Canary Beach Resort is open all year long, so conditions vary dramatically by season. Summer highs are in the low nineties and winter lows can reach 30 below. Lake Villard typically freezes over in early December and the average ice-out is mid April. Lake temperatures are perfect for swimming from mid-May through late August.
It will normally take you about 2 hours from the center of the Twin Cities. If you are travelling on a Friday, it might take you a bit longer due to traffic — Minnesotans love to go “up to the lake” on weekends.
Fishing licenses are available through the DNR website at www.dnr.state.mn.us
These water amenities are free for the enjoyment of our resort guests!
Our Fish Cleaning House has two cleaning bays with sprayers. We keep it very clean and ensure the fish waste is composted. In the winter, we relocate our Fish Cleaning House to the Lodge so that our guests have a warm, properly-lit, and well-sanitized facility to take care of their winter cleaning.
During the summer, we typically offer night crawlers and leeches for sale in the Lodge. Fetterers Live bait on County Road 28. On your own/Honor system Koep’s Bobbers & Bait in Glenwood http://koepsbait.com/main/ Minnewaska Bait & Tackle in Glenwood http://www.minnewaskabait.com/