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Fishing Report 5-2-2022

2022.05.02    No Comments

The current questions circulating around the Park Rapids area is whether or not anglers can still get out ice fishing and if the lakes will be ice free by opener. Anglers should not expect to get out ice fishing anymore from a safety standpoint. As for lakes being ice free by the walleye opener on […]

May Blog

2022.05.02    No Comments

May 2022 Promises, promises As May begins spring seems like a promise Mother Nature has yet to keep. Our lakes are mostly covered with ice, but rivers are opening and loons, eagles, swans, geese and ducks are finding open water as they return. Snow hasn’t retreated from open areas yet either. The upside is less […]

Fishing Report – 4/19/2022

2022.04.21    No Comments

Fishing in the Park Rapids area is experiencing the diversity of both ice fishing and open water angling. Last weekend marked the 2022 stream trout opener. Those who braved the elements saw mixed success, but the stream fishing will continually improve as the water warms. Ice anglers are still able to get out, many on […]

April Business Member of the Month

2022.04.07    No Comments

Rustic Cabin Decor We’re proud to announce of April Business Member of the Month is Rustic Cabin Decor. Located in downtown Park Rapids, this store has just about everything you need to decorate your house, cabin, or to find the perfect gift for anyone on your list. Check them out for yourself today! Thank you […]

Fishing Report: April 7th, 2022

2022.04.07    No Comments

Ice fishing in the Heartland Lakes area is winding down, but there is still plenty of opportunity to catch fish! Ice thickness is varying greatly from lake to lake and although many lakes have about 20” of ice, vehicle travel is NOT advised! ATV’s and snowmobile’s are still able to get out so long as […]

April Blog

2022.03.31    No Comments

April 2022 Spring is sleeping in Winter keeps tapping the snooze button on spring’s alarm. As soon as patches of grass appear another storm covers the ground with snow, but the clock is ticking. An increase in Bald Eagles hovering around lakes means they’re finding open water and longer days quickly melt new snow. Meanwhile […]

Shrpa Blog Collaboration

2022.03.17    No Comments

We did something fun! Check out our links below for a deeper look inside a fun winter weekend in our beloved Park Rapids area! Afternoon Downtown Shopping and Lunch: https://shrpa.com/itinerary/afternoondowntownshoppingandlunch   Local Brews and Popcorn: https://shrpa.com/itinerary/localbrewsandpopcorn   Winter Fun In Park Rapids: https://shrpa.com/itinerary/winterfuninparkrapids   Adventure The Heartland 200: https://shrpa.com/itinerary/adventuretheheartland200    

Fishing Report 3-1-22

2022.03.02    No Comments

The primary challenge on the lakes within our area is travel. *Some lakes are very slushy while others simply have a large amount of snow. Vehicle travel is only possible on plowed roads. * With the gamefish season coming to a close, anglers in the Heartland Lakes area are on the hunt for crappies, sunfish, […]

March Business Member of the Month

2022.03.01    No Comments

Business Member Of The Month This month we’re proud to announce our Business Member of the Month is Cwikla Ace Hardware ! They serve quality products with great service! We’re so thankful to all of the support you give to the chamber and to our community. We’re lucky to have you!   #March #BusinessMemberoftheMonth #AceHardware […]

March Blog

2022.02.28    No Comments

March 2022 Play in the snow now and plan a return trip this summer     After a string of subzero, bone chilling weeks then a beautiful snowfall at the end of February, anglers, snowmobilers and cross country skiers are doing the Minnesota thing and embracing winter. Walleye, pike and bass fishing season has ended […]


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