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Fishing information from the MN DNR

MN DNR FISHING INFORMATION Fishing dates to remember Dec. 31-March 31: Stream trout in lakes entirely within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Jan. 14-March 31: Stream trout in lakes outside the BWCA Jan. 1-April 14: Catch-and-release stream trout in southeast streams (Dodge, Goodhue, Fillmore, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Wabasha and Winona counties) April 1-Nov. 30: Flathead catfish season April 15-Oct. […]

March 2017 – Plan for a new experience: Snow and ice or sand and water

March weather can be most unpredictable, but once again 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 […]

Four Things to Fight Back Old Man Winter – Visit Park Rapids

If you struggle to find entertainment in the colder months, come join us in Park Rapids for our lively opportunities to have fun! Make the most of winter by attending an event with your family. These are just some of the things to do in Park Rapids!   International Eelpout Festival Gather on Leech Lake […]

Why Planning Your Summer Vacation Now is a Great Idea

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, […]

Stan the Shop Small Snowman Scavenger Hunt in Park Rapids

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: […]

How to Spend the Fourth of July in Park Rapids

  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 […]

July 2015, July calendar sparkles with fun events

People find all kinds of ways to celebrate summer. Pick your favorites: biking, water skiing, grilling that fresh caught fish. It’s all here and the best is yet to come. Starting with a parade of Independence Day activities, July brings the county fair, community festivals, live music, live theater and more. From the early morning […]

May in the Land of Lakes, Loons and Legends

May brings fishing opener and so much more Heading west into Park Rapids, a patch of golden flowers – marsh marigolds, also known as cowslips – thrives on the side of a hill sloping down to Mud Lake. Every spring, as the snow melts, anyone driving on State Highway 34 can watch the slope turn […]

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