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Smokey Hills Fishing Report – 7/16/2016

2016.07.19    No Comments

Park Rapids Area Fishing Report 7/16/16 Courtesy of: Josh Severtson, Smokey Hills Outdoor Store Walleye – Most fisherman finding the eyes right on or just off of deeper weedlines and shelves running 18-24 ft of water.  Tie on a Lindy “Lil Guy” paired with a Redtail minnow, night crawler or large leech for best luck at finding those elusive keepers! […]

July 2016 – July brings weekend festivals, weekday fun

2016.06.30    No Comments

Summer is the only excuse you need to celebrate and July is prime time. So go for it! Pick your activity: biking, water skiing, grilling fresh caught fish or making s’mores over a campfire. It’s all here and the best is yet to come. Starting with a parade of Independence Day activities, July brings community […]

Park Rapids Area Fishing Report – 6.26.2016

2016.06.27    No Comments

Park Rapids Fishing Report 6/26/16 Big thank you to Jeremy Anderson from Jones’s guide service (218-252-0957) for helping us find the fish this week. Walleye- Swimming around the weed lines in 18-22ft of water looking for a plain Gamakatsu “Walleye Snell” or a Northland “Pro Walleye” either paired with a large leech, shiner, or redtail. […]

How to Spend the Fourth of July in Park Rapids

2016.06.24    No Comments

  Our Fourth of July celebration in Park Rapids will be bigger than ever in 2016!   In the morning, runners and walkers gather at Heartland Park for the Park Rapids Running Firecracker Footrace. The 5K run and walk starts and finishes at Heartland Park. There will be a certified USATF fast course for the more […]

June 2016 – Land of happy endings

2016.05.31    No Comments

Catch a memory at the end of a dock or the end of a fishing line or the end of a day. Summer is about dipping your toes in the water, snagging a fish, finishing an ice cream cone or watching a bonfire or a sunset from the beach. Or start at a beginning: the […]

May 2016 – Spring brings Fishing Opener, Bike Opener

2016.04.29    No Comments

Spring is knocking at our door and she’s welcome to make her grand entry. Our lakes glisten in the sun, the loons are calling and the landscape is turning green. We’re celebrating the season this weekend at the Park Rapids Flower & Garden Home Show and Downtown Showcase at Armory Square Saturday, April 30 and […]

April 2016 – April brings a good-natured poke

2016.04.01    No Comments

We have every reason to think spring will arrive early this year: good news for the winter weary anxious to spend more time outdoors. Promising signs have appeared. Ice is either gone from small lakes or retreating from shore. Bird songs last heard in the fall have returned and patches of green grass are showing. […]

March 2016 – It’s time to elect a summer stay

2016.04.01    No Comments

March weather can be most unpredictable, but lately it has felt more like the end of March than the end of February. Not the greatest news for winter recreation enthusiasts, but an early spring appeals to those tired of short, cloudy days. Walleye, pike and bass fishing season has ended in this part of Minnesota, […]

Forest Riders Snowmobile Club Trail Report 2.17.2016

2016.02.17    No Comments

Snowmobile trail report courtesy of: Forest Riders Snowmobile Club – February 17th, 2016 (Click on the link above to reach the clubs website.) All trails will be groomed again this week and are in good to great shape.  If you haven’t been through Two Inlets State Forest or Itasca Park this year, it is definitely […]

Forest Riders Snowmobile Club Trail Report – 2.8.16

2016.02.09    No Comments

Snowmobile trail report courtesy of: Forest Riders Snowmobile Club – Feburary 8, 2016 (click on the link above to visit the club’s website) Groomers are heading out this week grooming. We have received anywhere from 3-5 inches of new snow and a lot of blowing and drifting. With the grooming and colder temperatures this week, […]


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