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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.


• Swimming
•Paddle Boats
• Horseshoes

• Fun Bugs
• Children's Play Grounds

• Kayaking
• Dock Fishing
• Community Campfire

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 trulyenjoy 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 caughtoff 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.

Ball Games:

• Volleyball • Tether Ball • Basketball


Fall in love at the scenic Southwood Resort while fishing 6,612-acre Lake Pokegama. If awall hanger walleye, big gator northern, or scrappy
slab crappie are your target, Lake Pokegama will not disappoint. And for youbassenthusiasts, 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:

• Walleye
• Northern Pike
• Smallmouth Bass
• Largemouth Bass
• Rock Bass
• Sunfish
• Perch
• Bluegill
• Crappie


 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 Sugarbrook Golf Course while taking in the beauty that only the nothwoods can offer.Take advantage of our Pokegama Golf Course specialgolf discount coupons for only $32! Pick up your coupon at the resort office and play the challenging 18-hole golf championship with cart, normally valued at$50. We are a proud partner of Pokegama Golf Course, located on the shores of breathtaking Lake Pokegama.

Other Activities

There is nothing more enjoyable than a relaxingevening cruise on one of our pontoons 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. We enjoythe many nights spent around the campfire with our guests listening to the call of the loon and watching the sun fade away whilesharing stories of the day’scatch, getting to know one another, or sharing a snack, making every evening a special one.

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 day. 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 Itasca Heritage Museum
White Oak Fur Trading Post Mississippi Melody Showboat MacRostie Art Center Hill Annex Mine

Edge of The Wilderness
Discovery Center

Pokegama Dam And
Recreational Area

Northern MN Car Show
and Swap Meet

Voyageurs Classic Dog
Sled Race

Itasca County Historical Society Northstar Stampede Rodeo Deer River Wild Rice Festival

Tall Timber Days

Preserving The Tradition

Many of our loyal guests have made Southwood Resort their home away from home for more than50 years. Our goal is to provide every guestwith lasting memories of their visit toSouthwood Resort. As a small family run resort we constantly strive to create that small family, northern Minnesota atmosphere for all of our guests. Several families and groups reserve the entire resort for reunions and special events every year. We constantly strive to provide for the needs of every member of our Southwood family. If a quiet, relaxing, fun filled,memorable vacation is what you need, Southwood Resort and Grand Rapids, MN is just where you need to be on your next vacation. We're "In Minnesota's Nature".

Contact us in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, for exciting outdoor activities.