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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 20-82 (Safe School Open) EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-81 (Mask Mandate) SAFELY RETURNING TO WORK -CHARTER & LAUNCH BOATS RESOURCES TO RESTART FOR RESORTS -CAMPGROUNDS MN DEED GUIDANCE TO SAFELY OPEN MN BUSINESSES BY SECTORS (SALONS, BARBERS, MOVIES, FITNESS CENTERS, POOLS, AUCTIONS, RECREATIONAL, ETC.) GUIDANCE FOR SAFELY REOPENING RESTAURANTS  & BARS […]

Fishing Report

2020.10.21    No Comments

If you can brave the cold, the walleye bite surrounding Park Rapids is HOT!! Jig/minnow combos or live bait rig/minnow combos are both top choices. Florescent Orange or Green have been the top colors. Rainbow chubs, small suckers, or red tails have all been boating fish. Look for fish along the bottom of breaks that […]

Fishing Report

2020.10.14    No Comments

Hello everyone, Fall fishing is here! Between the awesome grouse hunting and fishing throughout the area, I’m not sure what to do. I do know that when I’m catching crappies bigger than a bucket I’m in 30 ft. of water fishing a 1/8 oz. jig tipped with a Berkley Gulp white 2” grub.  And occasionally, […]

Fishing Report

2020.10.07    No Comments

Fall crappie fishing is in full swing throughout the Park Rapids area! Look for the crappies hanging out over the deep holes in the 25-40 ft. range.  The other area are dep muddy basins in the 20-30 ft. range.  Catch them using 1/8 oz jigs tipped with a fathead minnow or snap jig a #5 […]

Blog

2020.10.01    No Comments

Fall in love with nature all over again Geese are migrating, fall colors are peaking and pine cones are plopping onto the deck. Fall chores may have to wait until you return from the north woods where you can still hike, bike or ride miles of ATV trails and take in the comforting scent of […]

2020 Annual Meeting Distinction Awards

2020.09.29    No Comments

Ambassador of the Year Award Recognizing the contribution and commitment of an outstanding Ambassador.           Chair’s Exceptional Individual Award The Chair’s Exceptional Individual Award is given to someone in appreciation of their commitment and service to the Heartland Lakes community.           Shining Star Award Shining Star Award […]

Fishing Report

2020.09.24    No Comments

As Fall sets in we are enjoying big numbers of just about any fish you want to catch! We have been focusing on jumbo perch, crappies, and walleyes throughout the area.  Crappies can be found suspending over deep mud flats in the 20-30ft range.  Use jigging raps or 1/8 oz jigs tipped with a fathead […]

Itasca State Park-Get Fall Color Updates

2020.09.11    No Comments

Fall Color Finder   Purchase a vehicle permit before you go and get a year of unlimited visits to all of Minnesota’s state parks and recreation areas. Itasca State Park Zig-zag Goldenrod, closeup. (09/08/2020 ) – MNDNR Staff 0-10% past peak past peak Updated September 23, 2020 Where to go WOW! and Beautiful, words that best describe anywhere […]

Fishing Report

2020.09.02    No Comments

Fall is on the way! But the summer fishing action remains steady on all area lakes—especially for walleye. Look for the fish in the 20-30 ft range chasing schools of bait fish.  Verticle baits like a perch colored #5 Jiggin’Rap is catching the fish near the bottom. Trolling a JB Lures spinner (green/gold/glow) tipped with […]

Blog

2020.08.31    No Comments

September 2020 The transition to fall is already happening September fields are “the sublime prelude” to fall. If you have read, “Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmerer, her description of fields embroidered with drifts of golden yellow Goldenrod and pools of deepest purple Asters are stamped in your mind’s eye forever. You can see them […]


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