Kohl’s Resort


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Brian and Ashley Putnam

Phone: 218-243-2131

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Email: relax*AT*kohlsresort.com

Website: http://www.kohlsresort.com

Location 15707 Big Turtle Dr. NE. Bemidji, MN 56601 Get Directions »


Big Turtle, Little Turtle, Movil


  • Air Conditioning
  • Bait
  • Beach
  • Pontoon Rentals
  • Boat Motor Rentals
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Childrens Activities
  • Fire Ring
  • Fishing Guide
  • Game Room
  • Hot Tub
  • In-Room Jacuzzi
  • Indoor Pool
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Reunion
  • Water Toys
  • Wi-Fi Access
  • Winter Availability
Open in the winter

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Be Our Guest,

We invite you to experience the beauty of Northwoods Minnesota. Sunsets, starry skies, and the songs of the loon are par for the course. Let us take your experience to another level!  Our family resort is Nestled in the Pines and Birch of the Buena Vista State Forest on the eastern shore of Big Turtle Lake.  We are just 12 miles north of Bemidji, voted best Minnesota town, 2017, home to Paul and Babe.

It would be our pleasure to welcome you and your family as our guests – any season of the year.

Family Related

Stay and Play. Vacation at Kohl’s Resort with your family and enjoy our daily activities – included in your stay.

All non-motorized water sports, Sand Castle Toys, Hammocks, Kayaks, Canoes, Paddleboats, Fun Bugs, Stand-Up Paddleboards, River Tubes, Rave Water Activity Island, Water Raft, & The Saturn.

Enjoy lakeside amenities along with an Indoor Pool and Outdoor Hot Tub year round.  Frisbee Disc Golf, Fat Tire Bikes, Shuffleboard, Horseshoes, CornHole, Ladder Golf,  Outdoor PingPong,  & Kid’s Fort on site.  Family planned activities are offered in the summer months.  Join us for Bingo, Trivia, Smore’s Night, Minnow Racing, Kids Craft, Medallion Hunt, Treasure Hunt and free Campfire Wood included.

Liars Lounge

Bring your appetite.  We offer a menu including our famous handmade pizza and deep fried pickles.  The bar is serving local Bemidji Brewing Tap Beer as well as 1919 RootBeer on tap.  Add a waffle cone piled high with one of our 8 flavors of Cedar Crest Ice cream!

Fishing Related

Big Turtle Lake has it all. Walleye, Northern, Crappie, Big Bass, Sunnies, Blue Gill, Rock Bass, and Perch. Kids can fish right off the dock or rent a boat to enjoy our three lake chain.  4 Pontoons, Hurricane Deck Boat, and 6 of our 18’ or 16 1/2’ fishing boat rentals are available. The structure and clarity of our lake is waiting for you!


Weekly stays: Buy 5 Nights get 2 Free!