Family & Fishing Resort

A friendly fishing and family orientated resort, located on Bowstring Lake, offering some of the finest Walleye fishing in Northern Minnesota. In addition to the great fishing, enjoy the heated swimming pool, neatly groomed grounds, courteous hosts and other activities. Just 38 miles northwest of Grand Rapids, MN, you'll be in close proximity to great shopping, culture and golfing.

Cabin Rentals

We have seven modern, clean and spacious cabins. All are furnished with everything except your own personal towels and dish towels. There is a playground, recreation room and heated pool all within close distance to each other.


Have a trailer or camper? We offer a rustic campground, limited to five units at a time. Enjoy the rustic, wooded campground Electricity and water hookups Indoor bath and shower area NEW camper bathrooms Some lake views Fire pits View Camping Rates

Walleye Fishing

Bowstring Lake has been noted for the great success fishermen experience on opening and second weekends of fishing. Excellent fishing continues throughout the summer. Other species of fish include the black slab crappie & jumbo perch which will also test your fishing skills. Bowstring is a NO Slot Limit lake for Walleye. Find out why Bowstring is one of Ron Schara's favorite…


When you're not fishing, there's plenty of fun for you and your family. Enjoy our heated swimming pool, recreation room with pool table and game machines, tether ball, badmitton, horseshoes, sand box and swings for children and plenty of local attractions, including the infamous Minnesota Lost 40.


George and Jean Thom have owned and managed Georgene's Haven since 1967. Guests return every year largely because of the gracious and courteous customer service. George can often be found advising guests on fish cleaning, hottest fishing spots and current trends, local folklore or sharing a good cup of coffee. We always appreciate & look forward to new and returning customers.

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Family Fishing Resort, Cabins & Campground - MN

2024 MN Fishing Opener (May 11)

Season is open!

Our 2024 season opens on May 10 as part of the Minnesota season opening on May 11. Unfortunately, at this time, we are completely booked for the first and second opening weekends (May 11 & 12, 18 & 19).

Our season runs through at least Labor Day weekend.

Opening Weekend Status

Weekend 1 (May 10-12) – BOOKED

Weekend 2 (May 17-19) – Two openings.

Weekend 3 Memorial Weekend (May 24-26) – One opening.

Opening Weekends Brouhaha

Once again, Georgene’s Haven will host a special two-weekend MN Fishing Opener “Brouhaha” event, featuring brats, beer and lots of fun!

Celebrating 57 Years in Business

Welcome to Georgene’s Haven on beautiful Bowstring Lake, traditionally one of the finest lakes in northern Minnesota. This 9,000+ acre lake offers plenty of fishing pleasure and fantastic scenic beauty. Nestled in the heart of the Chippewa National Forest you will often see our Bald Eagles, bear and listen to the calls of the loons.

Bowstring Lake has earned a well-deserved reputation for being one of the best Walleye, Perch, Crappie and Northern Pike lakes in the vicinity.

We offer a friendly fishing and family orientated resort. As continuous owners since 1967, we feel we offer you continuity and pledge to meet your needs. George and Jean are usually available to assist you with this.

Cabins for Rent - Bowstring Lake, Minnesota

We have seven modern, clean and spacious cabins. All are furnished with everything except your own personal towels and dish towels.

Rent by the Month and Save

We’re also offering cabin rental by the month for even greater savings. To learn more, view our rental rates.


After more than 40 years of coming to Bowstring Lake, we can enthusiastically recommend Georgene's Haven. With excellent fishing, clean & comforatable lodging and hosts that feel like family, there's no other place we would rather spend our vacations.
Steve Doerfler
Farmington, MN
Our family has been coming to Georgene's for many years. The hospitality they show their guests is very welcoming. Their resort and cabins are always clean on arrival. A quiet place to relax by the lake and fishing on Bowstring Lake has always been great!
Bill H
Fairmont, MN