Area Attractions | Voyagaire Lodge & Houseboats | Crane Lake, MN

Mukooda Lake

We serve as one of the few lodges that can get you to and on Mukooda Lake. Within the untouched splendor of Northern wilderness, we provide unmatched opportunities to explore this hidden treasure.

Exclusive Exploration Experience

Embark on a serene journey across the pristine waters of Mukooda Lake, where tranquility reigns supreme. Our offerings include canoes, tandem kayaks, paddleboards and a rowboat, providing you with the perfect vessels to navigate this tranquil oasis. Exclusive access to the water is granted only through select lodges, ensuring a peaceful and undisturbed experience on the lake.

Mukooda Lake invites you to indulge in its calm embrace, with no motors allowed to disturb the serenity of your aquatic adventure. Whether paddling gently across the surface, hooking a massive laker, or delighting in a refreshing dip, Mukooda Lake promises a tranquil escape into the heart of nature’s tranquility.

Canoe on Shore

Fishing Mukooda Lake

With its abundant population of massive lake trout, anglers are going to have a great catch and release experience. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a novice fisherman, the serenity of these clear waters promises an amazing fishing adventure.

In Minnesota Lakers (lake trout) are a rare find, inhabiting only around 100 lakes in the state and they receive careful protection. Mukooda Lake is one of the few lakes where you will be able to catch a laker. Other species such as walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, and crappie are also present in the lake. Many of which were documented in the initial fisheries assessment of 1969. However, in recent years, additional species including bluegill, green sunfish, black bullhead, and burbot have made their way into Mukooda Lake, raising concerns about potential competition with the native lake trout population. Don’t miss out on the chance to make memories and reel in one of these rare treasures!

Canoe Fishing

Lake Mukooda Fish


Lake Details

Surface Area: 754 acres
Depth: 78 feet


Tackle Tips

Many locals and traditional guides will just fish with a jig and minnow. We find brightly colored jigs work the best. Rapalas and similar lures work well in gold colors. Lindy rigs and spinnerbaits with bright tails work as well.

  Hike Mukooda Trail

Discover the enchanting Mukooda Hiking Trail nestled in the Southeastern expanse of Voyageurs National Park. Accessible only by watercraft, this trail offers a unique adventure amid stunning landscapes. Hike along approximately 3 miles of picturesque trails, marveling at the crystal clear waters of Mukooda Lake.

As you journey through the trail, immerse yourself in the rich history of the area. Shaped by ancient glacial movements and marked by remnants like the Filben Cabin, once a notorious hideout during Minnesota’s Prohibition era. Whether admiring the timeless geological formations or uncovering tales of past ages, the Mukooda Hiking Trail promises an unforgettable exploration of nature’s wonders through the passage of time.

Visit an interactive map to view photos and details of interest around Mukooda Lake.

Difficulty: Moderate

Hiking Distance: 2.8 miles, round trip
Duration: 2-3 Hours
Restrooms: Vault toilets are located near the trailhead


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