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Celebrating our 83rd year in business!!

2019 cabins are booking fast! Send an email or call if you are planning your vacation!
(715)945-2665 or email us at indiantrailresort@yahoo.com

Weekly cottage openings & partial week cottage specials for 2019 

Enjoy pleasant family fun, swimming, canoeing, hiking and, of course, fishing where walleye, crappie and smallmouth bass abound and where the Musky is king!

Our resort's historic “Little Red Bar”
was featured in the book, Bottoms Up,
A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars & Breweries

Come have a cold drink in our famous
bar and let us share our tavern's unique ambiance with you.

LARGE Infrared Propane Grill with additional griddle for Lakeside Motel use.

Click Here For Lakeside Motel/Bunkhouse.

John & Brenda Dettloff
Welcome You To Indian Trail Resort

Our nostalgic atmosphere will remind you of simpler times and provide you with a peaceful escape from today’s fast paced world.

Relax in the comfort of our cottages’ screened in porches, as you gaze out at a beautiful sunset and listen to the magical call of the loon.

Weekly cottage openings & partial week cottage specials for 2019

*OPEN 1st weekend in May thru 2nd weekend in October

 *CLOSED FOR THE WINTER SEASON with the exception of the
Beachfront Cottage...please call (715)945-2665 or email us at

to make a winter booking

Seasonal  Campsites

Please  call or Email for  full  details!

(715) 945-2665...indiantrailresort@yahoo.com

Winter Drawdown On The Chippewa Flowage...A History

Indian Trail Resort is Nestled on the scenic and secluded shores of the world famous Chippewa Flowage

See Video Of The Chippewa Flowage Fishing Adventure

See Video Of a 46" Musky catch on 8/8/13 - Guided by John Dettloff

See The Video Of One Of Our Guests Catching A 43" Musky

See a Midwest Outdoors Clip With John & Larry Ladowski

See John and his European guest Catch a Nice Musky !!!

  • 7 Lake Front Cottages

  • Private Piers with Electrical Outlets

  • Picnic Tables & Grills

  • Screened-in Porches

  • Reasonable Rates

  • 700 Feet of Shoreline on 50 Acres

  • A Wilderness Setting (No Development)

  • Sandy Beach & Fire Pit (Sunset Views)

"Musky fishing is not just a MAN'S SPORT!"
Brenda caught this 30# beauty

At Indian Trail Resort

  • Paddle Boats & Canoes (Free)

  • Good Boat Launch Ramp

  • Boats, Motors, Guides, Bait, Ice

  • Dockside Gas & Oil

  • Full Liquor Bar & Pizzas

  • 10˘ Juke Box

  • Probably the Last 10˘ Bowling Machine

  • Smoke Free Bar with Adjoining Patio for Smokers

  • Off site massage therapy available for our guests...To make an appointment, Click Here


 Matt Swiatkowski proudly
hefting his beefy 46" musky

Rick Warren With His 47.5"

Guide, Al Denninger, holding
Mike Blaska's 48 1/2" catch

As Hemingway's Santiago once said, "September is the month of the big fish." And this was again proved this past September when our guests caught two 30# class muskies in just two days.

It was an unforgettable
Father/Daughter moment !!

Ashley's nice hybrid musky!

The Chippewa Flowage is an unspoiled area where water recreation can be enjoyed by all !

The scenic waters of the Flowage are
 truly a paradise for canoeists and kayakers !

Mike Markowicz pictured here at the right, with his 39 Pounds 11 ounces, 52˝ Inches Musky

Click Here To Read The Story

Your Vacation Adventure Is Waiting !!

Fall On The Chippewa Flowage

This is one of the most beautiful times of the year. The explosion of Autumn colors will dazzle the eyes.

Whether its Walleye, Bass, Crappie or Musky, you will find it at Indian Trail Resort.

The cooler weather also brings the promise of some  great fishing.


John Dettloff With a 34 pounder on a fall evening!

11 year old Parker Coleman was guided
 by John Dettloff to this 47.5" Musky

Pat O'Brien caught
a 42", 44" and this 46" Musky
all in one day !

John Dettloff with this late fall 34# release.

Mike Drover with two October Trophies

Brenda Dettloff with a 28# Fall beauty.

Come Musky fishing in Fall…
Try for that trophy of a lifetime!

Fall was the time when Louie Spray caught this 69# 11 oz world record musky (pictured left).

Click here to read the story of how he caught that big one… in his own words!

The Little Red Bar…
Where the people are friendly, the beer is cold,
and the fish tales are many!!!

The historic 'Little Red Bar' welcomes visitors and guests as Indian Trail Resort celebrates another season on the World Record waters of the Chippewa Flowage. Each year an impressive count of Musky are caught out of Indian Trail Resort, with 98% of those Musky being released.

Its secluded location is only minutes away from prime Musky water and is in the vicinity where Louie Spray's World Record Musky was caught.

Come have a cold drink in our famous
bar and let us share our tavern's unique ambiance with you.

During the day, the family can enjoy swimming or sun bathing at our private beach.

The shelter of the trees makes the beach a great location for an afternoon fish fry.

In the evening, the fire pit on the beach is an excellent option for getting the family together and roasting marshmallows, hot dogs or making smores.

Indian Trail Resort has a full liquor bar and pizzas as well as a fine selection of quality Musky lures and, of course,  live bait and ice and dockside gas.

Indian Trail Resort gets you off to a good start !
All new guests are treated to a lake orientation conducted by
fishing guide John Dettloff.

On your complimentary trip with John, he will point out some of the lake's breathtaking scenery, the bountiful wildlife and, most importantly, he will show you some of the lake's nearby hottest fishing spots.

John, Brenda and Pat Dettloff would love to have you spend
your next vacation at Indian Trail Resort.


Indian Trail Resort
7431 N. Chippewa Flowage Road
Couderay, WI (54828)

Call (715) 945-2665

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The life & Times of Louie SprayRecently featured on CBS television's program, "CBS Sunday Morning," check out "Three Record Muskies in His Day," the fascinating book that has captured not only national acclaim, but  has also been featured three times in one of Great Britain's leading angling magazines.

This book is a unique Northwood's novel about the life and times of one of Wisconsin's greatest outdoor legends, Louie Spray. Sure to capture the interest of anyone who enjoys Northwood's nostalgia, outdoor adventure, and Muskie fishing, this book promises to take you on a rare journey back to a most fascinating era in Wisconsin history, as seen through the eyes of the region's most flamboyant outdoorsman.

John Dettloff's new book Topwater Tactics & Tales is now available.


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