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Where the Mighty Mississippi Begins…

We’re home to the Headwaters of the Mississippi at Itasca State Park. Since our lakes and woods never close, there are plenty of year-round activities; from silent sports such as hiking, biking, and cross country skiing to motor sports enjoying water recreation,  ATVs, and snowmobiles. Savor the flavors of Dorset, the “Restaurant Capital of the World,” or stroll through the shops on Main in scenic Downtown Park Rapids.

Immerse yourself in the arts and history. Our business directory lists the very best we have to offer. Whether you choose to vacation, work or move to the area, you will be happy you did. Take pleasure in hundreds of pristine lakes, miles of trails, and unique shopping in the Park Rapids Lakes Area. Find out more here, or call 218-732-4111 and we’ll be happy to help you.



Community Corner-


Heart of the Holidays Community Spectacular – November 1st – December 25th

Join us in celebrating the holiday season and love local during The Heart of the Holidays. Shop small and enjoy all of the great events that are happening right here in the Heartland Lakes Area. Click on the events calendar above for all of the up to date fun and shopping events.

Santa and Mrs. Claus are coming to town! 

Make sure to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus this holiday season.

After Hours Buzz at Necce’s Ristorante – Thursday, December 7th – 4:00 – 6:00PM


Join us and other local professionals Thursday, December 7th at After Hours Buzz hosted by Necce’s Ristorante. Necce will be showing off all of the great things that are happening at her restaurant. This event is free for chamber members and $10 for non-chamber members.





Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber, a Partner of Explore Minnesota Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Northwoods Bank, Partner of Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber Citizen's Bank in Park Rapids, MN Park Rapids Downtown Business Association Park Rapids Lakes Area Convention & Visitor's Bureau