Economic Base

Tourism and Recreation

The Red Lake and Ear Falls area has become a world-class outdoor recreation destination, known for its fishing and hunting experiences, for many tourists from Canada, the U.S., and Europe.  The area is home to over 100 resorts and lodges that offer everything an outdoors enthusiast would come to expect in a wilderness adventure.  You can choose to drive to the many road-accessible camps or you can fly out by floatplane to one of the numerous camps accessible only by plane.  Whatever you desire, accommodations can range from rustic outpost log cabins to luxurious and cozy resorts, complete with hot tubs.  Many offer housekeeping, American plan meals, and package deals.





Fishing and hunting are amongst the best you'll find. Some of the water areas surrounding this have remained untouched and produce real trophy-sized fish. There's no need for tall-tale fish stories here.


Hunters traveling to the area will find a wide range of hunting opportunities from migratory birds to the big game. Area wildlands provide some of the best hunting for deer, black bears, and moose in North America.


It's not just the great hunting and fishing that bring people to the area, it's also the great festivals! Every July, on the shores of Howey Bay in Red Lake, is the 3-day celebration of Red Lake's aviation history - the Norseman Floatplane Festival.

In August, on the shores of the Lac Seul in Ear Falls, is "Music in the Woods" with the Trout Forest Music Festival.

There are so many other events going on in the region, like the Red Lake Fall Classic Walleye Catch & Release Tournament in September, the Red Lake Winter Carnival in February, the Gyro Ice Fishing Tournament in March, the Red Lake Triathlon in August, and so much more!








For more information on the Red Lake &
Ear Falls area, please visit the Red Lake
Touring Region website: