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Plan your visit to beautiful Park Rapids, Minnesota!

LET’S GO (RESOURCES TO RESTART)

2020.04.30    No Comments

Information is rapidly changing, we are updating our resources EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-86  (Restricting Social Gatherings, Celebrations, and the Hours and Operations of Bars, Restaurants, and Venues to Prevent Further Spread of COVID-19) EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-81 (Mask Mandate) Stay Safe (Individuals & Families  SAFELY RETURNING TO WORK MN DEED GUIDANCE TO SAFELY OPEN MN BUSINESSES BY SECTORS (SALONS, […]

Blog- June 2021

2021.06.10    No Comments

All the more reason to head north as events resume Hang onto that new appreciation for outdoor activities and celebrate the return of summer events in the Heartland Lakes area. You’re invited to share nature and community with us in the days ahead.   Choose a classic northern Minnesota resort, a campground, bed and breakfast […]

Fishing Report June 10, 2021

2021.06.10    No Comments

Bass, pike , walleye , and panfish are all providing great fishing opportunities throughout the Park Rapids region.  Look for bass along any shoreline cover, under docks, weed beds, or the deep weed line.  White spinnerbaits and black plastic worms are working great in the 6-12 ft. depth ranges. Pike can also be found in […]

Fishing Report June 1, 2021

2021.06.01    No Comments

It’s that time of year when fishing patterns are all over the board! The bluegills/crappies are all basically shallow—7’ of water or less.  Small tube jigs, bobber minnow/waxie combos, or even tiny crankbaits will land a bunch of crappies or bluegills this time of year.  The walleyes are leaning towards any new weed growth—on the […]

Fishing Report May 25, 2021

2021.05.25    No Comments

The walleye fishing has really ramped up throughout the area thanks to the warm weather Look for them in shallow water in the 6-12 ft range.  Cast and snap jig 1/8 oz jigs along the sand/gravel patches found near shore or shoreline related flats—especially if there is a little wind blowing in and there are […]

Blog-May 2021

2021.05.05    No Comments

Listen to the quiet One of the things we appreciate about evenings and nights in the north woods is how quiet it is. There may be the hum of a utility box or an occasional airplane flying overhead, but often it can be perfectly still, peaceful, silent. That is when some sounds are welcome: loon […]

Fishing Report-May 4, 2021

2021.05.04    No Comments

Crappies and bluegills are in the process of setting up in the shallows… to feed heavily before they spawn in a few weeks. They can be found right now suspended in the 10-20 ft range in the colder lakes, but if you can find water temps in the mid 50’s they will be in the 5-8 ft […]

Fishing Report April 22, 2021

2021.04.22    No Comments

With the waters warming up in some cases to the 45 degree range—so is the fishing Fish the shallowest area lakes you can find.  Some of the crappies/gills are still in their winter areas, others are starting to move up into the shallows near shore to feed.  Look extremely close to shore—sometimes in 12”-20” of […]

Fishing Report-April 13, 2021

2021.04.13    No Comments

It’s happy days again the ice is gone on many area lakes and thus begins the official open water fishing season.  And as the water temperatures rise so does the fishing action!  Personally, I like 54 degrees for easy fishing, but decent fishing will start around 45 degrees.  The easiest way to find the hot bite […]

Blog-April 2021

2021.04.02    No Comments

Awakening to a new day   Like the bear that knocked down our bird feeder last night and scattered the small feeders around the yard, some of us feel like we’re ready to come out of hibernation and start swinging, at least in a measured way. Spring reminds us of hope, a fresh start. Sheep […]

New Guidance on Indoor/Outdoor Events

2021.03.26    No Comments

Capacity Calculator Entertainment Industry Guidance Specific for Indoor venues Specific for Outdoor venues


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