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February 2023 Blog

February 2023 February offers fun outdoors and inside We love you, February. With Valentine’s Day, a three-day weekend and daylight stretching the hours to play outside, it’s a great time to visit. A snowmobile woods race the last weekend in January showed how great conditions are on our hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails. […]

Fishing Report 1/23/2023

Anglers in the Park Rapids area are reporting great activity for panfish and pike, while walleye remains good, even though it has slowed from the first ice period. Those catching walleyes have found fish along primary drop offs and points, though anglers catching fewer, but larger fish, are finding them in shallow water vegetation. Time […]

Fishing Report 1/9/2023

Fishing in the Park Rapids has been very good with near ideal travel conditions.   Most lakes have very little snow and minimal slush making travel by atv, snowmobile and on some lakes, vehicle, as options. Yet don’t assume every lake can support vehicles or in all areas. Conditions vary greatly from lake to lake. […]

Fishing Report 1/1/2023

The key word for ice fishing across the state right now is “conditions” Currently the Park Rapids area has favorable conditions for access, and mobility. Lakes currently have very little slush and snow with 11-16” of ice. Vehicle travel is taking place on some lakes, while ATV and snowmobiles are still being used by cautious […]

January 2023 Blog

January 2023 Tune in anytime   Those of us fortunate enough to live here often post photos on Facebook to share the joy Mother Nature brings to our winter days. We see photos of sunrises and sunsets, otters playing on the ice, white-tail deer browsing on sumac, wild turkeys crossing the yard, flying squirrels at […]

December Blog

December 2022 Find nature’s beauty and small town cheer here     A weekend or a week here to embrace the joys of the season, experience nature and take life at a different pace may be the best gift you can give for the holidays this year. If you’re looking for peace and quiet, inspiration […]

November 2022 Monthly Blog

November 2022 Greeting card moments lie ahead The pace has slowed as we anticipate the approaching holidays. Golden tamaracks ring small lakes and ponds, geese make their noisy overhead passage to warmer places and woodland critters from squirrels to white tailed deer gather and browse ahead of winter. It is our tradition to celebrate two […]

Fishing Report 10/20/22

Fall definitely has it all when it comes to fishing in the Park Rapids area! Water temps have dropped into the low to mid 50’s and the fish are VERY active. Walleye anglers are having one of the best opportunities to consistently catch fish and anglers are seeing the best success in the 18-24ft with […]

Fall Family Fun at Pike’s Corn Maze

A Shrpa Collab What to Bring Weather Appropriate Clothes Money for Admission ($8/person cash or check only) Comfortable Shoes What to Expect After a quick (their service is super speedy!), stop at Great Northern Cafe and take the whole family for a fun-filled adventure to Pike’s Corn Maze, located only a few miles from Park […]

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