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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 […]

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!

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

September 2023 Blog

FALL, GLORIOUS FALL The fall harvest is underway in the woods as squirrels gather acorns and shred pine cones to lay away food for the winter, gardeners gather their produce and farm fields yield potatoes, beans and corn. The northern landscape will soon advance into breathtaking fall colors so take them in on a drive, […]

Immerse yourself in local cultures

August 2023 Immerse yourself in local cultures Heartland Lakes area communities celebrate their heritage and culture on weekends throughout August. Dip your toes in some new experiences during your stay at the lake. Shop local like crazy during Park Rapids Crazy Days Friday, Aug. 4 and Saturday, Aug. 5 with sales inside and outside participating […]

July 2023 Blog

  July 2023 July festivities and adventures are where memories are made If you’re craving a long weekend or the chance for a vacation has opened up on your schedule, there’s no better time than July to head north. Warm days, cool nights and time on the water may be just what you need to […]

June 2023

June 2023 Pick an adventure or two or three Another late spring sent us all scrambling to finish putting out docks, clean up winter debris and plant fields and gardens during the last part of May. Then three beautiful weather days over Memorial Day weekend saw anglers heading for the lakes, lilacs blooming and fawns […]

March Blog 2023

  Embrace winter now and plan a summer stay A beautiful fresh snowfall has blanketed the landscape and will likely be with us for a while. The temperatures and longer daylight invite anglers, snowmobilers and cross country skiers to do the Minnesota thing and embrace winter. Walleye, pike and bass fishing season has ended in […]

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Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber, a Partner of Explore Minnesota Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Northwoods Bank, Partner of Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber Citizen's Bank in Park Rapids, MN Park Rapids Downtown Business Association Park Rapids Lakes Area Convention & Visitor's Bureau