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Where Beauty & Nature intersect

Must-See Art and Music in Park Rapids!

Must-See Art & Music in Park Rapids Long known for its outdoor recreation and pristine waters, the Heartland Lakes area has a vibrant arts scene that’s been garnering more and more attention in recent years. Here are a few hot spots for residents and visitors alike. The Armory Arts and Events Center The Armory Arts […]

A Birdwatchers Guide to Heartland Lakes

A Birdwatchers Guide to Heartland Lakes If you’re among the one in five Americans who identify as a birdwatcher or want to join the ranks, you will be delighted to see birds you may not expect to find in our parks and forests and along the lakes, rivers and trails in the Heartland Lakes area. […]

Fishing Report 1/26/2024

Ice conditions in the Park Rapids area are favorable for fishing, but anglers should proceed cautiously given the unique season Mother Nature has presented.  Most lakes have 12-14” of ice and vehicles are beginning to venture out on many lakes. However, visitors should diligently check conditions. Bringing along safety equipment is always best practice.  Walleye […]

Click here for Jason’s report Here is Jason Durham with this weeks fishing report for 12/28/2023 No ice is 100% safe! Be careful and check with Jason or local bait shops for updated conditions before you head out to your favorite lake! FOR INFORMATION ON LOCAL LAKES OR TO SCHEDULE A FISHING EXCURSION, CONTACT JASON […]

Keep It Clean Minnesota!

New Litter Law is in Effect! It is unlawful to improperly dispose of garbage, sewage or any wastewater on the ice. New statute for 2023 This new law puts the focus on where it should be – on individual accountability. To do your part:  -Make a plan for trash and waste removal before you hit […]

December 1, 2023 Ice Fishing Report

Ice is Developing But be CAREFUL! Ice is developing in many lakes throughout the Park Rapids area. Currently there is no snow cover, which bodes well for ice formation. Some smaller, shallow lakes have 3-5” of ice, but extreme caution should be exhibited. Larger, deeper lakes recently froze and some aren’t even entirely frozen. Those […]

Heart of the Holidays 2023

Enjoy all of the holiday cheer in the Heartland Lakes area during the Heart of the Holidays Community Holiday Spectacular! Check out the events poster below or go to the events link on parkrapids.com Happy Holidays!

October 2023 Blog

October 2023  Fall’s expiration date hasn’t been stamped yet With no frost yet fall colors are still peaking and driving country roads and trails brings glorious views at every turn. If you still have access to a boat, canoe or kayak, you’ll find the same beauty from the water. Most cornfields haven’t been harvested and […]

Labor Day Weekend 2023 Fishing Report

Happy Labor Day 2023 Fishing Report. Here is Jason Durham with this weeks fishing report. Have a wonderful and safe Labor Day Weekend! Watch here! FOR INFORMATION ON LOCAL LAKES OR TO SCHEDULE A FISHING EXCURSION, CONTACT JASON DURHAM OF GO FISH! GUIDE SERVICE AT 218-252-2278 OR VISIT GO-FISH-GUIDES.COM

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