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Park Rapids – 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-

2024 Park Rapids Lakes Area Photo Contest~

It is photo contest time again. Submit pictures of your favorite Heartland Lakes Area events from

2023 to win! Contest deadline is March 1st, 2024. Send pictures to marketing@parkrapids.com subject line

“Event Photos” no later than March 1st, 2024.


Lunch and Learn on Tuesday, February 20th, 2024 at The Hangar~

Mya Beaulieu – SHIP Workplace Wellness

Mya will be focusing on the mental health and active lifestyle side of workplace wellness.

SHIP stands for Statewide Health Improvement Partnership which establishes practices for healthy options for employees.

CHI St. Joseph’s Health Community Health provides local oversight of SHIP for the counties of Hubbard, Clearwater, Beltrami, and Lake of the Wood

“If you don’t make time for wellness, you’ll be forced to make time for your illness.”

Register Here!


2024 Heartland Lakes Job and Career Fair~

Register here! by March 8th if you would like to be a vendor at this years Heartland Lakes Job and Career Fair on

Thursday, April 4th, 2024. There are only 60 spots available so do not delay!

For questions email marketing@parkrapids.com or call 218.732.4111


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