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32460 Southwood Road
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Fun-Filled Outdoor Activities

Forget about your busy city life at Southwood Resort in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. We have numerous exhilarating activities for everyone. With all the activities available there is sure to be no one left out. There is always something for guests of all ages to do here at Southwood. Our goal is to ensure everyone enjoys a fun filled vacation whether you enjoy fishing, boating, golfing, or just relaxing on the beach.

Keeping the Kids Happy

We all know that if the children aren't happy, mom and dad aren't happy. Your children are also important to us, so we ensure that they truly enjoy their stay here at Southwood. We have a very nice playground for your children with all the beach toys they could need. We have many blow up and other water toys available for their enjoyment. Your children are sure to enjoy fishing from any of our 5 docks or from one of our paddle boats out in the bull rushes. Many nice large and smallmouth bass, crappie, and blue gill have been caught off our docks and from the paddle boats. In case of bad weather, we have many games and movies available for sign out from the office.

Waterfront Activities


Other Fun Activities



Fall in love at the scenic Southwood Resort while fishing 6,612-acre Lake Pokegama. If a wall hanger walleye, big gator northern, or scrappy slab crappie are your target, Lake Pokegama will not disappoint. And for you bass enthusiasts, Lake Pokegama is one of the finest bass destinations in northern Minnesota. Thanks to an aggressive stocking program, Lake Pokegama is now home to the much sought after muskie. The lake is home to some of the area’s finest species of fish, including:



Pontoon Rental

There is nothing more enjoyable than a relaxing evening cruise on our pontoon around Lake Pokegama and taking in the beauty that is a part of the Southwood experience. Our pontoons also offer the security, safety, and room to move about while spending time with little ones on the water. 


Grand Rapids is home to 3 challenging 18 hole golf courses within 30 minutes or less from Southwood Resort. You can enjoy a round at Pokegama Golf Course, Eagle Ridge, or Sugar Lake Golf Course while taking in the beauty that only the nothwoods can offer. We are a proud partner of Pokegama Golf Course, located on the shores of breathtaking Lake Pokegama. Ask us about our special deals.

Local Attractions

You can enjoy many local attractions in the Grand Rapids area and Itasca County. There are many indoor and outdoor attractions in case you have less than a perfect weather. Here are just a few of those local attractions and annual events you may want to visit while staying with us here at Southwood Resort:

Forest History Center     Children's Discovery Museum     Judy Garland Birthplace & Museum

White Oak Fur Trading Post     MacRostie Art Center     Hill Annex Mine     Itasca County Historical Society    

Pokegama Dam And Recreational Area     Northern MN Car Show and Swap Meet     Tall Timber Days

Northstar Stampede Rodeo     Voyageurs Classic Dog Sled Race     Deer River Wild Rice Festival