Here in Minnesota, vacationers can have just as much fun in the wintertime as they can during the summer. We offer plenty of winter toys that can keep you entertained from October through March. Some of our most popular items include ATV rentals, snowmobile rentals, and RV trailer rentals. For those wanting to do some ice fishing on the frozen water, however, our ice house rentals go quickly. The only question is, where is a great place to ice fish? Below are our picks for some of the most popular lakes in Minnesota to camp and fish during the winter.


Mille Lacs Lake

If you drive roughly 100 miles north of Minneapolis, you’ll run into Mille Lacs Lake. Although the lake covers a sizeable area (132,516 acres to be exact), it’s deceivingly shallow in some areas. For this reason, it’s a favorite of fisherman and lake campers. This lake holds a wide range of fish including walleye, northern pike, tullibee, muskie, burbot, perch, crappie, and both small and largemouth bass. No matter what direction you head on the lake, you’ll find all of these fish. It’s a great place to set up one of our ice houses and do some deep-water angling around the deep gravel and mud-flats.


Gull Lake

Gull Lake is in Cass County and Crow Wing County in the central part of Minnesota. As you cruise along the shoreline, you’ll notice lots of rustic cabins embedded in a beautiful scenic landscape. The lake is also home to 19 resorts that operate throughout the winter. It’s a fantastic place to head out for ice fishing.


According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, there are over 35 species of aquatic life below the water’s surface. Bass and panfish feed on the bulrush plant. And if you’re into walleye, then you’ll have plenty of opportunities to pull them out of the lake. The lake stays solid through the winter, so one of our ice houses is a safe and secure venture.


Lake of the Woods

Lake of the Woods draws visitors from all over the U.S. The lake occupies Ontario and Manitoba as well as the northern area of Minnesota. Lake of the woods is over 70 miles in diameter and contains over 14,000 small and large islands. It covers over 65,000 miles of shoreline. There are plenty of places along the shoreline for excellent fishing and camping.


You may want to check out Zippel Bay State Park where you can place an ice house or a ground tent. They offer plenty of facilities and a marina. Lake of the Woods is home to walleye, northern pike, muskellunge, perch, lake sturgeon, sauger, lake trout, crappie, and dozens of other fish.


Fractional Toys Provides Ice House Rentals

No matter where you go fishing this winter, Fractional Toys has the perfect ice house for you. Our wheeled fish houses include plenty of accessories and tools, generators, and propane tanks. To reserve your icehouse, call us at 651-340-0937, or you can message us at We serve the greater Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota area.