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Viking Outposts - McInnes Lake S Outpost

52.110359942455155, -93.65689694881439

McInnes is a 25 mile long (north/south) lake located 70 to 95 miles north of Red Lake. We have 3 well spaced outposts, located in different parts of the lake. There is no other outfitter on the lake. All cabins are 4 bedroom with propane fridge, chest freezer and stove with oven. Hot/cold running water with shower. All cabins have a deck to enjoy sunsets. This lake hosts walleye, northern and lake trout. The walleye in McInnes are of a larger average size than in our other lakes. The lake is divided into sections. The main body and northern arms are deep and provide habitat for lake trout and structure for great late summer/fall walleye fishing. The east shore and south end are shallow and home to great walleye/northern fishing. This lake is an experienced fisherman’s dream, but yet provides great opportunity for the novice fisherman.


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Viking Outposts - McInnes Lake N Outpost

52.23380551470368,-93.70821833610535

McInnes is a 25 mile long (north/south) lake located 70 to 95 miles north of Red Lake. We have 3 well spaced outposts, located in different parts of the lake. There is no other outfitter on the lake. All cabins are 4 bedroom with propane fridge, chest freezer and stove with oven. Hot/cold running water with shower. All cabins have a deck to enjoy sunsets. This lake hosts walleye, northern and lake trout. The walleye in McInnes are of a larger average size than in our other lakes. The lake is divided into sections. The main body and northern arms are deep and provide habitat for lake trout and structure for great late summer/fall walleye fishing. The east shore and south end are shallow and home to great walleye/northern fishing. This lake is an experienced fisherman’s dream, but yet provides great opportunity for the novice fisherman.


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Viking Outposts - McInnes Lake Outposts

52.164304644082506, -93.6850494146347

McInnes is a 25 mile long (north/south) lake located 70 to 95 miles north of Red Lake. We have 3 well spaced outposts, located in different parts of the lake. There is no other outfitter on the lake. All cabins are 4 bedroom with propane fridge, chest freezer and stove with oven. Hot/cold running water with shower. All cabins have a deck to enjoy sunsets. This lake hosts walleye, northern and lake trout. The walleye in McInnes are of a larger average size than in our other lakes. The lake is divided into sections. The main body and northern arms are deep and provide habitat for lake trout and structure for great late summer/fall walleye fishing. The east shore and south end are shallow and home to great walleye/northern fishing. This lake is an experienced fisherman’s dream, but yet provides great opportunity for the novice fisherman.


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Viking Outposts - Critchell Lake Outpost

52.36986448342166, -93.82675856351852

This 2 bedroom cabin sits on an extremely scenic lake of 1900 acres with an averge depth of less than 20 feet. Critchell Lake is located 96 miles north of Red Lake and offers excellent walleye and northern fishing with access to lake trout. This picturesque lake provides tremendous opportunity for those who like to explore. There are 4 accessible portage lakes.

Travel south, over the short portage past the waterfalls to McInnes Lake for the walleye infested waters below the falls.

Go out onto the big waters of McInnes Lake to fish for lake trout.

Another day, travel the longer portage to Tractor-Train Lake for the fishing of a lifetime! Watch for moose here.

Yet another day, travel north to 2 more portage lakes on the McInnes River. Boats and motors await on these portage lakes.

The cabin faces north on a rock shelf with the front deck just off the water's edge. The kitchen and sitting area are in the front of the cabin. Two bedrooms and a shower room are at the back. The cabin comfortably sleeps six.


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Viking Outposts - Dolphin Lake Outpost

52.0244617547396,-93.73826444149017

Guests have found that it is teeming with walleye. The lake is also home to Northern. At 71 miles north of Red Lake, the two bedroom cabin rests on the east side of a north arm of the lake. It contains a large common area for the kitchen and sitting area. Both are well spaced to allow for comfortable socializing while cooking. The 2 bedrooms sleep six comfortably. Hot and cold running water is plumbed to kitchen sink and bathing facilities. Like all of our cabins, a separate room houses the shower and a sink. Dolphin is a shallow 1500 acre lake with several bays with depths of 5 - 15 feet. It is fed by several small creeks and the outlet flows westward through a series of rapids into Dolphin Creek. If lake trout is what you are seeking, portage into McInnes Lake where a boat awaits for more exploring opportunities. A small unnamed lake to the south has a boat on it.


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Viking Outposts - Orono Lake Outpost

52.22848943836958, -94.88290250301361

Nestled among the pine trees, this 4 bedroom cabin affords the most gorgeous views out to the lake. The front deck, recently built, allows for relaxation in the cool shade that so many of our southern guests seek. Ninety-six miles north of Red Lake, Orono is a 3200 acre lake that demonstrates the rocky outcroppings and reefs that our Canadian Shield has to offer. Walleye and Northern are abundant in this shallow lake and for further adventure there is an additional 2500 acres on the 4 portage lakes that all have boats located on them. The kitchen and common sitting area are located within one large space, but separate from each other. Large windows afford beautiful views out to the water.

This cabin easily sleeps eight.


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Viking Outposts - Rheaume Lake Outpost

52.30706826202138, -95.02091825008392

A fishing hot spot over 100 miles north of town!

Rheaume is our most northerly outpost at 105 miles northwest. Rheaume and East Rheaume provide 3300 acres of shallow waterway. Another 4300 acres exists in the 4 portage lakes to provide the adventurous fisherman with more great walleye/northern fishing. One can fish for walleye and northern right beside the cabin or fifteen miles down the lake. The large, 8 person, frame cabin offers 2 bedrooms and a bunkroom with woodstove and a kitchen and sitting area combination. Hot/cold sink and shower, as in all the cabins, is present in this one as well. A deck attached to the front of the cabin makes for great relaxation with the beautiful views to the lake. The forest, behind the cabin, is a magical place. The trees allow the sunlight to stream down onto the bright green mosses that make up the forest floor, in shadowy streaks. You might note this as you are heading to the out building!


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Viking Outposts - Nighthawk Lake Outpost

51.42771492407073, -93.33220213651657

A recent addition to our group, Night Hawk Lake is the perfect location for smaller groups. It is situated in a remote area 35 air miles northeast of Red Lake. This lake has 5 sections with a slight current in between each section. Un-fished for years, the water has plenty of walleye and northern. In order to ensure continued great fishing, special regulations apply to this lake. The two bedroom cabin is the only one on the lake and is well suited for groups of 2, father/child trips, or honeymooners.


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Viking Outposts - Crossland Lake Outpost

51.51315278442361, -93.2017394900322

Crossland Lake is located 44 miles to the northeast of Red Lake. Crossland outpost is actually comprised of 2 lakes; Crossland (580 acres) and Guernsey (796 acres). Both lake have slightly stained water and moderate depth. Large numbers of walleye are easily caught in both lakes, but Guernsey seems to have more larger walleye. Both lakes have numerous rock structures that are favourite homes for walleye. We get nummerous reports of larger northern caught each summer.

In additon to Crossland and Guernsey, there are two smaller lakes to portage into for an exploring adventure and more walleye and northern.

The cabin at Crossland is a large 4 bedroom cabin, new in 2004. It sleeps 6 people. The cabin is close to the lake and has a large deck overlooking scenic Crossland Lake. This cabin, as all the others, has hot and cold running water in the shower and kitchen. There is also a gas barbeque on the deck for outdoor grilling.

Crossland and Guernsey are both easy lakes to catch fish and sheltered enough you can safely allow your children to venture out on their own.

 


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Viking Outposts - Domain Lake Outpost

50.958604118510735, -94.59138259291649

Domain Lake is 36 miles west of Red Lake, in a remote corner of Woodland Caribou Wilderness Park. The lake is 8 miles long with numerous bays and excellent fish habitat. The map below links to a larger version.

 

Domain is a picturesque lake with pine trees and a rocky shoreline. It is like a sanctuary; off the beaten path, so the chance of seeing any other visitors is uncommon, except of course Hugh flying in to drop off groceries or ice. The lake is within Woodland Caribou Provincial Wilderness Park.

 

Domain Lake Cabin can accommodate 8 people. It has the rustic feel of the Canadian bush, with a traditional log cabin combined with the modern conveniences of an adjacent shower house. This is our last remaining log cabin outpost, as well as the last log cabin that Hugh and Craig built together with their father, Arthur. The three used logs from around the lake to build the cabin in 1975. The island cabin is nestled in the trees, with the lake in sight and a short walk in any direction. A rock hill lines one side of the island behind the cabin and is ideal for bar-b-queuing with a view.


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Viking Outposts - Optic Lake Outpost

50.93136772601211, -94.51235465705395

The cabin sits at the end of a long arm with a beach on one side and a stream on the other side, leading to a stunning waterfall, with the sound of running water always in earshot of your cabin space. This is Hugh's favourite location, a place they used to portage to from upstream Telescope Lake to explore and shorelunch. Hugh built the original cabin here in 1969 as his own personal get away. Hugh and Craig replaced it with a new cabin in 2001 with a large picture window and a waterfront deck. Optic Lake is shaped like a pair of glasses, connecting two clearwater basins. The lake is thirty-five miles west of Red Lake, within the Woodland Caribou Provincial Wilderness Park. Guests can portage to excellent Glenn Lake, where the Carlsons used to have a trapline, and where there are two boats and two motors for more great fishing. Guests can also venture upstream to Edgar Lake, a great place to take young people for walleye and smaller northern fishing.

 


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Viking Outposts - Telescope Lake Outpost

50.9354204381039, -94.40903395414352

  • Only cabin on Telescope Lake

  • the cabin is centrally located and beside a sheltered bay

  • primarily walleye and northern fishing

  • lake trout in a couple of deep basins

  • Babe Winkleman found walleye right out in front of the cabin

  • within Woodland Caribou Wilderness Park

  • portage to Embryo Lake for big walleyes (boats and motors waiting)

  • portage to George Lake for fast action walleye fishing


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