Murphy Landing Resort has a long history on Wabana Lake. It began operations in 1950 and has been run continuously since then as a “Mom and Pop” seasonal fishing resort. Current owners John and Mary Uradnik bought the resort in 1976; it was their dream to be self-employed and to live on the water in the beautiful Chippewa National Forest. The Uradniks built additional cabins over the decades; the resort currently offers eleven modern cabins that are fully equipped for housekeeping.
We’ll be frank: Reservations are often hard to come by at the resort. The majority of guests at Murphy Landing have been vacationing at the resort for decades. While cabin availability can be limited, we do get cancellations each summer. Guests with flexibility in their vacation plans have a better chance of obtaining a cabin. We generally cannot accommodate large groups that require more than two cabins. We do not allow camping or tenting.
The season at Murphy Landing runs from mid-May through September. The resort is officially closed on October 1st each year.
From Grand Rapids, take Highway 38 north for seven miles until you reach Highway 49, also known as Wabana-Spider Lake Road. Turn right onto Highway 49 and follow it for approximately 10 miles. After a series of “S” curves, you will travel down a small hill. At the bottom of the hill, Highway 49 turns abruptly to the left. (The road straight ahead becomes Highway 59.) Continue on Highway 49 for another 1.5 miles until you reach Arrowhead Road, which is a gravel road on the left hand side. Turn onto Arrowhead Road; you’ll see our sign shortly.
Check us out on Google Maps, which shows a satellite view of our cabins and docks! Enter our address (30177 Arrowhead Road/Grand Rapids, Minnesota/55744) at www.maps.google.com.
For reservations or questions about Murphy Landing Resort, please e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 218‑326‑4346 (in season) or 218‑940‑5000 (November 1 to April 15). Our “snail mail” address is: 30177 Arrowhead Road, Grand Rapids, Minnesota, 55744.
Thank you for your interest! We hope to hear from you soon!
John and Mary Uradnik and Family