At Silver Water Wheel Lodge, we combine incredible fishing with first class service, equipment and accommodations to provide our guests with “The Complete Fishing Vacation.” Lac Seul is the finest trophy walleye fishery in Northwest Ontario and is arguably one of the best in all of Canada. In addition to the terrific walleye fishing, there is also fantastic northern pike action and an exploding smallmouth bass fishery. Isolated and centrally located on the south shore of Lac Seul, Silver Water Wheel Lodge is truly a trophy angler’s paradise.

Contact Info

Mike Willems



Box 723

Dryden, ON P8N 2Z4

Phone: (807) 529-3373


13376 Deer Ln.

Burlington IA 52601

Phone: (319) 752-0770

e-mail: mike@sww-lodge.com


Silver Water Wheel Lodge is located 42 miles north of Dryden on the south central shore of Lac Seul. Access is simple and convenient whether you choose to fly or drive. For specific travel instructions please call.


Most of our guests cross the border at International Falls, MN into Ft. Frances. Take Hwy 11 east to Hwy 502 north to Dryden. Travel through Dryden past the paper mill over the railroad tracks to the Hwy 17 intersection. Take a left at this set of lights heading west on Hwy 17. At the very next set of lights take a right on hwy 601 heading North. Silver Water Wheel finger board signs will direct you the remaining 42 miles to the lodge.

Follow Highway 601 for 6.5 miles until it curves hard to the right. At this point you will follow the gravel road straight ahead.
Follow gravel road approximately 1 mile
Turn right onto North Road
Follow North Road 10.1 miles to railroad tracks
3 miles from the tracks take the left fork at the “Y” (Road to Hudson/Marker 13)
5.8 miles from first “Y” take the right fork of the second “Y” (marker 19)
6.7 miles from second “Y” take the right fork onto smaller road
This final stretch is 4.7 miles into the lodge.

Expect the trip from Ft. Frances to take you roughly 2 hours to Dryden. The trip from Dryden to the lodge can range from 1 hour to 1.5 hours depending on the road and the vehicle you are driving.

We advise guests driving a car or low setting vehicle to use extra caution as the road is a bit rough.


Most of our guests traveling commercial airlines choose one of Northwest Airline’s connections from Minneapolis to International Falls, MN. Rental cars are available at the airport and the remaining drive is a scenic 3 hours. Those wishing to charter a flight to Dryden can call for details.

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