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Lake: Dead
38274 County Hwy 44
Richville, MN 56576

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Jim and Kristin Wherley
38274 County Hwy 44
Richville, MN 56576

Phone: (218) 758-2080
Toll Free: 800-SUNSBAY 786-7229

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Resort Specials:
Special early season pricing May 1st through May 19th, and late season September 9th through October 1st! Save 28.5% off the nightly rate! 3 night minimum required. Call us for details 218-758-2080.
Resort Description:

Sunset Bay Resort, nestled among 15 wooded acres, offers 550' of clean sandy shore, buoyed swimming area with raft & water sports, new beachside playground, stand up paddle boards and guest laundry facility, horseshoe pits, volleyball & badminton, basketball & a game room with air hockey, foosball, toys, & table games.

Located on the east shore of Dead Lake's north bay, only 3 miles south of Dent and 4 miles west of Richville on Otter Tail County Highway 44. Minutes from Perham, Ottertail City, Fergus Falls & Detroit Lakes. We’re about 200 miles northwest of the Mpls./St. Paul airport, or 70 miles southeast of Fargo, using US Hwy 10 or I-94.

Our 8 cedar-sided cabins all face the lake, are only 80-90 feet from the lake, and are at least 30 feet apart for privacy. All had new carpet, mattresses/box springs (we furnish nice, clean bedding for all), and exterior stain completed in 2013! We also installed new metal roofs in 2015/16, and new gutters on the front for 2017! They have fully equipped kitchens and private bathrooms with showers (bring your own towels). They are comfortably furnished and each living area has a futon. Picnic tables, charcoal grills, Adirondack chairs and lakeside fire pits are provided for the exterior.

We have 4 camping sites suitable for tents, campers, or RVs, each with 30 Amp electric & water hookups. In 2015 we added a new travel trailer to rent! Restroom and shower facilities are provided, as well as access to all resort amenities. Camping rates include boat launch and beach space for one boat per site.

The office contains a small store with a few non-perishable grocery items, snacks, frozen treats, & souvenir items. We also sell ice and boat gas/oil.

One 14-foot boat, or launch and dock space for your boat, is provided with each cabin. Paddleboats, a canoe, and fish cleaning facilities are all available at no charge to guests. Dock space, boats, motors, boat launch, a pontoon & window AC units may be rented as available.

Winter Related:

Our cabin #8 is fully remodeled and available for year round rental. Size and pricing can be adjusted for 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms to accommodate your group. Sunset Bay is close to snowmobile trails, and cabin 8 sits right on the lake for you ice fisherman!

Family Related:

There is no better place to bring the family to enjoy all Minnesota's lake country has to offer! Sunset Bay Resort has 550' of soft sugar sand beach, a large swimming area, water sports and fabulous scenery. Enjoy our brand new children's swing/playset!

Fishing Related:

Dead Lake spans over 7,900 acres with depths over 60 feet. It offers over 36 miles of lake shore and varied structure. Dead Lake enjoys a reputation for excellent fishing for walleye, large-mouth bass, northern pike, crappie, bluegill and sunfish.

Accommodations Rates:
#1 3 BD/2 BA 2017 Rates: $210-285/night; $1,050-1,425/wk 1-6p
#2/3 2 BD/1 BA 2017 Rates: $138-195/night; $690-975/wk 1-4p
#4/5 3 BD/1 BA 2017 Rates: $194-260/night; $970-1,300/wk 1-6p
#6 2 BD/2 BA 2017 Rates: $158-220/night; $790-1,100/wk 1-4p
#7 4 BD/2 BA 2017 Rates: $304-420/night; $1,520-2,100/wk 1-8 p
#8 3 BD/2BA 2017 Rates: $200-390/night; $1,000-1,950/wk 1-8p
Camp RVs/Tents 2017 Rates: $55/night; $330/wk for 1-4 p
Camp Our Travel Trailer 2017 Rates: $100/night, $600/wk for 1-4p