Location: Zipple Bay State Park Fishing Pier

Managed by: MN DNR

Management Address

3684 54th Ave NW
Williams MN 56686

"After visiting Zippel Bay, you’ll remember the sunsets and the miles of white sand beach. The park is located on Lake of the Woods, one of the world’s largest lakes. The mood of the lake is always changing, from approaching storms that bring three-foot-high crashing waves and lightning flashes to an eerie stillness, broken only by the faint calls of a thousand raucous gulls, out of sight in the lake’s interior. In summer, the 3,000-acre park offers a swimming beach and picnic area on the big lake, drive-in campsites and a group camp, a marina on Zippel Bay and a stone jetty providing protected access to Lake of the Woods. Birding is excellent—be sure to watch for sandhill cranes and piping plovers. In the winter, three miles of snowmobile trail provide access to the lake, which snowmobilers will find dotted with fish houses making virtual towns on the ice. Seven miles of groomed cross-country trails wind to the lakeshore through jack pine, birch, and open fields." as presented http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/zippel_bay/index.html


The pier listed within so many references provided by and on behalf of the MN DNR have not been updated, the pier is currently closed due to its deterioration.  SEE PICTURE

Location Info » For directions, click the marker in the map. »

From Baudette go west to Co Rd 4, go N to Co Rd 8, go W to Co Rd 34, then go N to the Park and follow signs to pier. From Warroad go south and then east on MN 11 through Swift approximately one mile to Co Rd 8 W, follow to Co Rd 34, then go N to the Park and follow signs to pier.


Buadette and Warroad have many stores from which you can shop as well as a Casino close by in Warroad operated by the Red Lake Nation. Big box stores are not available unless you want to drive to Bemidji or Thief River Falls. All types of bait and tackle shops can be found in the area. For specific questions please contact either the Chamebers of Commerce located in Baudette or Warroad. www.lakeofthewoodsmn.com or www.visitwarroad.com/


Baudette and one side and Warroad on the other and the surrounding area is a four season destination for visitors wanting to fish, hunt or simply to enjoy the outdoors. Within the cities as well as around the surrounding area visitors will find motels, cabins, and camping available. For the latest information on lodging please visit www.lakeofthewoodsmn.com/lodging/ (Chamber of Commerce, Baudette, Mn) or www.visitwarroad.com (Chamber of Commerce, Warroad, Mn).