Brainerd Lakes Area Aerial

Parks & Recreation

The Brainerd Lakes Area truly is an outdoor paradise, conveniently located in central Minnesota two hours north of the Twin Cities. The Brainerd Lakes Area is showcased in state and federal parks and forests, such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers parks on Cross Lake and Gull Lake, as well as state-run parks and forests, including Crow Wing, Cuyuna Country, Mille Lacs Kathio, and Pillsbury. Come see for yourself why the Brainerd Lakes Area is Minnesota’s premiere vacation destination.

Parks and Forests

3124 State Park Road
Brainerd, MN 56401