Welcome to Sunset Bay Resort!

We are located in Richville, Minnesota, on beautiful unspoiled Dead Lake, in the heart of Otter Tail County lake country. Our secluded 15 wooded acres and 550 feet of clean sugar sand beach make Sunset Bay a perfect lake side getaway! We offer 8 cabins that have fully equipped kitchens and private bathrooms, 4 campsites with electric and water hookups, a spectacular swimming beach, our own boat launch, game room, fish cleaning house, guest laundry, small store, and shower house. Since taking over the resort in December of 2012, many updates and changes have occurred.   The old owner’s home is now Cabin 8, and boasts 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, with a fabulous view of the lake! Also, a relocated game room and remodeled office/store welcome guests. WIFI capability is available, new roofs and gutters have been installed, a new playset has been constructed, a commercial Kinetico water system is in place and laundry facilities have been added. Owners Jim and Kristin Wherley are excited to be back home in Minnesota and invite you to come see what Sunset Bay has to offer for your next vacation!


All kinds of game fish make the 7900 acres of Dead Lake their home!  Northern pike, walleye, bluegill, black crappie and largemouth bass are just some of the varieties you can catch when you visit Sunset Bay Resort. Night crawlers are available in our Office/Store and a fish house is on-site to clean your catch of the day!


Come see our 550 feet of soft sugar sand beach that is just waiting for you!  Make a sand castle, sit in an Adirondack chair and read a book, or watch the spectacular sunset every evening.  Play a game of water volleyball, float in an inner tube or try one of the stand-up paddle boards available!


Sunset Bay Resort has our own boat launch for your convenience and plenty of trailer parking on site.  Guests are welcome to bring their own boats, and one dock space comes with cabin rental at no charge.  Don’t have your own boat?  One of our 14’ fishing boats is included with your cabin rental, with 9.9 horsepower motors available to rent, as well as a 20’ pontoon.


 Cabins: Sunset Bay Resort has 8 cabins of various sizes that all have direct lake access and are situated approximately 30 feet apart for privacy.   

 Camping:  We also have 4 large transient campsites with electric (30A) and water hookups.  Common area restrooms and shower facilities provided.  Don’t own a camper?  Rent ours!