The city of Walker, situated on the south shore of Walker Bay, is the county seat of Cass County. While it is a small town, it hosts many “big time” events including the Moon dance Jam, a huge outdoor rock concert in mid summer and the Eelpout Festival in midwinter.
These unique events provide an insight into the character of the Walker area, a town that dares to be different. Walker has excellent shopping with an old town charm. Other attractions include a casino and a zoo – water slide – go carts – horseback riding facility all just 6 miles from Big Rock Resort. The huge Chippewa National Forest with 600,000 acres of forests and lakes provides many recreation opportunities.
The area also has several high quality golf courses including Tianna Golf Course and the new and beautiful Longbow Golf Course. Other courses in the area include two nine hole courses. An extensive trails system has placed Walker at the center of biking, hiking and snowmobile activities. We can help you make arrangements for any of these activities along with reservations at one of the fine restaurants in the area.
Leech Lake is the third largest lake entirely within the boundaries of Minnesota and has approximately 115,000 surface acres. The lake is geographically located in three glacial zones and has an irregular shape with many large and small bays. The deepest area of the lake is located in Walker Bay where depths reach around 150 feet deep. Approximately 80% of the lake is less than 35 feet deep. Similar to other large lakes in Minnesota, the fish community is dominated by species in the perch and pike families.
Walleye, northern pike, and muskellunge are the primary predator species, while yellow perch and cisco serve as the principal forage. Leech Lake is well known among anglers as a tremendous multi-species fishery, including excellent fishing opportunities for walleye, yellow perch, northern pike, muskellunge, largemouth bass, sunfish, and black crappie.
Leech Lake, one of the nations best fishing lakes, adds even more to the quality of your vacation. Leech Lake is famous for quality fishing for many varieties of game fish. As the “Muskie capitol of the world.”
It is a big beautiful lake with hundreds of miles of undeveloped shoreline, quiet beaches, islands and a powerful appeal to people who love fishing and water sports. Big Rock Resort’s central location on the western shoreline means you are in a perfect position to enjoy all aspects of the lake that is famous for its trophy muskie fishing and outstanding walleye, northern, bass and perch fishing.
Your dream of catching the big one may come true. The present large population of northern pike can provide excitement on any cast. Outstanding walleye spawns have produced a very large number of walleye in Leech Lake. Fall fishing for jumbo perch provides fast action and keeps our dock crew very busy. Other species of game fish are also present including large mouth bass and large black crappies.