Minnesota is called the land of 10,000 lakes, but they probably just got tired and stopped counting at that point and went fishing. Smack in the middle of them all is the “Alexandria Lakes Area” where thousands of years ago glaciers carved their way through the area, leaving behind hundreds of lakes, nestled in the wooded hills and boundless prairie. Here you’ll find Shady Rest Resort and Campground on beautiful Lake Amelia.
The Langhoff family has been providing a family vacation destination since 1978 offering exceptional lakeside cabins, overnight RV sites, and seasonal RV sites. Shady Rest Resort is open from May to October and located just 2 hours from Minneapolis. We have 2 tennis courts, pontoon and fishing boat rentals, bait and tackle shop, safe beach with a swim raft, great fishing, and much more.
For over 100 years families have come to Alexandria, Minnesota and the neighboring Town of Glenwood to get away from the heat of the city, relax by a lake and do a little fishing or hunting. Today, more than ever, the area is the top Minnesota vacation destination for families. Alexandria offers visitors lodging at the many hotels in the city or a cabin or RV site overlooking a lake from one of the numerous local Resorts.
For the fisherman, Lake Amelia has a little bit of everything, including black bullhead, black crappie, bluegill, bowfin (dogfish), brown bullhead, common carp, largemouth bass, Northern pike, pumpkinseed, rock bass, walleye, white Sucker, yellow bullhead, and yellow perch.
Alexandria may also be the real “Birthplace of America”. At the Ruinstone Museum in Alexandria you’ll find the actual stone left by adventuring Vikings over 100 years before Columbus came to America and discover the mysteries about the stone that are still debated.
There is also the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum where you’ll find the great history of resorts, grand hotels, fishing clubs, and classic boats
The area is also known for it’s numerous antique shops and shopping, great golf courses, fabulous dinning, an indoor water park, 2 race tracks and the state’s largest winery, Carlos Creek Winery.
For more information you can visit the Shady Rest Resort and Campground.