Wolf Lake Visitor Information
The Wolf Lake Community: The small town of Wolf Lake is located near the shores of the 1,400 acre lake it is named for. It’s believed that the lake’s original name was Gamakobimadagakwad, which is Chippewa for “Bear-Walking-on-the-Ice-Lake.” It’s also believed that the first settlers perhaps translated the Chippewa name incorrectly, calling it “Wolf Lake” instead.
Today, Wolf Lake is considered a great place for camping, hiking, and fishing. The area around Wolf Lake is also well known for its exceptional hunting. The town has great outdoor activities for all ages.
Wolf Lake Harvest Fest: The Wolf Lake Harvest Fest is a great town celebration that occurs each year in August. The festival has traditional events, along with some new events each year. Some highlights of the celebration include a Miss, Junior Miss, and Little Miss Wolf Lake Pageant, 2 street dances, a flea market, an antique tractor show, a blood drive, a parade, a 5K walk/run, kid’s games, a mud run, a horseshoe tournament, and many more activities! For more information, you can check out the festival’s website.
Klondike Café: The Klondike Cafe is a great place to have both new and traditional American food. Located on Manninen Avenue, the café welcomes walk-ins, groups, and kids. It also offers take-out and reservations. Some menu items include burgers, pizza, barbeque, sandwiches, and breakfast items. The café is open on Tuesdays from 8am-2pm, Wednesday-Saturday from 8am-9pm, and Sundays from 9am-9pm. For more information, you can check out the café’s Facebook page.
Waterfront Park and Campground: The Waterfront Park and Campground is located on beautiful Wolf Lake. The park is home to the Wolf Lake Wolf Pack amateur baseball team, and the campground allows great lakeside camping. Features of the site include a beach, fishing pier, picnic area, sand volleyball court, playground, showers, restrooms, electric hookups, and much more. For more information about the site, you can check out the Explore Minnesota website.
Amateur Baseball: The Wolf Lake Wolf Pack's home field of Waterfront Park is located next to the lake. The team is a part of the Lake & Pine North League, and plays most of their games on weekends throughout the summer. For more information about the Wolf Pack, you can check out mnbaseball.org.
Sportsman’s Park: Sportsman’s Park is located on the west side of the lake. With its several docks and piers and public access, this park is ideal for fishermen.
Wolf Lake Lions Recreation Area: The Wolf Lake Lions Recreation Area provides great entertainment for visitors and residents. The large sliding hill located within this area provides great winter fun. There is also a chalet, hiking trails, and a shooting range.
Smoky Hills State Forest: Smoky Hills State Forest is a 24,000 acre state-owned forest just north of Wolf Lake. Filled with small and shallow lakes and sprawling slopes, this forest is filled with natural beauty. This forest is also known for great hunting and its extensive hiking trails. For more information, you can check out the DNR website.
Lions Community Hall: The Lions Community Hall is located north of the Municipal Liquor Store in Wolf Lake. This hall hosts many public and private events, and is a great asset to the community.
Wolf Lake: Wolf Lake is the centerpiece of the community, with beautiful views of nature. The public access allows for great swimming and boat fun. Fishermen can expect to catch quality northern pike and black bullhead. For more information about this lake, you can check out the DNR website.
Spruce Grove Apostolic Lutheran Church is located just outside of Wolf Lake. Pastor Dennis Hannu is the worship leader of this church. Worship is held on Sundays at 11am, and the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month at 8pm. There is also Sunday School and Adult Bible Class at 10am on Sundays. For more information, you can check out the church’s website or call 218-538-6540.
Wolf Lake Laestadian Lutheran Congregation is located on County Highway 38 in Wolf Lake. From September to May, Services are held at 11am on Sundays. Sunday School is at 9:45am on Sundays, and Bible Class/Song Services are held at 7pm on Wednesdays. From June to August, Services are held at 10am on Sundays. Service is lead by Pastor Darwin Lake. For more information, you can check out the Laestadian Lutheran website.