Border Crossing Information   

Sportsman's Oak Island has a unique location and is situated right along the US/Canadian border. So close to the border we can see Canada from our dock. 

          You can get to Oak Island by staying in Minnesota the whole time if you drive to Sportsman's Lodge Rainy River/Baudette and come by boat, track vehicle, or snowmobile. Or you can choose to drive by car within 9 miles of the resort (the Northwest Angle) and come by boat, track vehicle, or snowmobile. When driving to the Northwest Angle you must go through Manitoba, Canada, and back into the United States. Border crossing documents are required. While staying at Sportsman's Oak Island Lodge you may choose to fish in Canada.

          U. S. citizens and permanent residents crossing into Canada to travel to the Northwest Angle or fishing in CanadaSix forms of documentation are acceptable as of 2009. They include the US Passport, US Passport Card, Enhanced Driver’s License or Enhanced ID Card, NEXUS Card, SENTRI Card, or the FAST Card. For more information click here.
COVID-19 requirements - Please click here for the current guidelines for testing to cross the border.
For transportation options to the island click here.