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Northern Waters Casino Resort

Northern Waters Casino Resort, N5384 US 45, Watersmeet, Michigan  [view mapview map]  Book your room now.

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Casino opened:January 1, 1996
Table games:7
Gaming machines:502
Minimum Bet:$0.05
Maximum Bet:$10
Open 24/7:Yes
Native american:Yes
Self parking:Yes
Casino sq/ft:25,000 sq/ft


Hotels: Dancing Eagles Resort Hotel
Venues: NW Sports Bar, Meeting & Event Space
Golf:Lac Vieux Desert Golf Course


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Northern Waters Casino Resort Review

Located on US 45 North in Watersmeet, Michigan about eight miles north of the Wisconsin-Michigan border in Michigan's Western Upper Peninsula, Northern Waters Casino Resort (previously Lac Vieux Desert Casino) features a no-frills 132-room hotel with indoor pool, spa and whirlpool, gift shop, 2 restaurants, concession area/food court, sports bar and lounge, 18-hole golf course with pro shop and clubhouse, guest laundry, fitness equipment, RV parking/campground, and meeting & event space.

The casino's 25,000 square feet of gaming offers 605 multi-denomination gaming machines including video poker and video keno, along with an I.G.T Wide Area & 3D Progressives Machines. The casino's nine gaming tables offer blackjack, craps, roulette and poker and there is also a bingo hall and cribbage tournaments. The Thunderbird Sport Lounge offers bar-top video poker.

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Gaming at Northern Waters

Northern Waters Casino Resort's 25,000 square foot casino offers more than 502 video and reel slots including video poker and video keno with denominations from .05 to $10 including payer favorites such as Fort Knox, Lightning Link, Game of Thrones, Harley Davidson, The Voice, Buffalo Gold, Mr. Money Bags and more. Be sure to check out the new I.G.T Wide Area & 3D Progressives Machines!

For those guests who enjoy table games, the casino offers 7 gaming tables which feature blackjack and blackjack variants, craps, roulette, Missippi Stud and Three Card Poker. and poker. the casino also offers cribbage tournaments and bingo. Video poker lovers will enjoy relaxing at the NW Sports Lounge and playing the exciting game via bar-top.

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Mon. - Sun. from 3pm to midnight

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Food Court

  • Serving: American, Cafe/Variety, Appetizers, Burgers, Desserts

Visitors to Northern Waters Casino Resort can enjoy the all new food court complete with cafe-style seating area and counter ordering. The food court is conveniently located near the NW Sports Bar and the gaming floor and offers a wide variety of a la carte menu items such as hand-tossed pizzas, Angus beef burgers, wraps, salads, baskets, sandwiches, melts and fish fry and fried chicken. For the early risers, the Food Court also offers a wide variety of breakfast items from pancakes, French toast, omelets and eggs, homemade baked goods and pastries.

  • Price range: Average
  • Reservations: (906) 358-0131
  • Ambience: Casual
  • Attire: Casual
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Sunday11:00am / 10:00pm
Monday7:00am / 10:00pm
Tuesday7:00am / 10:00pm
Wednesday7:00am / 10:00pm
Thursday7:00am / 10:00pm
Friday7:00am / 9:00pm
Saturday11:00am / 9:00pm

Sugar Bush Restaurant

  • Serving: American

Open 7 days a week for breakfast lunch and dinner, Sugar Bush Restaurant features a wide variety themed buffets throughout the week and a menu that consists of salads, burgers, sandwiches’, appetizers, dinner offerings, desserts and all your favorites.

  • Price range: Average
  • Reservations: (906) 358-4226
  • Ambience: Casual
  • Attire: Casual


Sunday7:00am / 9:00pm
Monday5:00pm / 9:00pm
Tuesday5:00pm / 9:00pm
Wednesday5:00pm / 9:00pm
Thursday5:00pm / 9:00pm
Friday4:00pm / 9:00pm
Saturday7:00am / 10:00pm

Northern Waters Venues & Hotspots

NW Sports Bar

NW Sports Bar at Northern Waters Casino Resort has something for everyone including 20 TVs, pool tables, Shuffle Board, darts and much more. Visitors can choose from craft beer, domestic, imports and seasonal beer offerings, along with a wide variety of spirits, cocktails and specialty wines. While you're there enjoy bar-top video poker and something tasty from the food court. NW Sports Bar also features local and regional bands every weekend

Hours: Mon - Sat from 10am to 2am and Sun from 11am to 2am.

Meeting & Event Space

The 6,936 square foot Lac Vieux Desert Bingo Hall can accommodate up to 450 people for your next special event, wedding reception or anniversary. They offer competitive rates and catering services.

Northern Waters Hotels

Dancing Eagles Resort Hotel

Northern Waters Golfing

Lac Vieux Desert Golf Course

The 18-hole Lac Vieux Desert Golf Course is situated on roughly 200 acres of Ottawa National Forest just steps away from the casino. Golfers can also enjoy slots, a jukebox, and pool in the Clubhouse located adjacent to the Pro Shop, which carries quality brand name golf equipment and apparel for men and women.

Northern Waters RV Parking

Northern Waters Casino Resort's RV Parking/Campground offers 14 spots, which are available on a first come, first serve basis, with electric & water available. The facilities are closed from December through April.  Pets are allowed but must be tied up.


  • Lac Vieux Desert Golf Course - Pro Shop (Golf Products)
  • Birch Tree Gift Shop (Wide Variety)

Contact information


Address: N5384 US-45, Watersmeet, MI 49969, USA

Phone: (906) 358-4226

Toll-free: (800) 583-3599


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