The Horseshoe Chain of Lakes has been called "the best-kept secret in central Minnesota." Fish species in the lakes include walleye, muskie, northern pike, bass, crappie, bluegill, and channel catfish and many of these are stocked. The Chain has over 2,500 acres in its 14 lakes, all of which are accessible by boat.
Enjoy nature by taking a leisurely stroll along our nature trail. Explore the waters on our paddle boats paddle boards, kayaks, and canoe at no additional charge.
After a day of fishing on the lakes, your evening may be enjoyed by angling off the end of one of our four lighted docks.
For our younger customers, our playground is fully equipped with a sandbox, swing sets, slides, badminton/volleyball court, basketball court, and horseshoe pits (sports equipment provided.) There are lawn games (bean bags, lawn darts, giant yahtzee) in the store for our guests to use! Our sandy beach provides swimming fun and relaxation for everyone.
We also have a weekly Catfish contest for the kids with a $10.00 cash prize for the winning catch.
Even rainy days are special at Island View. Stop in at our game room where we have a pool table, Foosball table, ping pong table, games and more. There are tables and chairs where you can get together, socialize, and play any number of our board games.
But fishing isn't the only 'par for the course.' Remember to bring your golf clubs as we are just minutes away from three golf courses. Also a short drive away are horseback riding, movie theaters, spas, and more.
For those who enjoy shopping, we can point you in the direction of shopping malls, antique shops, and specialty shops. Then there is an espresso shop about 10 minutes away.
We are also just an hour away from Albertville outlet shops on I-94. Just a little further down the road is Cabela's sportsman's shop in Rogers, only an hour and a half from the resort is 'The Mall of America' located in Bloomington, Minnesota which is one of the largest malls in America and features an indoor amusement park, and an underwater aquarium.