Ready, Set, Go!
The secret to Canary Beach Resort is in our name! Your family can always find privacy somewhere on the resort's 1000 feet of sandy beach. Since 1920, our guests have stated that we have the finest beach in the Pope County area. This groomed lake front is ideal for sand castle building contests or to just relax in a lounge chair while reading a good book and digging your feet into the sand. As you do so, you can watch your children and/or spouse slide down the 18 foot FreeFall Water Slide!

Guests of all ages enjoy our Lake Water Park. Attached to the slide is a 16foot Rebounder with Balance Log and additional smaller slide. Power paddlers (personal paddleboats) are also in our lake water park and are free for all guests. New for 2012, is an AquaGlide Splash mat, an 18foot by 5foot flexible, slippery mat that's downright wiggly with fun!

Located near our beach are a Rainbow Playground, swings, horseshoes, shuffleboard, and sand volleyball. On Friday and Saturday evenings (and by appointment), guests can enjoy a 25 minute hayride down quiet local roads, while observing wild life in their natural environment. Deer, turtles and Eagle's have been sighted.

If fishing is your calling, then Lake Villard is the lake for you! We are the only resort on this 536 acre lake. There are many fishing hot spots and some of the best fishing can be done right on our docks. You will have plenty of excitement with your children as you teach them new skills. Lake Villard is home for: northerns, walleyes, bass, perch, crappies, and sunfish.

Guests can enjoy a leisurely ride around beautiful Lake Villard on our pontoon. Fishing boat, motor, and canoe rentals are available. Life Jackets are provided.

Enjoying a campfire adds to a traditional Canary Beach Resort vacation. Fire barrels and campfire roasters are available. Firewood is available at the lodge. We regret firewood cannot be brought onto our property in an effort to keep our trees safe from invasive species. Don't forget to pack your marshmallows!

Office/Store has limited groceries, ice, bait, snacks, ice cream, clothing, and souvenirs. Our game room is located here with a pool table and free wireless internet. This is also the home for our guest laundry.

Activities and Canary Beach Resort are synonymous! A week is really not enough time to experience everything.

Easy to get to - hard to leave!