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100 Years of Summer is Here – Send in Those Album Photos!

  • 100 Years of Summer, Big Sand Lake
    Our first 100 Years of Summer entry from Kurt Hayden from a boat ride on Big Sand Lake in 2013.
  • Legends & Logging Days
    L - R: Jaycees President Russ Walsh vs. Mrs. Jaycees President Linda Norenberg at Legends & Logging Days. 1980.
  • Historical mural depicting the Red River Lumber Mill in Akeley, Minnesota. Legacy of T.B. Walker. Painted by Minnesota Artist Jason Najarak. Picture by Dychman, Peter Hawkins. 1993, postcard.
100 Years of Summer is here!

We’ve got 2 picture contests going.  Fun in the Sun and Then & Now.

Fun in the Sun can be just about anything; family reunion pictures, groovy 70’s shots, Mom and her prizewinning blueberry pie, the cabin you and your family visit every year, the epic stringer of fish caught at your secret fishing hole, favorite vista…it’s all fair game for Fun in the Sun.  Show us why you live, work or play in the Nation’s Vacationland!

Then & Now pics can be from area businesses, parks, maybe even Awkward Family Photo style picture recreations!

Postcards and news clippings can also be entered.

Fun in the Sun will be judged by Steve Heriot from Heriot Creative.  The Then & Now picture winner will be decided by drawing.

Enter by sending photos to or on our website at the following links:

Fun in the Sun

Then & Now

Or you can stop into the Visitor’s Information Center/Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism and we’ll scan and enter your picture for you.

Like the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism facebook page to see a photo a day from now until September 3rd.  We’ll have all the pictures at Legends & Logging Days.

  • Park Rapids Seed House
    Park Rapids Seed House Then, picture from the Park Rapids Enterprise.
  • Park Rapids Seed House
    The Park Rapids Seed House a little before it was taken down.

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