the lake on the northern shore. After lunch continue down Stairway Portage, past Rose Falls, to the shore of Rose lake for a swim in the cool refreshing water before starting your journey back to Hungry Jack Lodge. On this little trip you will paddle portions of Hungry Jack Lake, West Bearskin Lake and Duncan Lake. You can leave right from your dock!

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Hiking in or outside of the BWCA

boundrywaters-vacation-lodgingMaybe you would prefer to hike one of the many nature trails to nearby scenic points like Caribou Rock (a very short hike), Moss Lake overlook, Honeymoon Bluff, or Long Portage — a real shutterbugs delight. You can begin your jaunt on any of those scenic hiking trails right from your cabin at Hungry Jack Lodge and Campground.

If you’re real adventurous you can hike to the top of Eagle Mountain, the highest point in Minnesota. The trail head to the top of Eagle Mountain is a short drive from Hungry Jack Lodge and Resort.

There are numerous other hiking trails within a short drive including Lima Mountain and Magnetic Rock.

Relaxing at Hungry Jack Lodge

Pause and Relax at Hungry Jack Lodge - Photo by Melissa Anderson

Perhaps you don’t feel like venturing out away from the lodge. No problem. There’s plenty to do right at Hungry Jack Lodge. Sunbathe on your own cabin deck, private dock or on the lawn by the sand beach. Take a dip in the crystal clear waters at our sand swimming beach, complete with swim raft. Kids can play in the sand box or on the playground equipment. Pitch some horseshoes, use the sauna or just sit and relax and soak in the beauty of Hungry Jack Lake.

The staff at Hungry Jack Lodge & Campground is here to help, guide and assist you in making your vacation whatever you want it to be. Please see our services page for information on rentals of pontoon boats, canoes, motorboats and other equipment to help you enjoy the best season of the year.

BWCA Visitor Information

Being adjacent to the BWCA, Hungry Jack Lodge and Campground has excellent canoe routes starting right from our northwoods resort.

Permits are required for all visitors of the BWCA, whether for a day or overnight. If you want to canoe, hike or fish in the BWCA, Hungry Jack Lodge & Campground will provide you with a free “day use” permit.

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State of Minnesota DNR Regulations

View and download the latest regulations relating to fishing, hunting, snowmobiles, etc. from the State of Minnesota DNR.