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Driving Directions

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, past Safeway grocery store, 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 there is the Dryden GM dealership on the north side of the road and the Ontario Government building across the street from the dealership. Turn north onto the road between the dealership and the government building (Hwy 601). Silver Water Wheel finger board signs will direct you the remaining 42 miles to the lodge.

  1. 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.
  2. Follow gravel road approximately 1 mile
  3. Turn right onto North Road
  4. Follow North Road 10.1 miles to railroad tracks
  5. 3 miles from the tracks take the left fork at the “Y” (Road to Hudson/Marker 13)
  6. 5.8 miles from first “Y” take the right fork of the second “Y” (marker 19)
  7. 6.7 miles from second “Y” take the right fork onto smaller road
  8. 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 conditions 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.

Please contact Mike Willems for more information or to make reservations.

Call Toll Free: (800) 567-8538
Email: mike@sww-lodge.com

Summer Address

(May 1–September 30)

Silver Water Wheel Lodge
Box 723, Dryden, ON P8N 2Z4
(319) 850-1337

Winter Address

(October 1–April 30)

Silver Water Wheel Lodge
13376 Deer Ln., Burlington, IA 52601
(319) 850-1337

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