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Plan your visit to beautiful Park Rapids, Minnesota!

Why Planning Your Summer Vacation Now is a Great Idea

2017.01.30    No Comments

It’s cold outside right now. The trees are bare, the roads are icy, and there’s not much you can do outside unless you bundle up in plenty of layers. It’s the exact time of year when many people catch the travel bug. So why not get a head start on your family’s summer vacation? Actually, […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 1.25.17

2017.01.25    No Comments

Some really good night bite fishing has been happening recently throughout the area. This of course makes fishing in a sleeper fish house even more fun as you can catch walleyes or Crappies’ throughout the midnight hours. We have been catching fish in the deep holes of most area lakes typically the fish are suspended […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 1.18.17

2017.01.18    No Comments

Fishing has been steady with the crappies moving in to the deeper holes in most area lakes.  Look for suspended fish anywhere from 20-30 feet down over 35-45 of bottom depth.  Using 2 lines, have a crappie minnow on a glow jig and your second line rigged with  a small jig tipped with a wax […]

January 2017 – Don’t hibernate; recreate

2017.01.06    No Comments

As a new year begins, we’re experiencing a “real” winter. Cold, yes, but that makes ice thicken and we have a good eight inches of snow with more on the way. Some ice houses are out, but caution is still in order. It’s always good to check with bait shop owners or neighbors to find […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 1.4.16

2017.01.05    No Comments

Ice fishing in the Park Rapids area is good.  Ice conditions are good for ATV or snowmobile travel.  Small vehicle travel will begin in about a week.  There is currently 9-11 inches of ice on area lakes.  Pan fish and pike can be found around the shallow green weed beds.  Small ice flies tipped with […]

Stan the Shop Small Snowman Scavenger Hunt in Park Rapids

2016.12.02    No Comments

Beginning on Black Friday (November 25) and continuing through Friday, December 16, the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate in the Stan the Shop Small Snowman Scavenger Hunt. Participating businesses will hide a Stan the Shop Small Snowman cutout and it’s your job to find him. Here’s how it works: […]

December 2016 – Silent nights ahead

2016.11.30    No Comments

Wrap up your Christmas wish list with plans for a week or weekend up north. An early storm brought enough snow to give snowmobilers a chance to try out their sleds and the ice began to thicken. Warmer days diminished the snow depths, but the forecast promises more snow and cold days ahead for snowmobilers, […]

November 2016 – November brings classic traditions

2016.11.01    No Comments

Before the snow flies, friends and neighbors are finishing their fall outdoor chores, pulling out warmer clothes and finding the flannel bedding. Preparations are underway for our four major holidays: the Firearms Deer Hunting Opener, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. You’re invited to share all of them with us. Hunters are occupied with siting in […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 10.12.16

2016.10.12    No Comments

Fall fishing in the Park Rapids area remains strong. The fishing ranges from highly active crappies and or schools of walleyes and larger northern pike are now showing up in the catches. The best depth for Crappies have been between 20 and 30 feet deep the best Depth for the larger pike has been 25 […]

October 2016 – Pick from all there is to do outdoors in October

2016.10.10    No Comments

Fall colors still await visitors with patches of gold, red, crimson and orange against a backdrop of green. Geese and ducks are migrating and often pristine white trumpeter swans can be seen in pairs on lakes and rivers. The fall harvest is well underway with fields of corn, beans, sunflowers and potatoes waiting to be […]


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