Lakes & Water

Discover Why We’re the Land of 10,000 Lakes

One visit is all you need to fall in love with our lakes and rivers. Each waterway has its own vibe. But they all have a common theme: the breeze off the water will wash your stresses away.

Cruise the Gull Lake Chain of Lakes that’s always bustling with dining and lodging amenities. Hit the Whitefish Chain of Lakes in Crosslake—the largest chain of lakes in the area. From restaurants and resorts to fun nightlife, there’s always something happening on the Whitefish Chain. If slower pace is your style, kayak the quiet, less populated lakes where you feel like you have the lake to yourself.

Our rivers also offer a different way to explore our waterways. The mighty Mississippi runs through our area from the Cuyuna Iron Range, Brainerd, and south. You can find campgrounds and resorts along the shores of the Mississippi. Kayak or the gentle Crow Wing or Pine Rivers, which offers meandering, natural landscapes.

Whatever you choose, our lakes and rivers offer abundant wildlife and recreational fun. And you’ll want to come back year-after-year to discover it all again.

Lakes & Water

Discover Why We’re the Land of 10,000 Lakes

One visit is all you need to fall in love with our lakes and rivers. Each waterway has its own vibe. But they all have a common theme: the breeze off the water will wash your stresses away.

Cruise the Gull Lake Chain of Lakes that’s always bustling with dining and lodging amenities. Hit the Whitefish Chain of Lakes in Crosslake—the largest chain of lakes in the area. From restaurants and resorts to fun nightlife, there’s always something happening on the Whitefish Chain. If slower pace is your style, kayak the quiet, less populated lakes where you feel like you have the lake to yourself.

Our rivers also offer a different way to explore our waterways. The mighty Mississippi runs through our area from the Cuyuna Iron Range, Brainerd, and south. You can find campgrounds and resorts along the shores of the Mississippi. Kayak or the gentle Crow Wing or Pine Rivers, which offers meandering, natural landscapes.

Whatever you choose, our lakes and rivers offer abundant wildlife and recreational fun. And you’ll want to come back year-after-year to discover it all again.

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