62 Park Rapids MN and Osage MN Listings
1. MLS 4946757 - PARK RAPIDS - 12628 sf 4 bed 8 bath -
IMAGINE LIFE AT THE LAKE WITH TOWERING PINES, SAND BEACH, END OF ROAD PRIVACY, ONE OF A KIND LOG HOME, POOL HOUSE AND PLENTY OF ROOM FOR ALL TO ENJOY LIFE ON ...
2. MLS 4893908 - PARK RAPIDS - 6176 sf 4 bed 4 bath -
ENJOY 550' OF LAKE FRONTAGE AND 14.87 ACRES ON BEAUTIFUL FISH HOOK LAKE! THIS LOG HOME FEATURES AN OPEN CONCEPT LIVING WITH EXPANSIVE VAULTED CEILINGS, ...
3. MLS 4961032 - PARK RAPIDS - 5200 sf 3 bed 3 bath -
LH4666 ONE OF A KIND STUNNING POTATO LAKE HOME. QUALITY IS EVIDENT IN EVERY DETAIL. CUSTOM STAINED GLASS ART FEATURING NORTHERN MINNESOTA FLORA AND FAUNA ADORN ...
4. MLS 4859476 - PARK RAPIDS - 10100 sf 5 bed 5 bath -
THIS CUSTOM TIMBER FRAME HYBRID LOG HOME BOASTS OVER 10,000 SQ FT OF SPRAWLING LIVING AREA, INCLUDING GOURMET KITCHEN, MASSIVE STONE FIRE PLACE, THEATER ROOM ...
5. MLS 4969345 - PARK RAPIDS - 4576 sf 5 bed 4 bath -
REMARKABLE ESTATE ON BLUE LAKE. THIS ATTRACTIVE DESIGNER HOME FEATURES 4500+ FINISHED SQ FT WITH 5 BDRMS, 4 BATHS, GOURMET KITCHEN, HIGH-END APPLIANCES, ...
6. MLS 4969059 - OSAGE - 5602 sf 5 bed 4 bath -
THIS MAJESTIC 5 BED, 4 BATH LOG HOME FEATURES MASSIVE LOGS, STUNNING FIREPLACES AND OPEN FLOOR PLAN. FEATURING A WALL OF LAKESIDE GLASS AND CUSTOM MILLWORK ...
7. MLS 4951672 - PARK RAPIDS - 4332 sf 5 bed 4 bath -
SET ON 100' OF LEVEL SAND SHORELINE ON LONG LAKE, SITS THIS CUSTOM BUILT 4,400 SQ FT HOME. 5 BD, 4 BATH, CUSTOM HICKORY KITCHEN WITH GRANITE, PANTRY, WOOD ...
8. MLS 4908463 - OSAGE - 4643 sf 5 bed 4 bath
LH4634 THIS ONE OF A KIND PROPERTY OFFERS OPPORTUNITY TO OWN YOUR OWN PRIVATE LAKE SURROUNDED BY 358 ACRES. ACREAGE INCLUDES 300 ACRES OF FOREST WITH MILES OF ...
9. MLS 4772329 - PARK RAPIDS - 5760 sf 6 bed 6 bath - -
LOADED WITH QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP AND MATERIALS, THIS 6 BEDROOM, 6 BATHROOM HOME BOASTS 5,530 SQ. FT. ON THE MAIN LEVEL. CUSTOM KITCHEN WITH WOLF/VIKING ...
10. MLS 4956537 - PARK RAPIDS - 3638 sf 3 bed 3 bath -
THIS PRIVATE, ONE-OF-A-KIND LONG LAKE HOME WITH UNIQUE DESIGN FEATURES CUSTOM CABINETS WITH SWING UP DOORS, MIERLE APPLIANCES, A MASTER BEDROOM WITH BATH ...
11. MLS 4617584 - PARK RAPIDS - 3249 sf 4 bed 4 bath -
SET ON 210' OF SCENIC LAKESHORE, THIS PROPERTY BOASTS A 4 BED, 4 BATH HOME WITH CUSTOM KITCHEN & A NEWLY CONSTRUCTED 2 BED GUEST CABIN 72' FROM THE LAKE. ...
12. MLS 4940371 - PARK RAPIDS - 3576 sf 4 bed 4 bath -
LH4648 FABULOUS AND LOADED WITH LUXURY, THIS LONG LAKE HOME IS SET ON ONE OF THE FINEST LOTS ON THIS SPRING FED LAKE! WESTWARD FACING HOME AND GUEST CABIN ARE ...
13. MLS 4952884 - PARK RAPIDS - 3136 sf 4 bed 3 bath -
BREATHTAKING SUNSETS, LOONS CALLING, EAGLES SOARING, ALL ON THIS PRIVATE PARADISE AT CRYSTAL CLEAR, BOOT LAKE. STUNNING 4 BR, 3 BA LOG HOME ON 11+ WOODED ACRES ...
14. MLS 4971638 - PARK RAPIDS - 1956 sf 4 bed 3 bath -
LH4673 FANTASTIC RECENTLY UP-DATED LAKEHOME. VERY CONVENIENT TO TOWN, SHOPPING, GOLF COURSE AND THE HEARTLAND TRAIL. ONE OF THE AREA'S TOP LAKES AND EASILY THE ...
15. MLS 4858354 - PARK RAPIDS - 4320 sf 4 bed 4 bath -
PARK RAPIDS LOG HOME ON FISH HOOK RIVER WITH ALMOST A HALF ACRE OF MATURE PINES AND 110' OF NEAR LEVEL SHORELINE. FEATURING 4 BEDROOMS WHICH INCLUDES A MASTER ...
16. MLS 4962689 - OSAGE - 3436 sf 3 bed 3 bath -
STRAIGHT LAKE - EXTRAORDINARY LAKE HOME QUALITY AND CARE THROUGHOUT. THREE BR, MASTER BDRM, PRIVATE BATH, JACUZZI TUB, SHOWER, AND WALK-IN CLOSET. GRAND ...
17. MLS 4801281 - PARK RAPIDS - 3888 sf 3 bed 4 bath -
LIFT TO LAKE BEING PUT IN, CUSTOM DESIGNED HOME ON ONE OF THE BEST LAKES, EXCELLENT SAND SWIMMING, LAKE RECREATION, GREAT FISHING. YOU WILL NOTICE OUTSTANDING ...
18. MLS 4959009 - PARK RAPIDS - 2117 sf 2 bed 2 bath -
LH4643 THIS POTATO LAKE HOME HAS IT ALL, INCLUDING LEVEL ELEVATION, TOWERING PINES, AND DESIGNER QUALITY INSIDE AND OUT. AN AUTHENTIC STONE FIREPLACE IN THE ...
19. MLS 4844911 - PARK RAPIDS - 1600 sf 3 bed 3 bath -
LH4602 SECLUDED LAKE CABIN SURROUNDED BY TOWERING PINE TREES WITH A GENTLE SLOPE TO THE SANDY LAKESHORE. INCLUDES 773' OF LAKESHORE AND OVER 11 WOODED ACRES. ...
20. MLS 4933487 - PARK RAPIDS - 2280 sf 3 bed 2 bath -
408 FEET ON MANTRAP LAKE EXCELLENT SANDY BEACH AND CUSTOM BUILT HOME. LOG SIDING, WOOD INTERIOR, 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, LARGE MASTER BEDROOM & BATHROOM & ...
21. MLS 4943789 - PARK RAPIDS - 888 sf 2 bed 1 bath -
LH4651 TAKE A STEP BACK TO A SIMPLER TIME. PERFECTLY MAINTAINED SUPER PRIVATE 2 BED 1 BATH CABIN HAS A STONE WOOD-BURNING FIREPLACE, SUNROOM, LAKESIDE DECK, ...
22. MLS 4968453 - PARK RAPIDS - 2670 sf 4 bed 3 bath -
PARK LIKE SETTING ON 1.31 ACRES ON FISH HOOK LAKE.! THIS ELEGANT HOME HAS 4 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHROOMS, A DEN AND LARGE WELCOMING ENTRYWAY. THE ADDITION ADDS A ...
23. MLS 4966976 - PARK RAPIDS - 1782 sf 3 bed 2 bath -
LH4670 BEAUTIFUL 3 BEDROOM 2 BATH HOME ALL ON ONE LEVEL IS LOCATED IN A PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF PARK RAPIDS. NESTLED IN THE PINES ...
24. MLS 4956413 - PARK RAPIDS - 1476 sf 3 bed 1 bath -
LH4661 TOWERING NORWAY PINES AND THE CRYSTAL CLEAR WATERS AWAIT YOU AT THIS ABSOLUTELY CHARMING VINTAGE CABIN. COZY PINE INTERIOR ADDS TO THE AMBIANCE OF THE ...
25. MLS 4966023 - PARK RAPIDS - 3050 sf 4 bed 4 bath -
THE 'GREAT ESCAPE' ON SOUGHT AFTER LONG LAKE. THIS REMARKABLE PROPERTY SITS ON A PERFECT SAND SWIMMING LOT AND INCLUDES A YEAR ROUND CABIN LOADED WITH ...
26. MLS 4868028 - PARK RAPIDS - 2253 sf 3 bed 2 bath -
THIS ULTRA-PRIVATE 3 BED, 2 BATH HOME FEATURES TWO FIREPLACES, VAULTED CEILINGS AND WALKOUT LOWER LEVEL WITH UPDATED DECK, PATIO AND SEPTIC SYSTEM. SET ON 297' ...
27. MLS 4739899 - PARK RAPIDS - 1856 sf 3 bed 2 bath -
BOOT LAKE YEAR AROUND LOG CABIN, WITH THE UP NORTH CHARM WE ARE ALL LOOKING FOR. LOTS OF PRIVACY ON THIS 3.46 ACRE PROPERTY WITH 177 FEET OF FRONTAGE AND 3 CAR ...
28. MLS 4959853 - PARK RAPIDS - 2488 sf 3 bed 2 bath -
ENJOY THE SIGHTS & SOUNDS OF THE LAKE AS YOU WATCH THE SUNRISE FROM THE EAST FACING DECK. THIS 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOME SITS ON 100' OF LAKE SHORE, SOME OF ...
29. MLS 4955290 - PARK RAPIDS - 1008 sf 2 bed 1 bath -
LH4659 OVER 300 FEET OF LEVEL, HARD SAND, SOUTHERLY FACING SHORELINE ON POTATO LAKE, 2 BED, 1 BATH CABIN, 50 FEET FROM THE WATER. TWO STALL GARAGE ON 1.5 ...
30. MLS 4967689 - OSAGE - 2304 sf 2 bed 2 bath -
VERY WELL MAINTAINED 2BR, 2 BATH WALK OUT HOME. OPEN FLOOR PLAN MAIN LEVEL WITH CHERRY CABINETS, GRANITE COUNTER TOPS WITH LARGE ISLAND. FAMILY ROOM WITH ...
31. MLS 4919460 - OSAGE - 2051 sf 3 bed 2 bath -
AT THE END OF THE ROAD YOU WILL FIND PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THE LAKE FROM THIS YEAR AROUND STRAIGHT LAKE HOME! 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATHS, GAS FIREPLACE, LAKESIDE DECK. ...
32. MLS 4934363 - PARK RAPIDS - 2700 sf 3 bed 2 bath -
LH4645 OVER 19 ACRES AND 600 FEET OF LAKESHORE GIVES YOU PERFECT PRIVACY WITH THIS 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOME LOCATED ON A BEAUTIFUL NATURAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAKE. ...
33. MLS 4911993 - PARK RAPIDS - 2608 sf 4 bed 2 bath -
LH4632 YOU'LL WANT TO SEE THIS BEAUTIFUL 2-STORY LAKE HOME WITH AWESOME VIEWS OF EAGLE LAKE IN PERSON. THIS 4 BEDROOM, 2 BATHROOM HOME WITH IT'S OVERSIZED ...
34. MLS 4920173 - PARK RAPIDS - 2064 sf 3 bed 2 bath -
LH4641 ENJOY THE QUIET SETTING OF THIS BEAUTIFUL CABIN SET ON 1.08 ACRES WITH AN EXCELLENT VIEW OF BAD AXE LAKE. CABIN COMES FULLY FURNISHED. BAD AXE LAKE IS ...
35. MLS 4958657 - PARK RAPIDS - 1976 sf 4 bed 2 bath -
SIT ON YOUR DECK WITH PRIVACY AND LISTEN TO THE LOONS AND BIRDS. VERY NICE HOMEY 4 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOME WITH WALKOUT BASEMENT, NICE KITCHEN, OPEN DINING/ ...
36. MLS 4960050 - PARK RAPIDS - 2048 sf 4 bed 3 bath -
QUALITY BUILT 4 BED,3 BATH GILMORE LAKE HOME IN PINE STUDDED PRIVACY! EVERY DETAIL HAD BEEN TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION. FROM THE LARGE KITCHEN, FAMILY ROOM, ...
37. MLS 4844486 - PARK RAPIDS - 1580 sf 2 bed 2 bath -
LH4574 TAKE ADVANTAGE OF 150' OF SAND SHORELINE AND LEVEL ELEVATION AT THIS DELIGHTFULLY RENOVATED 2+ BEDROOM, 2 BATH LAKEHOME. PROPERTY ALSO FEATURES A ...
38. MLS 4868234 - PARK RAPIDS - 2136 sf 3 bed 2 bath -
FISH HOOK RIVER HOME - 3 BR, 2 BATH WITH 105 FEET OF FRONTAGE, ENJOY THE RIVER LIFE AND HAVE ACCESS TO FISH HOOK LAKE. HOME FEATURES FIREPLACE, OPEN KITCHEN ...
39. MLS 4899882 - PARK RAPIDS - 1144 sf 2 bed 1 bath -
LONG LAKE LOG HOME ON EAST SIDE OF LONG LAKE. GRADUAL ELEVATION, BEAUTIFUL TREE COVER. READY TO FINISH
40. MLS 4953327 - PARK RAPIDS - 1968 sf 3 bed 2 bath -
LOCATED ON THE CRYSTAL CLEAR WATERS OF LITTLE SAND LAKE, THIS HOME SITS ON A LARGE TWO PARCEL LOT FOR A TOTAL OF 312 FEET OF SHORELINE AND 2.08 ACRES. NICELY ...
41. MLS 4726751 - PARK RAPIDS - 1807 sf 3 bed 2 bath -
3 BEDROOM,2 BATH HOME ON ISLAND LAKE. LIVINGROOM W/ FREE STANDING GAS FIREPLACE, KIT. & DINING COMBINED.FULL FINISHED LOWER LEVEL.L LEVEL LOT TO LAKE.HARD ...
42. MLS 4908745 - PARK RAPIDS - 1416 sf 2 bed 2 bath -
LH4635 CHARMING SEASONAL CABIN AND GUEST CABIN WITH ANOTHER BEDROOM AND BATHROOM. LOCATED ON A BEAUTIFULLY WOODED LOT ON LOWER BOTTLE LAKE WITH EASY ACCESS TO ...
43. MLS 4946555 - PARK RAPIDS - 1676 sf 3 bed 2 bath -
LH4654 FAMILY OWNED LAKE RETREAT CABIN LOCATED ON PORTAGE LAKE JUST MINUTES FROM PARK RAPIDS. THIS 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH CABIN IS SITUATED ON AN IDYLLIC 4.3 ACRE ...
44. MLS 4933660 - PARK RAPIDS - 1670 sf 3 bed 2 bath -
LH4644 BEAUTIFUL 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOME FEATURES A WALK-IN WHIRLPOOL TUB. THE HOME SITS NESTLED INTO THE PINES WITH SHARED ACCESS TO FISH HOOK BAY. ENJOY THE ...
45. MLS 4971078 - PARK RAPIDS - 1312 sf 1 bed 1 bath -
FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE YOUR PRIVATE SANCTUARY ON 10 PLUS ACRES. THE HOME WAS BUILT WITH ROOM FOR EXPANSION IN MIND. PURPOSEFUL TRAILS THAT TREAT YOU ...
46. MLS 4936534 - PARK RAPIDS - 2148 sf 3 bed 2 bath - -
STUNNING SETTING TUCKED IN THE WOODS AND SPARKLING VIEWS OF PORTAGE LAKE TOO! HOME HAS TONS OF POTENTIAL WITH A NICE KITCHEN, 2 FIREPLACES, SCREEN PORCH, FULL ...
47. MLS 4933477 - PARK RAPIDS - 2264 sf 4 bed 2 bath -
LITTLE SAND LAKE HOME - VERY PRIVATE ON 1.15 ACRES WITH 153 FEET LEVEL SHORELINE, GOOD DOCKING. CUSTOM CABINETS, MAIN FLOOR LAUNDRY, TRIPLE GARAGE. LAKESIDE ...
48. MLS 4967629 - PARK RAPIDS - 1680 sf 3 bed 2 bath -
LH4671 EXCELLENT STARTER LAKE HOME. VERY CONVENIENT SETTING ON A GREAT LAKE. LOTS OF POTENTIAL FOR YEAR-ROUND LIVING!
49. MLS 4970365 - PARK RAPIDS - 572 sf 2 bed 1 bath -
WELCOME TO GILMORE LAKE IN HUBBARD COUNTY, THIS HOME HAS BEEN RECENTLY UPDATED AND IS READY FOR YOU TO COME ENJOY THE LAKE. INSIDE FEATURES TWO BEDROOMS, ONE ...
50. MLS 4867892 - OSAGE - 784 sf 2 bed 1 bath -
STRAIGHT LAKE GET-AWAY - GET READY TO RELAX IN THIS COZY TWO BEDROOM COTTAGE WITH A 3/4 BATH AND OPEN DESIGN WITH GREAT LAKE VIEWS. THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE BRINGS ...
51. MLS 4961136 - PARK RAPIDS - 1292 sf 3 bed 2 bath -
FISH HOOK RIVER CONDO LOCATED IN RIVERPARK VILLA-COZY END UNIT WITH VIEW OF RIVER FROM BOTH LEVELS AND UPDATED IN 2003. MAIN LEVEL CONSISTS OF LIVING ROOM, ...
52. MLS 4951176 - PARK RAPIDS - 1790 sf 3 bed 2 bath -
FISHHOOK RIVER TOWNHOME WITH EASY ACCESS TO BOAT TO FISHHOOK LAKE. BEAUTIFUL 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH WITH DETCHED GARAGE. FIREPLACES IN BOTH THE MASTER BEDROOM AND ...
53. MLS 4958155 - PARK RAPIDS - 652 sf 2 bed 1 bath -
PICTURE PERFECT! THIS IDYLLIC CABIN SITS ON LOWER BOTTLE LAKE LEVEL TO THE WATER'S EDGE WITH BEAUTIFUL SOUTH FACING VIEWS. UP NORTH SETTING, PEACEFUL AND ...
54. MLS 4967511 - PARK RAPIDS - 504 sf 2 bed 1 bath -
WELL MAINTAINED AND SEASONAL CABIN WITH 2 BEDROOMS AND 1 BATH ON SCENIC LITTLE SAND LAKE. INDIVIDUAL STRUCTURE THAT IS FURNISHED AND HAS KNOTTY PINE INTERIOR ...
55. MLS 4950071 - PARK RAPIDS - 500 sf 2 bed 1 bath -
LH4655 POTATO LAKE CHARMER! THIS DARLING CABIN FEATURES 2 BEDROOMS, 1 BATH, KNOTTY PINE INTERIOR, 10'X20' LAKESIDE DECK, GAS HEAT, NEWER SHINGLES & FRESH ...
56. MLS 4958475 - PARK RAPIDS - 1216 sf 3 bed 2 bath -
LH4664 GORGEOUS 3 BEDROOM 2 BATH AND A 1/52 STOCK SHARE IN BEAUTIFUL SUNNY SHORES ON FISH HOOK LAKE FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT WITH 1550' OF LAKESHORE. THEY DO ALL OF ...
57. MLS 4950233 - PARK RAPIDS - 1250 sf 2 bed 1 bath -
THIS 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH HOME IN THE COMMUNITY OF SUNNY SHORES ON FISH HOOK LAKE IS READY FOR YOU TO COME AND ENJOY. DON'T WORRY ABOUT ANY LAWN CARE OR OUTSIDE ...
58. MLS 4963948 - PARK RAPIDS - 1122 sf 2 bed 1 bath -
LH4667 ENJOY LAKE LIVING AND THEY DO ALL OF THE YARD MAINTENANCE. THIS IMMACULATE TWO BEDROOM MOBILE HOME FEATURES AN OPEN FLOOR PLAN IS LOCATED ON THE POND ...
59. MLS 4960685 - PARK RAPIDS - 990 sf 2 bed 2 bath -
LH4665 NICE 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOME AND A 1/52 STOCK SHARE IN BEAUTIFUL SUNNY SHORES WITH A GORGEOUS VIEW OF THE POND AND FISH HOOK LAKE FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT. THE ...
60. MLS 4952341 - PARK RAPIDS - 1232 sf 3 bed 1 bath -
LOCATION! THIS PROPERTY IS LOCATED DIRECTLY ACROSS THE ROAD FROM LONG LAKE. THERE IS A WALKING EASEMENT TO THE LAKE JUST 200 FEET DOWN THE ROAD. THE HOUSE HAS ...
61. MLS 4935474 - OSAGE - 982 sf 3 bed 2 bath -
PERFECT GETAWAY JUST A FEW STEPS FROM OSAGE BEACH ON STRAIGHT LAKE (471 ACRE LAKE)! PARK MODEL MANUFACTURED HOME WITH A QUALITY ADDITION THAT FEATURES TONGUE ...
62. MLS 4953028 - PARK RAPIDS - 1960 sf 1 bed 1 bath -
LH4658 ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL BUILDING SITE AT THE LAKE! MANICURED 2.5 ACRES WITH MAGNIFICENT LAKE VIEWS. NEWER SEPTIC SYSTEM IS IN PLACE AND THERE IS A 40'X46' ...
Welcome to Park Rapids in Hubbard County MN
Heartland Trail, Main Street, Itasca Park, Mississippi Headwaters, Lakes, Lakes, Lakes
Park Rapids is a great location to reside, visit, and explore. The average winter temperatures in Park Rapids are around 10F, and the average summer temperatures are right around 70F. With those temperatures, and all the sunshine days for most of the year, Park Rapids is an ideal place to be.
According to the 2010 Census, the population of Park Rapids was 3,903. The average household size in Park Rapids is two people. A little over half of the households in Park Rapids are family households. The median household income is below the Minnesota average, however the median house value in Park Rapids is also below the Minnesota average.
When looking to live in a city with a college or university nearby, Park Rapids is the place to check out. There are seven colleges and universities within a 100 mile radius of Park Rapids. From a scale of nearest to farthest, these colleges and universities include: Bemidji State University, Central Lakes College - Brainerd campus, Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Alexandria Technical and Community College, Minnesota State University Moorhead, and North Dakota State University.
The most common industries in the Park Rapids area are construction, high tech, media and entertainment, office support, repair, and transportation. The construction industry has jobs dealing with construction and extraction. The high tech industry has jobs for those who are experienced with technical support, computers, and mathematics. The media and entertainment industry is all about arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media. The office support industry is looking for those with skills in office and administrative support along with Microsoft Office and accounting software applications. The repair industry is for those who have sills with installation, maintenance, and repair service jobs. The transportation industry is mainly looking for truck drivers and transport drivers.
Lakes, Lakes, Lakes
There are more than 400 lakes, rivers, and streams in the area surrounding Park Rapids, making the city an ideal location for a lake home, and a magnet resorts and water recreation like boating, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming. Of course, fishing is one of the main attractions in the Park Rapids area that brings residents and visitors together during all seasons.
Fish Hook Lake is a beautiful lake located just north of Park Rapids. The lake has clear, deep water that reaches a maximum depth of 76 feet, and a developed shoreline with long sandy beaches for swimming and dense tree coverage that comes in handy with camping and wildlife nature tracking. Public access to Fish Hook Lake is located on the southwest shore. There are also rock piles, sand bars, and sunken islands that pull in fishermen because they are spots known for having an abundant supply of trophy fish like walleye. Some other fish that are available at Fish Hook Lake include black bullhead, black crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass, northern pike, tullibee, and yellow perch.
Potato Lake is a clear, irregular shaped lake located seven miles north of Park Rapids. Some consider Potato Lake to take on the shape of an elongated elephant's head. The lake reaches a maximum depth of 95 feet and has a nice shoreline with a variety of sand, rocks, and shaded trees that make relaxing on the beach or camping ideal. Potato Lake is known for it's changing depths and wide variety of fish. Anglers and fishermen are attracted to the black crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass, northern pike, pumpkinseed, smallmouth bass, and walleye. There are two concrete public access points located off of County Road 40 on Potato Lake. One is the DNR public access on the north shore, and the other is the County public access on the northern tip of the west arm of the lake.
Big Sand Lake is located east of Potato Lake and is known for it's noteworthy water clarity and maximum depth of 135 feet. The lake has a picturesque heavily wooded backdrop that cuts outside noise and makes Big Sand Lake a peaceful place to fish and enjoy other activities. Big Sand Lake has an inlet from Lake Emma and an outlet from Lake Ida that provides public access for small boats to travel through. There is also public access located on the southeast shore of Big Sand Lake. The lake is known to be an excellent fishing destination for anglers and big fishermen. A few fish available in the lake are bluegill, largemouth bass, northern pike, rock bass, smallmouth bass, and white sucker. Big Sand Lake also has an outstanding walleye fishery that produces large walleyes.
Main Street runs through downtown Park Rapids near the Fishhook River and offers a variety of souvenir stores, restaurants, fudge shops, and the farmers market that is populated with tourists in the summer season. Main Street is decorated with brick pathways that connect the unique shops, colorful flowers, and even blue farm buildings. Many people choose to live in Park Rapids because of the positive vibe and welcoming feel of the community in the downtown area and the fact that there is always something to do, see, and enjoy.
There are all kinds of community activities held on Main Street ranging from Fourth of July celebrations, fairs and street festivals, garden home shows, markets, parades, and more. In the fall, Park Rapids hosts one of Minnesota's most famous bicycle tours, the Headwaters 100 Bike Ride and Race, which goes through Itasca State Park and uses the Heartland State Trail. There are three different levels with this event, the 100 mile ride, 75 mile ride, and 45 mile ride. Several food and beverage stops and restroom facilities are located in convenient places along the course.
Itasca Park: Mississippi Headwaters
Just 20 miles of downtown Park Rapids is Itasca State Park and Headwaters of the Mississippi River.
Itasca State Park was established in 1891, making it Minnesota's oldest state park. The State Park includes more than 100 lakes, and is the only spot where someone can walk across the clear, shallow headwaters of the Mississippi River. There are also grassy areas for resting and picnic shelters with bathroom facilities, play grounds, and a volleyball court near a swimming beach. In the winter, a warming area and rest rooms are open in the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center which contains a gift shop and interesting displays.
There are a variety of scenic trails within Itasca State Park of varying lengths and focus points. The trails are perfect for hiking, bird watching, and even learning with the various interpretive sites located throughout the trail break points. Itasca State Park holds many events and activities that can be enjoyed by all ages. Itasca State Park's Music Under the Pines Community Band Concert brings in musicians and visitors from all over the Park Rapids area in June. There are also flower shows like Bugs and Blooms: Orchids of Itasca, the annual North Country Trail Hiking Festival, and the annual Autumn Harvest Festival.
The Heartland State Trail, located within Heartland Park near Fish Hook Lake, is one of the many highlights for the Park Rapids area. The multiple-use trail winds through forests and lakes, stretching a total of 49 miles from Park Rapids to Cass Lake. The State Trail is also a hot spot for nature trackers and bird watchers because there is a wide variety of plants and animals. There are various birds to be heard seen throughout the Heartland State Trail, including the bald eagle.
The 27-mile segment between Park Rapids and Walker is paved and popular among bicyclists, joggers, skaters, and afternoon strollers looking to enjoy the calm and peaceful scenery. During the winter season, the trail opens up to snowmobiling and snowshoeing.
With all of the events, activities, and wildlife here in the Park Rapids area, there is always something different for everyone to enjoy. For qualified help with any of your real estate needs in and around the Park Rapids area, be sure to contact Jack Brann today.