Fishing Report 01/30/2023

With ultra cold temperatures over the past week, fish activity in the Park Rapids area slowed dramatically. However, with consistent, warmer temperatures predicted over the next ten days, activity should increase dramatically. Sunfish have been most prevalent in mid-depth weeds, while crappies have been most consistently biting suspended over soft-bottomed basin areas. Northern pike have […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Weekend in the Park Rapids Lakes Area!

Candle making and ice cream in Dorset Check out Dorset! Experience making your very own scent curated, hand-poured candle with local artists for background music. While waiting for the candle to finish setting, head next door to grab some ice cream or lunch, and then check out the Heartland Trail for a little fresh air- […]

August 2022 Blog

August 2022 Cultural experiences fill August weekends Heartland Lakes area communities celebrate their heritage and culture on weekends throughout August. Music, food, old-fashioned entertainment and more offer a chance to dive in and explore something new. In between, you can go fishing, take a kayak around the lake, go tubing down a river, pitch a […]

Fishing Report: June 8th, 2022

Fishing in the Park Rapids area has been very good! Water temperatures are in the low 60’s on big bodies of water while smaller lakes offer surface temperatures in the high 60’s. Walleye action continually improves daily. Minnows are still producing but the leech and crawler bite is very good too. 13 feet has been […]

Fishing Report – May 16th, 2022

Walleye opener weekend 2022 went as many predicted with some anglers catching fish while others did not. Water temperature is playing the most crucial role right now with some lakes measuring below 45-degrees while others surpass the 50-degree mark. Shallow water was key, no matter which species was targeted. 2-10 feet were the resounding depths […]

April Business Member of the Month

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 […]

Shrpa Blog Collaboration

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: 1-25-22

Lake travel continues to offer challenges with widespread flooding on most local lakes. However, anglers who are getting out are experience good action! Walleye anglers are getting fish sporadically in the 23-28 foot range, primarily early morning and evening. Crappies have been biting very well in basin areas ranging from 20-30 ft. Sunfish continue to […]

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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