Things to Do

There are soooo many things to do at Campfire Bay Resort and on Fish Trap Lake! Whether you love to be active or just relax, we've got you covered. Whether you like to be outside or inside, we've got lots of options. Organized activities? Check. Boat rentals? Check. Things to do rain or shine? Check! We try to have something for everyone!

Resort Activities

Every week starting Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day weekend we have fun-filled activities scheduled one to two times a day. While we have new things to do every year, there are some favorites our returning guests expect each time they come back! Perennial favorites include:

Tie dyed shirts drying outside in the sun on a drying rack

Tie-Dye Activity

We get all funky with tie-dye on Sunday afternoons. We have many items to dye available for purchase at cost, from pillow cases, to shirts, to bags, bandanas, and more! You can also bring your own items to dye, but they must be 100% cotton as synthetics do not dye well. We will guide you step by step how to achieve amazing tie dye designs so that you come away with a groovy souvenir of your stay!

two young boys sit in the grass watching 2 bottle rockets launch during resort activity

Pop Bottle Rockets!

We have a blast shooting off our homemade rockets one morning. It's one of our guests' favorite things to do at Campfire Bay Resort! We meet in the lodge and CBR staff guide you in how to build the best rocket from recycled materials, and then we have a fun tournament to see whose rocket goes the highest!  There are delicious prizes for the top 3 winners and even something for all participants!

Younge women, like this gal, kids, and people of all ages love woodworking activity at Campfire Bay Resort

Woodworking Activity

We make everything from shelves to bird houses another morning and walk you through step by step how to do it. You'll leave with a project to use or enjoy for years to come, and the memories along with it!

Painting a fun project like this wood car at Campfire Bay Resort painting activity

Painting Things

From the project made in woodworking class to ceramics to wooden objects and creatures to bags and shirts--take a break to be creative and paint to your heart's content!


We make all kinds of cool beautiful jewelry using a variety of mediums from plastic to leather to sterling silver. Like the painting activity, this is more of a time to create whatever you want! However, CBR staff is on hand to help guide you, give advice, and even help finish your project if you need it.

Nature activities and things to do at Campfire Bay Resort

Nature Day

One of our personal favorite things to do is enjoy nature outdoors, so want to share that with you! Think scavenger hunts, minnow races, and crafts that help you enjoy, appreciate, and even learn about the beautiful area we live in.

A father and two sons stand on a dock fishing. The father is baiting one son's hook.

Other Weekly Activities

  • Ladies Sunset Pontoon Cruise
  • Fishing Contest
  • Ice cream social
  • Carpetball Tournament
  • Campfire donuts

Other Things to Do at the Resort

Playground with a swingset and elevated playhouse with 2 slides on a pea gravel concrete rimmed pad on a sunny day

Don't want to join in any of the organized activities? There are so many other things to do any time you want!

  • Swim in our safe, sandy bottom swim area with water bouncer, inflated log roll, and kiddy water slide
  • Build a sand castle or creature on the beach
  • Get out on the lake in one of our fishing, ski, or pontoon boat rentals
  • Cruise the waters in one of our hydro-bikes, kayaks, canoes, or stand-up-paddleboards that are free for guest use
  • Play in the game room where there is ping pong, a pool table, air hockey, a foosball table, and various video games
  • Get active in the Rec Center which has a full gym with pickleball, basketball, volleyball, riding toys, a fitness room, and a play area
  • Play on our regulation sand volleyball court
  • Play gagaball, carpet ball, horseshoes, or bocce ball
  • Have fun on the playground
  • Fish on our lake or on one of dozens nearby (and then use our nice, convenient fish cleaning house)
  • Check out one of 100s of free movies, games, puzzles, and books to borrow
  • Relax in the Day Spa with massage therapy, hair, and nail services
  • Take a walk on our nature trail or on any of the quiet country roads near the resort

Things to Do at the Resort in the Winter

Fisherman in pink jacket sitting on a snow covered lake fishing near a blue portable fish house
Two kids ride little scooters in the gym at MN resort
  • Tube or sled down one of the several hills on the resort property


  • Ice fish--Ice houses aren't needed as some of the best fishing is just a short walk from your cabin out on the ice, but if desired, ice house rentals are available from Boats and Beyond Rentals.



  • Cross country ski or snowshoe on our nature trail, on the lake, or on the quiet roads that aren't used in the winter around the resort


  • Ice skate on the lake (depending on ice/snow conditions) or at the free rink in Motley just 8 minutes away.


  • Play basketball, volleyball, pickleball, large group games, or have fun on riding toys in the Rec center.


  • Make a sign or piece of jewelry at a workshop (see the DIY Workshop information below), in your cabin even!

DIY Workshops

Bride and groom hold a handmade wooden sign with laser cut letters forming the words "The Sams Family--est. 2023"

We offer fun DIY workshops at Campfire Bay Resort by advance request! Escape for a couple of hours to create your own unique home decor piece!
Offered to both guests and non-guests--just a minimum of 3 people is required and usually happens Friday nights at 6:30pm (other times may be available upon request).

Price~ varies per project from $30-$50
For more information on workshops offered, to inquire about workshop availability, or to sign up please contact Haci at 218-831-0525 or visit her site HERE.