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.

 

Water

We would like to thank the following sponsors:
LAKE FUN RENTALS
*PONTOONS *BOATS *TRITOONS NEW, Top-Notch Equipment, Family Owned & Operated with Exceptional Customer Service! Rent them on Gull Lake or delivered to you. Located near Zorbaz
7993 Interlachen Road
Nisswa, MN 56468
Boats and Beyond Rentals, Inc.
PONTOONS, TRITOONS, WAKEBOARD BOATS, SKI BOATS, FISHING BOATS, JET SKIS, SNOWMOBILES AND FISH HOUSES...Private Marina on Gull Lake or We Deliver! Your local family owned and operated rental adventure center for the Brainerd Lakes Area.
4758 County Road 77
Nisswa, MN 56468
Minnesota Inboard Water Sports
Minnesota Inboard Water Sports is the place to go for a great selection of new/used inboard boats that will get you on the lake this summer.
15779 Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
Mississippi River
The Mississippi River offers water recreation such as fishing and canoeing. Kiwanis Park, Brainerd, has a fishing pier on the Mississippi. Rice Lake is an impoundment created by Potlach dam.
Mississippi River
Brainerd, MN 56401
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Baxter
The Brainerd Lakes Area only triple play of entertainment with waterpark, game room, and laser tag; accompanied by great up north updated hotel accommodations.
15739 Audubon Way
Baxter, MN 56425
Breezy Point Resort
Clean, clear Pelican Lake wraps around Breezy Point Resort with its lakeside rooms, suites, condos and cabins. The Resort offers 3 golf courses with 54 holes of superb golf, four restaurants, conference facilities, boat marina and ice arena.
9252 Breezy Point Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472
Lum Park-Brainerd
55 acres, swimming beach, boat landing, fishing pier, disc golf, tables and grills, restrooms, playground, two sand volleyball courts,Parks & Recreation Office & Maintenance Building.
1619 Washington Street NE
Brainerd, MN 56401
Gull Lake Cruises
Gull Lake Cruises proudly navigates the North Star through the scenic waters of Gull Lake. It’s located six miles north of Brainerd in Cass County and Crow Wing County. Visit GullLakeCruises.com.
11000 Craguns Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
The Breezy Belle
9252 Breezy Point Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472
Elite Industries LLC
4567 Morehouse Dr.
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Gull Lake Recreation Area
US Army Corps of Engineers
East Gull Lake, MN 56401
Brainerd Ski Loons
1619 NE Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Pelican Lake Beach
Sandy Beach Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472
Pillager Lake Park
1 mile north of Pillager
Pillager, MN 56473
Big Trout Lake - Swimming Beach
Route 6 North of Crosslake
Crosslake, MN 56442
Brothers Motorsports
8194 Fairview Road
Baxter, MN 56425
Pillsbury State Forest
State Hwy 210 to Hwy 1
Pillager, MN 56473
Comfort Suites/Rapid River Lodge & Water Park
7376 Woida Road
Baxter, MN 56425
Whipple Beach Recreation Area
14441 Oakwood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Cross Lake Recreation Area
35507 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Brainerd Recreational Supply, Inc.
17493 Hwy 371 N
Brainerd, MN 56401
Brainerd Sports and Marine, LLC
13377 State Hwy 25
Brainerd, MN 56401
Central Lakes Motorsports
18004 State Hwy 371
Brainerd, MN 56401
C & C Boat Works
36448 County Road 66
Crosslake, MN 56442
Bertha Boatworks
6846 County Road 16
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Float
Brainerd, MN 55402