Though many think of Minnesota lake resorts as being a summer escape, winter offers just as much fun! Minnesota winters are known for sparkling white landscapes, phenomenal ice fishing, and a plethora of exciting winter activities like snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Summertime is for hitting the water and soaking in the sun or strolling through shady woods to find lookouts that open up to gorgeous lake views. Every season has so many things to do in Bemidji!

Sand Castle on Big Turtle Lake Beach

Summer Activities

Medallion Hunt (M-F) Clues will be posted on the lakeside of the Lodge daily at 9:00 a.m. Find the coveted medallion and YOU GET TO KEEP IT (worth $20 USD). Bring the medallion into the Lodge to receive a $20 apparel credit on your bill too!!

Kids Fishing Contest You can never take a kid fishing too much. Visit the Lodge for full details. Treats for everyone!

Multi-Species Fishing Contest Visit the Lodge for details. Big Annual Prizes!

All Day Kids Treasure Hunt
Stop by the Lodge any time to pick up your clues. Bring your answers back by Tuesday morning for a prize!!

2 p.m. Big Turtle Lake Guide Talk - Join us at the A-Frame to discover secrets of fishing Big Turtle.

2:30 p.m. Kids Casting Contest - Meet outside of the lode after the Guide talk.

9 a.m. Yoga at the Lake
- Brought to you by our wonderful friends at The Yoga Studio in Bemidji. Meet us outside of Liar's Lounge. Great for beginners and expert yogis alike. Bring a mat or a towel.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Lakeside Connections - Indulge in the warmth of fresh coffee, refreshing juices and the aroma of campfire cinnamon rolls as you mingle lakeside with the owners, staff and fellow guests of Kohl's Resort.

1 p.m. Tie Dye Party Time - Meet us at the A-Frame. Get creative with us to make your very own Tie Dye Tshirt to take home for a lasting memory of your time with us. Kids' shirts are $5. Adults shirts are $10.

1 - 4 p.m. Happy Hour - Stop by Liar's Lounge to enjoy $2 off ANY BEER! #whoopwhoop

7 - 9 p.m. Campfire & S’mores Night – Enjoy a smore on us while overlooking BIG TURTLE LAKE from our Sunset Terrace Fire Pit in front of Liar’s Lounge.

All Day Photo Hunt
Stop by the Lodge any time to pick up your clues. You'll need to explore & photograph the beauty of our northern MN Resort. Turn it in by Friday for a prize!

10 a.m. Woodland Putt Putt Competition – Meet at the Woodlands Mini Golf Course on the backside of the Resort for a putting challenge. Champions will receive a weekly prize. The Grand Champion of the SUMMER will receive a Kohl's Resort Apparel Package + $150 off next year's reservation at Kohl’s Resort.

6 p.m. Mississippi Music at the Paul Bunyan Park Waterfront - Mississippi Music at the Bemidji Waterfront is a weekly concert series held most Wednesday evenings during the summer.

10 a.m. Sandcastle Contest – Get your team together & meet at the beach! We have all the toys & tools you need to create the best sandcastle ever! Intergenerational teams & competitions are encouraged!!

3 p.m. B-I-N-G-O – Live at the A-Frame! This one is always a guest favorite! Join the FUN FOR ALL AGES!

10:30 a.m. Minnow Races Join us outside Liar’s Lounge! Family races are encouraged as well as competitions between cabins!

*Reminder: Visit us in the Lodge to settle your bill between 1 & 5 p.m. REBOOKING SPECIAL: Rebook for next year & receive this year's posted rate.

*LOYALTY GUESTS - We love to see our guests experience the northwoods in different seasons. We have specials if you want to visit us again in the offseason! Up to 30% off posted rates. Just visit with Ashley or Brian ... we'll get you hooked up!


Summer Amenities

There is no such thing as a bad day at Kohl’s Resort. Grab the kids and take one of our boat rentals out. A lot of people love knowing we have a sandbar on our lake - just out from the resort!! Or take a swim off the docks where we have an array of fun water toys but don’t miss any of our fun daily activities!! We have something for everyone at one of the best lake resorts in Minnesota!


  • Aqua Park – Water Obstacles
  • Water Trampoline – Rockit Water Toy
  • Tubes & Water Slide
  • Beach Toys, Beach Music
  • Water Platform & Diving Raft
  • Boat and Pontoon Rentals
  • Kneeboard & Water Skis
  • Towing Tubes and Ropes
  • Paddle Boat
  • Row Boat
  • Kayaks
  • Stand Up Paddle Boards – Oars and Paddles
  • Canoes
  • Hammocks
  • Beach Loungers
  • Fun Bugs
  • Log Rolling
  • Bait – Minnow, Nightcrawlers, Leeches, Lures
  • Landing Nets and Live Baskets
  • Fish Cleaning Facilities and Minnow Buckets
  • 3 Bays of Beach
  • Life Jackets and Boat Cushions
  • Boat Ramp – Electric on all Docks

Resort Amenities

  • The Woodlands Putt Putt
  • Shuffleboard
  • 10 Holes of Disc Golf
  • 9 Hole Miniature Golf Course
  • Volleyball Net
  • Playground
  • Hockey Net
  • Basketball Hoop
  • Permanent Laddergolf & Cornhole
  • Ping Pong
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Hammocks
  • Gameroom
  • Pond
  • Horseshoes
  • Grills
  • Bocce Ball
  • Firepits
  • Lawn Games
  • Giant Jenga
  • Board Games
  • Fat Tire Bikes
  • Hiking Trails

Kids, kids, and more kids!

Keeping the kids involved with the activities allow you to have a break... Relax, and enjoy your time here at Kohl's.

Family, Family & More Family

Here at Kohl's its all about the family and the memories you make. We have tons of activities to keep you or your kids busy. If activities isn't what you wanna do than do not worry. Relaxation and a simple sunset is all you need.


We have so many activities to keep you and your family busy. Now the great thing about it is that you do not have to do any of these activities its just an amazing feeling to have options while on your true north summer vacation.

When you first arrive at Kohl's you will be greeted with a list of activities we provide here at Kohl's. Check out a full list of activities below.

Activites Center & Putt Putt Golf