Welcome to The Arrows Resort


This has been more than a quick year, and it’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  If you’re looking for a getaway with family and friends to the Northwoods for a traditional snow-covered Thanksgiving in a great well-equipped home, give us a call.  We’ve already had about a foot of snow and have about 6 to 8″ on the ground at this time. 

Snowmobile, ski, and ice fishing seasons are just around the corner.  Cisco Lake froze up today, November 14, and ice is forming on our shorelines here on Thousand Island Lake.  Some of the smaller area lakes froze up within the past week.  It’s a great time to start planning now for your winter getaways if you haven’t already.  We’re hoping that trails will be able to be groomed on December 1 again this year as soon as our deer season is over.  We have our fingers crossed!  We are on an access trail to the main snowmobile trails here as well as having lake access.  You can snowmobile right from your door, and we have plenty of parking for your trailers.  Regular and super premium gas are available right here, too.  


It’s not too early to make reservations for the coming year.  The easiest way to get us quickly is by phone at 906-358-4390 or cell or text to 715-360-6650.  Spring through fall we also have pontoon and 16 1/2′ deluxe boats with 40 hp or 50 hp motors.   

Thanks so much for visiting our website.  We hope to see you real soon!  Please let us know if you have any questions.  We would love to help.  The very happiest of holidays to you and yours. 

                                                                               Carole and Denver Yakel

.                                                                                                         Deerpath

 We are located on Thousand Island Lake on the Cisco Chain in Watersmeet

in Michigan’s fantastic U. P. just four miles north of Wisconsin!

The peace and tranquility of this beautiful area will leave you feeling relaxed and happy. We invite you to enjoy our beautiful woods and waters, incredible wildlife and waterfalls, the soaring eagles and cries of the incredible loons, the clearest starry nights, the most sparkly pristine snow-covered virgin forests, and the solitude of this truly blessed area. Come and enjoy it with your family and friends and take home some wonderful memories!

The Arrows are private family-owned homes located on Thousand Island Lake on the Cisco Chain of 15 Lakes in Michigan’s fantastic Upper Peninsula. Our homes are just a few miles over the Wisconsin border. We have two deluxe executive homes that will sleep up to 15 people each. They have many wonderful amenities. Two of our homes are located at the former Indianhead Resort: a three-bedroom, one bath home with a screened-in porch and a four-bedroom,  two bath home that can be rented as one unit or two separate two bedroom units. We have just taken management of two other homes on Thousand Island Lake that we don’t even have up and running on this website yet!  We are now renting out Eagle View, the former owners’ home at the former Lac La Belle Resort.  It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms.  We rented this home out for years.  Many improvements have been made in the past couple of years, and we are happy to have this as a rental again.  We also are renting out a two bedroom, one bath cottage (Sunset View Cottage) about a mile down the shoreline.  It’s almost lake level, has a sandy shoreline, and will add variety to the kinds of places we can offer.  Since Eagle View wasn’t rented for some time, we have all kinds of availability there.  All of our homes have many great amenities for your added comfort as well.  We will also be renting out the former Bluegill Point at Lac La Belle.  We will have more information soon on this two bedroom one bath remodeled mobile home right on the water.  It’s a great time to make reservations now.  Just let us know what time you’re looking for and we will be happy to help you with your vacation plans!

We are 12 miles southwest of Watersmeet and 15 miles northwest of Land O’ Lakes, WI. We’re 34 miles from Eagle River, WI, 300 miles north of Milwaukee, WI and 390 miles north of Chicago, IL. It’s about a 5 ½ hour drive to either the Mackinaw Bridge or Minneapolis, MN.

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THE CISCO CHAIN OF LAKES is comprised of 15 navigable lakes with 270 miles of shoreline.  Thousand Island Lake is the largest of these scenic lakes and has numerous islands and bays.  A day boating on the chain is a memorable one… be sure to include the smaller uninhabited lakes, too.

Our son, Bryan, with his nice musky!

WALLEYES, MUSKIES (the state record musky was caught in 1980 on our lake!) large and smallmouth bass, northerns, perch, crappies, and other panfish are plentiful.  Many trophy fish are taken each year.  Thousand Island also contains lake trout, splake, and cisco.  Explore any of the 302 lakes and 241 miles of trout streams located in Watersmeet alone.

WILDLIFE abounds here.  There are many, many nesting pairs of bald eagles and loons on our chain.  Deer, coyote, raccoon, red fox, bobcat, skunk, otter, beaver, muskrat, bear, porcupine, fisher, etc. are abundant in our area.  Even bobcats and timberwolves reside in Sylvania (we’ve had radio-collared wolves in our yard a few times!).

We are located in the OTTAWA NATIONAL FOREST and just one mile from Sylvania Wilderness and Recreation Area.  Sylvania is a national forest with 21,000 acres of virgin forests and 36 unspoiled lakes.  This area is closed to motor boats on most lakes (and snowmobiles in the winter), but it is available to the public for canoeing, picnicking, hiking, fishing, swimming, hunting (in season), and winter sports.  There is a beautiful sand beach on Clark Lake which we highly recommend for swimming.

FLAMING FORESTS of colored trees brighten our area from the end of August till sometime in October.  This is a wonderful time to visit the chain.  The fish are biting better with the cooler waters, and fewer people are boating with school back in session.  You’ll long remember the peacefulness and beauty of the chain in the fall.  Late October and early November can provide some of the best fishing of the year!  Terrific fall and spring discounts and super discounts.

BOWHUNTING AND SMALL GAME HUNTING are popular in the fall.  Many deer, partridge, ducks, geese, and even bear are taken each year.  Our gun deer season runs from November 15 to 30 each year.

ATV, UTV, SNOWMOBILE AND BIKE from your door.  Our county road (Thousand Island Lake Road)  is an access trail to the main snowmobile and ATV/UTV trails.  You can legally ride on the right side of the road to the main trails.  When the ice is safe, you can also access the snowmobile trail by sledding across the frozen lakes.  You can connect up with the trail hub here that allows you to head east, west, north, and south here in Watersmeet for some of the best sledding you’ll ever have.  The new bike trail includes all of Thousand Island Lake Road from the Watersmeet side to the Land O’ Lakes side and connect (continued on the next page “About Us”….