Bonnie Beach Resort is a traditional Minnesota lake resort. We are family owned and operated. The resort is one of the oldest running resorts in the area it has been in operation continuously since 1882 with only 8 different owners. It was previously known as Camp Corliss until 1946.
Bonnie Beach Resort is located on Clitherall Lake in Otter Tail County. Otter Tail County is located in West Central Minnesota and is known for its fantastic water resources. There are 1049 platted lakes within the County boundaries. Mixed among the lakes are hardwood forests and prairie. The two major industries in Otter Tail County are agriculture and tourism.
Clitherall Lake has 2493 surface acres of water. The unique shape of the lake gives it 14.2 miles of shoreline. The maximum depth is 70 feet with a median depth of 28 feet. Water clarity is 13.12 feet by the secchi disk method. The state average is 9.68 feet. We often hear, "I can't believe how clear the water is". Clitherall Lake is a fantastic multi use lake. Because of its size and development you have room to do everything a person wants on a lake. The water clarity makes you want to spend as much time in the water as you possibly can. Whether it's tubing, knee boarding, skiing, cruising, sailing, swimming, or just floating. And don't forget the fishing.
Clitherall Lake has many angling options, you can target Walleye, Crappie, Bluegill, Large Mouth Bass, Small Mouth Bass, Northern, and Muskie. After the catch everyone talks fishing in the screened fish cleaning house with GFI outlets and a stainless steel work table.
Bonnie Beach Resort has a season long catch and release fishing contest every year. We have a Walleye division and a Large Mouth Bass division. We have been fortunate to see a 30 inch Walleye and a 21 inch Bass swim back to their habitat. Prizes are awarded each year.
Don't forget to check out our retail products. We have candy, snacks, cold drinks, select grocery items, frozen pizza, clothing, and Minnesota's own Schwan's Ice Cream treats. We have live bait for sale and you can use our minnow buckets, landing nets, fish baskets, and life jackets. Pure premium gasoline and 2 cycle oil are on site for purchase.