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Take a Kid Ice Fishing Weekend

From the Minnesota DNR January 14 press release: Good news anglers!  This weekend is Take A Kid Ice Fishing Weekend.  This means residents can fish or spear fish for free when accompanied by a child age 15 or under. Catch some quality family time and plan a special ice fishing weekend. Learn about fishing basics, […]

Winter Trail Conditions – 1.10.19

Forest Riders Snowmobile Club 1/5/2019 – All of the Forest Riders trails are groomed and ready to go including Trail 23 in Itasca State Park! This year, the club is also grooming about 24 miles of the trail going south of the rest area on Highway 34 (located 3.5 miles west of Osage) down to Wolf […]

Winter Trail Conditions 1.3.19

Forest Riders Snowmobile Club Thursday, January 3, 2019 – The Forest Riders will have all trails groomed and ready to go by tomorrow afternoon. Yesterday they completed the new addition to Wolf Lake and Itasca was also completed. One of the groomers is heading to Park Rapids this afternoon so you can get out and enjoy […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 1.2.19

Snow and good fishing can be found throughout the Park Rapids area. The Walleyes are in the spotlight this week.  The best fishing has been before noon or between 2 pm and dark—especially on the lakes with a little tinge to the water.  The best depths have been 11-25ft.  On the clearest lakes in the […]

It’s snow time.

The new year brings an abundance of snow to play in whether you want to snowmobile on hundreds of miles of groomed trails, cross-country ski, learn to navigate the woods on snowshoes or build a fort. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources updates snow and trail conditions in weekly reports posted after 2 p.m. every […]

Wrap up a family gift and head north

At a loss for what to give the family this Christmas? A week or a weekend in Park Rapids and Itasca State Park will not disappoint and make memories for years to come. Some snow blankets the ground and woods, not enough yet for snowmobiling and cross country skiing, but it’s sure to come. Ice […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Fishing Report 11.28.18

The ice is firming up nicely in the Park Rapids area but beware of thin spots due to current, geese, ducks, or wind! We have been sticking to the smaller lakes and cashing in on panfish—mainly Bluegills and Crappies. There have also been some nice bonus Walleyes mixed in with the “pannies” as well. Tip- […]

Snowmobile trails still need more snow, cold temperatures

Snowmobile Trails officially open December 1st This post is from a DNR press release: Early cold temperatures and several inches of snow in parts of the state have many snowmobile enthusiasts excited to take their first ride of the season, but most trails will need more snow before grooming can begin. Most of the state’s […]

Teach kids the dangers of ice

From the Minnesota DNR: Now is the time to talk with kids about the dangers of ice. Ice thickness varies greatly on lakes, ponds and rivers throughout the state. Some water bodies have none, while others have several inches, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “Ice, especially early ice with snow cover, is […]

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