Plan Your Next Vacation in the Park Rapids Lakes Area

Winter is ending soon, which means it’s time to start planning your warmer weather vacations!   If you haven’t considered Park Rapids Lakes Area before now, you should add it to your must-visit list. There are many great events happening in Park Rapids Lakes Area this spring and summer to compliment your vacation.   Celebrate […]

Pictures from Winters Past

If you’ve ever lived outside of Minnesota you know you get the same question when people find out where you’re from. “Aren’t the winters cold there?” After getting this question dozens of times I say, “Yes but you just wear more clothes and walk faster.  You get used to it.”  People usually look at me […]

Fishing Tournaments, Fun From Way Back

Now that we’re knee-deep in ice-fishing tournament season, how about a look back to when it all began… Fishing contests are a long-held tradition in Park Rapids that started in 1915.  The first official contest was established by Earl Fuller of Fuller’s Hardware (which turned into Fuller’s Tackle Shop in 1930).  Earl started the contest […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 01.17.18

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 […]

Winter Trail Conditions; Snowmobile and Ski, 1.11.18

Park Rapids Area Snowmobile Trail Report; Chamber President, Butch De La Hunt – January 10, 2018 Groomers were out last week.  Many of the trails to the North of Park Rapids groomed up nicely as there was more snow to work with.  Trails that experienced early traffic groomed up better due to packed snow.   Itasca […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 01.10.18

Crappies are gathering in the deeper holes and can be caught throughout the day because they are in the deep dark water.  Look for them suspended with your electronics.  Most of the time they are between 5-15 ft off of the bottom in 30 ft or more of water.  However, I am still finding Crappies […]

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 […]

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 […]

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