Lake Itasca

Summertime at Lake Itasca

The headwaters of the mighty Mississippi River originate at 1,162-acre Lake Itasca. Wild and impressive, this beautiful lake is surrounded entirely by Itasca State Park. What isn’t well known, however, is that Lake Itasca isn’t a natural body of water.…

Big Sand Lake

Big Sand Lake Loon

One of the many beautiful lakes in Northwest Minnesota is Big Sand Lake with over 1600 acres, providing many opportunities to enjoy water sports of all types. Located 40 miles south of Bemidji, Big Sand Lake often doesn’t make the…

Lake Plantagenet

Lake Plantagenet at Daybreak

Lake Plantagenet holds a special place in the hearts of fishermen in Northwest Minnesota. Where else can you find fighting muskie with a four-foot size limit? Fish like this are enough to make avid anglers plan for months to visit…

Woman Lake Chain

The Woman Lake Chain in northwest Minnesota includes four lakes and covers 5,502 acres. Sprawling across Cass County slightly south of the Chippewa National Forest, the chain is set against the backdrop of some of Minnesota’s most beautiful countryside. With…

Detroit Lake MN

Minnesota’s Detroit Lake offers visitors an impressive number of things to do, both in and out of the water. The lake offers 3,067 acres of year-round enjoyment, including fishing, wind surfing, water skiing, jet skiing, snowmobiling, golfing, and wildlife viewing.…

Little Boy Lake

Paradise comes at very little cost while guests look upon Little Boy Lake’s shimmering waters in northern Minnesota. This 1,372-acre lake is moments away from the secluded pine forests of the Chippewa National Forest or the family-oriented, energetic city of…

Spirit Lake MN

The small town of Menahga, Minnesota wraps itself around sparkling, 115-acre Spirit Lake. This popular recreation lake stays busy year round, especially during the summertime with fishing, swimming, boating, canoeing, and kayaking. Spirit Lake is located on the border of…

Pimushe Lake

He’s been out on Pimushe Lake since dawn and hasn’t seen anything. Ready to give up, he’s walking down an abandoned logging road heading back to the cabin he’s renting on the lake. Lost in his thoughts he almost walks…

Pickerel Lake MN

Early Autumn Camping at Paul Bunyan State Forest

Minnesota’s northwest region is draped in majestic forests and dotted with some of the state’s most pristine lakes including Pickerel Lake. Surrounded by the region’s natural beauty, Pickerel Lake shines like a jewel. With over 300 acres of water, Pickerel…

Blackduck Lake

Bald eagles gracefully swoop over elegant sandbars and around the large, peaceful island situated directly in the middle of Blackduck Lake. Located just west of the city of Blackduck, Blackduck Lake is just one of dozens of stunning Minnesota lakes…

Beltrami Lake

Lake Beltrami is a sparkling body of water situated snugly in Minnesota’s Northwest Tourism Region. This crystal clear lake is a part of the Turtle River Chain of Lakes, along with eight others: Deer, Campbell, Movil, Big Turtle, Little Turtle,…

Boyer Lake

Boyer Lake is a scenic, 383-acre lake in western Becker County, Minnesota. With its many small islands, bays, and peninsulas, the lake is a favorite with canoeists and kayakers. Fishing is also popular and the lake has an excellent reputation…

Kabekona Lake

Southwest Shore of Kabekona Lake

They start almost every day this way, sitting on the deck, and watching the loons glide across Kabekona Lake. When they were ready to retire they knew they wanted to live in a secluded place on the water. Peaceful Kabekona…

Lake Andrusia

The “Mighty Mississippi River,” made legendary in songs and novels, travels 2,552 miles from its start to its delta at the Gulf of Mexico. The headwaters of this mighty river start at Itasca Lake, but include a collection of lakes.…

Lake Bemidji

Sunset Over Lake Bemidji

A cornucopia of soothing sound, rejuvenating sights and the invigorating scents of nature at work, Lake Bemidji is one of Minnesota’s natural gems. A destination in any season, the lake area offers snowmobiling and cross-country skiing in Minnesota’s snowy winters.…