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Where the mighty Mississippi begins, and adventure never ends...

Welcome to the Park Rapids Lakes Area...
A Beautiful Place with a Different Pace.

Internationally known as the Home of the Mississippi River Headwaters at Itasca State Park, home of the famous Heartland Trail and a Lake Country Scenic Byway Community, the Park Rapids Lakes Area is a well known Minnesota Vacation Destination. We offer an outstanding quality of life. Whether you choose to vacation, work or move to our land of lakes, loons and legends, you will be happy you did. Hundreds of crystal clear lakes and millions of acres of state and national forest create an outdoor paradise. Shopping, outdoor recreation, restaurants, resorts, hotels and B&B choices abound.  Browse our website often and discover all that the Park Rapids Lakes Area has to offer or
Call: 800-247-0054.



How do you catch a memory?

We’re home to the Headwaters of the Mississippi at Itasca State Park.  Enjoy hundreds of pristine lakes, miles of trails, and unique shopping in the Park Rapids Lakes Area.

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