Scenic Point Resort … “What Is It?”
Of the 1,049 lakes in Otter Tail County, the very first settlers chose the shores of Clitherall Lake to call home. From that time on, Clitherall Lake has caught the joy and imagination of many outdoor enthusiasts. George Hammer wrote in 1884, “We sail along the eastern shore for a mile and a half arriving at “Cape Lundquist” (Scenic Point) whose hospitable villa is always open to tourists. We then round the “Point” of “Cape Lundquist” into the lovely and sheltered “Eureka Bay.” The lake is formed in the shape of the letter “T” and there is always a calm harbor in one of her bays.”
Every year, guests return to Scenic Point to recount fond memories of good times and good fishing of years gone by.
The Coltons first came to Clitherall Lake in 1959 as visitors from Iowa and in 1984 purchased Scenic Point. Since that time, there have been many improvements and additions, most notable being the 3 and 4 bedroom cabins, a 26 unit campground, a new store and lodge area. Scenic Point also sports a sand beach volleyball, canoes, kayaks and swimming raft.
The cabins are all located within 35 feet of the waters edge and because of Scenic Points unique location, we have swimming areas with little or no unwanted boat traffic or weeds.
The boat harbor offers excellent protection for large boats and great fishing from shore.
We are able to accommodate every situation from the single tent camper to large family reunions and weddings.
Come and enjoy the special feeling that has kept people coming to Scenic Point for over 130 years.
About the Coltons
Scenic Point Resort & Campground is a family owned and operated business. For the last 29 years, the Coltons have delivered family hospitality, clean cabins and an unforgettable “Vacation Location.” Terry Colton not only celebrates over 30 years of Scenic Point Resort ownership in 2017, but he also has the distinction of fishing Clitherall Lake for more than 50 years. Wife Brenda joined the team in 1987. Today she finds herself taking reservations, overseeing check-in/check-out, house-keeping, fish weighing and waiting for the the newest additions to the Scenic Point family to come visit.
Terry and Brenda have been blessed with the addition of seven grandchildren: Summer (10), Gunnar (4), twins Charley and Lucas (4), Hudson (2), Gracyn (1 1/2), and John (1). Daughters Heather (a.k.a. Minnow), Kristen and Chelsea spent the last 20 years operating the resort. Heather has moved to Lincoln where she is an attorney who works primarily in Juvenile/Family law. Kristen recently married Randy Doffin of Council Bluffs and spends her days chasing their son, John, around the house. Chelsea continues her education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha where she is working on her Masters of Science in Physical Activity in Health Promotion.
The Coltons are here to make your stay the most enjoyable of any resort in Minnesota. We want your business today as well as your business in the future. Please give us a call today and reserve your “Vacation Location” today!