View My Itinerary

Plan Your Trip

Click the heart icon on businesses and activities to build your own itinerary and share with friends!

Connect with nature as you reel in trophy Muskie, Walleye and Northern Pike.  our best selves in a way that creates powerful memories. 

Fortunately, the Heartland Lakes is a lake lover’s nirvana with a broad variety of fish, over 75 clear lakes with public access ramps and a community of lakeside resorts ready to welcome you and your family!

More than 400 crystal clear fishing lakes, rivers and streams are tucked majestically into more than 3 million acres of public land. These fishing lakes are perfect for your next vacation or fishing getaway. Muskie, Walleye, Northern Pike, Lake Trout and pan fish, such as Blue Gills, Sunnies, Crappies and Perch, populate these lakes and streams. Enjoy some of the best fishing lakes in Minnesota including; Potato Lake, Long Lake, Big Sand Lake, Eagle Lake, Mantrap Lake and Many More. Be sure to take a look at our weekly fishing reports so you are up to date and ready to start casting the instant you hit the water, many enjoy Park Rapids as a fishing destination, you should to.

This year the second Saturday in November, we welcome deer hunters for the opening of firearms deer season. In addition to hunting white-tail deer with a rifle, you may enjoy success during archery and muzzle-loader hunting seasons. In addition, hunters here enjoy hunting other types of large and small game as well as waterfowl and birds. With over 400 lakes in the area, duck hunting is extremely popular in the Park Rapids area and there is always a new lake to try your luck on. With millions of acres of hunting land available for public use and an extremely strong deer and duck presence Park Rapids makes the perfect hunting destination.


With millions of acres of hunting land available for public use and an abundance of whitetail deer, the lakes area is well known as an annual destination for deer hunting. The diverse habitat created by the blending of western prairies, northern pines, and lake country makes the area home to a variety of large and small game options for outdoorsmen. Try your luck hunting bear, ducks, geese, grouse, and turkey.


Whether you’re passing on a passion for fishing to the next generation or in search of a trophy, one of our 400+ crystal clear lakes will provide the perfect destination. Muskie, walleye, northern pike, lake trout and panfish, such as blue gills, sunnies, crappies and perch, populate these lakes and streams. Before you hit the water, be sure to check out our fishing reports below.

Fishing Report

Share Your Itinerary