Northern Lights Resort & Campground


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Mark and Karen Seaton

Phone: (218) 758-2343

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Email: nlr*AT*


Location 35387 Northern Light Trail Richville, MN 56576 Get Directions »


Dead Lake


  • Air Conditioning
  • Bait
  • Beach
  • Pontoon Rentals
  • Boat Motor Rentals
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Fire Ring
  • Fishing Guide
  • Game Room
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Pet-friendly
  • Recreation Hall
  • Reunion
  • Wi-Fi Access
  • Winter Availability
Open in the winter

Accommodations Rates:





seasonal sites




Summer Wkly Rate Standard $1,305.00



Summer Wkly Rate Semi-Deluxe $1,365.00



Spring/fall packages starting at $650.00



Summer Wkly Rate Deluxe $1,445.00



Summer Wkly Rate $1,900.00



Spring/fall packages $825.00



Summer Wkly Rate $3120.00



Spring/fall packages $1,425.00



Full wks avail spring/fall at 25% off summer rate



$59/night or $295.00/week up to 4 persons



$59/night, $295/week

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Northern Lights Resort is a clean, fun, family, fishing, and vacation resort on a quiet protected bay on Dead Lake. All ten of our modern housekeeping cottages feature lake views and are nestled in the trees with a park-like setting far away from the traffic and congestion of city life. We have (8) two-bedroom cabins, (1) three-bedroom cabin and (1) four-bedroom cabin. We have deluxe and semi-deluxe cabins as well.

Don’t let the name fool you… Dead Lake has great fishing!!! For your convenience, you can purchase your fishing license, bait and gas at here at the resort. We also have a well-maintained fish cleaning house. And, if you can’t wait to eat your catch, guests can grill it up on their cabin’s grill and enjoy it lakeside at their cabin’s picnic table. You can also share your fishing experiences each evening at the fire ring by each cottage and campsite.

We also have eight day/week lake view campsites with soft water & electric hookups. There is a dump station, as well as tote, available for the guest’s convenience. The campsites have a restroom/shower facility conveniently located. Seasonal RV sites are also available with full hookups to water, electric (50 amp service) and sewer. Each seasonal site can be rented by season or the month.

The resort is located on a calm bay with a clean sandy beach. The resort offers stand up Paddle Boards, Kayaks, Paddle Boats and Canoes for our guests enjoyment. In addition, a playground, water trampoline and Maui Mat are a big hit with the kids.  A game room and laundry facilities are also available. And, if you forgot something, our onsite store offers many of the common conveniences needed by families, campers and fishermen.

We welcome you to come join us for our summer Ice Cream Social on Sunday’s and relax by the lake. For more information, please visit our website at or call us at 1-218-758-2343.

Winter Related

Our cozy warm 4 bedroom cabin is open year-round. It can be rented as 2,3 or 4 bedroom cabin which sleeps up to 16. It is available for groups to enjoy ice fishing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, small retreats, crafting, quilting, scrap-booking etc. Check out our website for special winter packages.

Family Related

We are a fun, family resort. Families return each year to further their memories and family bonding. Clean, modern cottages and 8 campsites allow for both venues of vacation. Pets allowed. Dock fishing, game room, protected bay, sandy beach, and swim areas available.

Fishing Related

Dead Lake has 7,901 acres of fishery known for Walleye, Northern, Bass, Crappie and Sun Fish. Our protected bay allows for fishing any time of day and the larger lake allows for great exploration and fishing for “the big one”. Dock fishing is great too and a favorite with the kids. Families, groups & couples alike all enjoy fishing at Northern Lights Resort on Dead Lake.

Campground Description

Four lakeside campsites and four lake view campsites. Each site includes soft water and electricity along with a dock space, picnic table, fire ring with bundle of firewood to start with and charcoal grill upon request. Level padded sites. Shower/bath house. Dump station. Free use of sandy beach, playground, Rave (water trampoline), Maui Mat, Stand up Paddle Boards, Canoe, Kayaks, Paddle-Boats and all resort amenities.



New this year is our 3 night minimum during our prime time.
Spring/Fall packages – Monday to Friday or Friday to Monday. Fall/Spring full weeks 25% off of summer weekly rates.

Campground Specials

Four Campsites on the lake and four sites with lake view. Each site is level with a dock space. Book for 5 nights and get 6th and 7th night free.