2012 Tournament of Champions
The Edgewater Resort and Waterpark
2400 London Road, Duluth, MN 55812
They will block off parking lots and buildings for TOC participants. Within a block of their parking lot is a Perkins, Holiday gas/convenience store, liquor store, coffee shop, Reef Bar, etc. And Marine General is a few blocks away on the same street. The Edgewater is 21.4 miles from Island Lake.
Directions from the Edgewater to the Island Lake ramp.
1. Head southwest on London Rd toward S 24th Ave E (0.3 mi)
2. Take the 3rd right onto S 21st Ave E (0.6 mi)
3. Slight right onto Woodland Ave (1.1 mi)
4. Turn left onto W Arrowhead Rd (2.9 mi)
5. Turn right onto Rice Lake Rd (16.4 mi)
The closest options to Island Lake TOC Launching and weigh-in sites are really on a couple lakes. One is the Eagles Nest Resort, just south of the ramp launch on Fish Lake (about 10 miles) and another is the Hi-Banks Resort on Fish Lake, 12 miles south and west of the ramp at the dam on Island Lake from the launch site. One other just 3.4 miles north of the lake and west of the MP Launch site we will be using for the TOC, that's Silver Fox Lodge on Boulder Lake.
Additional lodging option close to Island Lake:
Eagles Nest Resort
6103 Lavaque Rd Duluth, MN 55803
Full service restaurant and lounge. New cabins (5) with complete kitchens & bathrooms. Dishes, cookware, microwaves, bed linens, gas fireplaces & sleeper couch. Fish or snowmobile right out your door. Boat & pontoon rentals. Gas/oil plus lots of trailer parking. Located on intersection of 2 state snowmobile trails. Open year-round, 7 days/wk. May-Sept/$620 week (Sat-Sun); Oct-April/$115 night
Hi Banks Resort
5392 Fish Lake Dam Rd, Duluth, MN 55803
Newly remodeled cabins (4) with a beautiful lake view. Jacuzzi suite w/fireplace. 1,2,3 bedroom cabins. RV sites - electric available. Open 365 days/year. $100-$120/night (2 night minimum); $600-$700 per week.
Silver Fox Lodge
7495 Boulder Lake Rd, Duluth MN 55803
2 cabins no showers…$330 plus tax per week.
United Northern Sportsmen
Being the most convenient, since it is the site of the TOC Weigh-In. Their camp sites are free to members, plus $5/night for electricity, but limited sites with electricity. If you have a generator you're good to go. Everyone staying at the campsite must be members, but that's only $24/yr per member. They also have a private launch site and 5 docks (these docks will be used for TOC weigh-in). Be sure if you join to mark the recommended by: as Minnesota B.A.S.S. Federation, Doug Pirila. So we can show them how many we bring to them. As a member you also can target shoot, bow, rifle, swim, etc.
After these resorts and campground, you really are coming to Duluth for hotels and motels. There are a lot around so check the Visit Duluth for information on lodging, restaurants and events.