59 Park Rapids MN Lake Home Listings
1. MLS 4589502 - PARK RAPIDS - 12490 sf 4 bed 8 bath -
LH4453 NEARLY 5 ACRES W/ 346' OF BEAUTIFUL SWIMMING FRONTAGE & 13,000 SQ. FT. OF LIVING AREA. TWIN GRAND STAIRCASES W/ CUSTOM SCULPTED COPPER, BRASS & ...
2. 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 ...
3. MLS 4820192 - PARK RAPIDS - 4613 sf 5 bed 4 bath -
THIS BLUE LAKE HOME HAS IT ALL - THE GOURMET KITCHEN FEATURES CUSTOM MAPLE CABINETRY, VIKING GAS STOVE, DOUBLE OVERS, WINE FRIDGE AND LARGE GRANITE ISLAND. ...
4. 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 ...
5. MLS 4826892 - PARK RAPIDS - 5328 sf 3 bed 4 bath -
305 FT OF SAND SHORELINE ON 3.25 PRIVATE ACRES SITS THIS CUSTOM BUILT HOME ON LONG LAKE. 5300 SQ FT OF LIVING WITH NEWLY REMODELED KITCHEN AND GRANITE ...
6. MLS 4823604 - PARK RAPIDS - 3576 sf 4 bed 4 bath -
LH4580 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 ...
7. MLS 4825156 - PARK RAPIDS - 1710 sf 3 bed 3 bath -
A RARE FIND IN TODAY'S MARKET, OFFERING 720' OF LEVEL, QUALITY LAKESHORE AND 13.23 ACRES ON CRYSTAL-CLEAR LITTLE SAND LAKE. THIS IMMACULATE 3 BED, 3 BATH HOME ...
8. MLS 4865234 - PARK RAPIDS - 3580 sf 4 bed 4 bath -
LH4621 NORTHWOOD'S LOG HOME ON BIG SAND LAKE WITH 4 BEDROOMS, 4 BATHS AND A WONDERFUL FLOOR PLAN! OVER 3,500 FINISHED SQ. FT. ON 3 LEVELS PLUS A FINISHED ...
9. MLS 4832744 - PARK RAPIDS - 4900 sf 4 bed 4 bath -
INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN AN ABSOLUTE PRIME FISH HOOK RIVER ESTATE. PERFECT SAND BEACH AND LEVEL ELEVATION WITH EASY ACCESS TO THE BIG LAKE. AT JUST 40FT ...
10. MLS 4835237 - PARK RAPIDS - 2990 sf 4 bed 3 bath -
EXECUTIVE QUALITY AND WELL MAINTAINED CEDAR SIDED HOME ON BLUE LAKE WITH 300 FEET OF SHORELINE & ALMOST 3 ACRES OF PRIVACY. FEATURES 4 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHS ...
11. 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 ...
12. MLS 4617584 - PARK RAPIDS - 3249 sf 4 bed 4 bath -
SET ON 110' OF SCENIC LAKESHORE ON THE PREMIER MUSKY LAKE, BIG MANTRAP LAKE, THIS PROPERTY BOASTS A MAINTENANCE FREE 4 BED, 4 BATH HOME WITH CUSTOM KITCHEN, ...
13. MLS 4824977 - PARK RAPIDS - 4266 sf 4 bed 3 bath -
EXECUTIVE QUALITY HOME, 150 FT OF LEVEL SAND SHORELINE ON BEAUTIFUL FISH HOOK LAKE. FEATURES 4 BR, 3 BATH INCLUDING THE MASTER SUITE WITH SEPARATE ...
14. MLS 4801281 - PARK RAPIDS - 3888 sf 3 bed 4 bath -
FISH HOOK CUSTOM DESIGNED HOME ON ONE OF THE BEST LAKES, KNOWN FOR EXCELLENT SAND SWIMMING, LAKE RECREATION, AND GREAT FISHING. YOU WILL NOTICE OUTSTANDING ...
15. 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. ...
16. MLS 4801402 - PARK RAPIDS - 1868 sf 2 bed 2 bath -
NEWER RAMBLER ON CRYSTAL CLEAR GLACIER BOOT LAKE W/246 FEET OF FRONTAGE & 3.4 WOODED ACRES. THE 40X80 POLE BUILDING HAS 2 BR 1 BATH GUEST QUARTERS ...
17. MLS 4809144 - PARK RAPIDS - 3672 sf 4 bed 3 bath -
POTATO LAKE HOME. 4 BD 3 FULL BA.FP IN LIVING ROOM, MAIN FLOOR LAUNDRY, PLAYROOM, FAMILY ROOM & LIVING ROOM ON MAIN. KITCHEN W/ PANTRY.& BREAKFAST ...
18. MLS 4849846 - PARK RAPIDS - 2304 sf 2 bed 3 bath -
LH4609 THIS LOG HOME GIVES YOU "UP NORTH LIVING" EXPERIENCE AND IS ONLY 4 MILES FROM TOWN. THERE ARE 3 DECKS AND LAKE VIEWS FROM PATIO DOORS IN THE GREAT ROOM, ...
19. MLS 4809039 - PARK RAPIDS - 3743 sf 5 bed 3 bath -
FULL LOG BEAM AND VAULTED CEILING HOME SET ON 3.82 ACRES WITH 314 FT ON BEAUTIFUL POTATO LAKE. 5 BEDROOM, 3 BATH, GRANITE COUNTERS, REMODELED LOWER LEVEL ...
20. MLS 4824797 - PARK RAPIDS - 4000 sf 3 bed 4 bath -
BEAUTIFUL LITTLE SAND LAKE PROPERTY FEATURES 2.68 AC, 165 FT OF SAND SHORELINE, ENERGY EFFICIENT & QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP, 4000 SQ FT OF LIVING SPACE, 3 BR, ...
21. MLS 4869871 - PARK RAPIDS - 3192 sf 3 bed 2 bath -
BEAUTIFUL LONG LAKE ESTATE PROPERTY WITH LEVEL ELEVATION, SAND FRONTAGE, MASSIVE PINES AND EASTERLY EXPOSURE. THE HOME IS A CEDAR SIDED RAMBLER WITH NEARLY ...
22. MLS 4834144 - PARK RAPIDS - 3360 sf 4 bed 3 bath -
EAGLE LAKE HOME - FEATURES 3360 SQ FT OF LIVING, 4 PLUS BR, 3 PLUS BATHS, 3 CAR GARAGE WITH UPPER LEVEL GUEST QUARTERS FEATURING A LIVING RM, KITCHEN, BR, FULL ...
23. MLS 4823231 - PARK RAPIDS - 1967 sf 4 bed 3 bath -
LH4578 AMAZING VIEW ON BEAUTY LAKE. GRADUAL ELEVATION TO THE LAKE. FOUR BEDROOM, 3 BATH LOG HOME WITH LARGE DECK OVERLOOKING THIS BEAUTIFUL VIEW. HOME HAS OAK ...
24. MLS 4830833 - PARK RAPIDS - 1476 sf 3 bed 1 bath -
LH4588 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 4824582 - PARK RAPIDS - 3812 sf 3 bed 3 bath -
LEVEL ELEVATION ON POTATO LAKE WITH 168 FT OF LAKESHORE. LOT CONSISTS OF 1.66 AC, AND MIX OF TREES. HOME FEATURES 14 INCH WALLS, UPDATED KITCHEN, AND BATHS. ...
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 4812094 - PARK RAPIDS - 2918 sf 4 bed 2 bath -
LH4567 THE ISLAND LAKE PROPERTY YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR! THIS BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED, 4 BEDROOM, 2 BATH LAKE HOME FITS THE BILL! THE WARM "NORTHWOODS" ...
28. 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 ...
29. MLS 4865203 - PARK RAPIDS - 1968 sf 3 bed 3 bath -
BEAUTIFUL SETTING, WEST FACING SUNSET EXPOSURE AND AN ULTRA-CONVENIENT LOCATION SET THE STAGE FOR THIS GREAT PROPERTY ON MUD LAKE. THE HOME FEATURES 1900 SQ FT ...
30. MLS 4817349 - PARK RAPIDS - 3164 sf 3 bed 2 bath -
THIS 3 BED, 2 BATH HOME HAS BEEN COMPLETELY REMODELED. CUSTOM RUSTIC HICKORY CABINETS, LARGE CENTER ISLAND WITH GRANITE TOP, EXPANSIVE GREAT ROOM WITH GAS ...
31. MLS 4848538 - PARK RAPIDS - 1336 sf 3 bed 2 bath -
LH4608 SUPREMELY PRIVATE, UPPER BOTTLE LAKE HOME ON 4.37 ACRES AND 500' OF SHORELINE. NICELY MAINTAINED, 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOME WITH AN ATTACHED DOUBLE GARAGE ...
32. MLS 4651728 - PARK RAPIDS - 960 sf 4 bed 2 bath -
GREEN PINE VILLAS ON POTATO LAKE- THIS 4 BED, 2 BATH CABIN FEATURES STUNNING SUNSET VIEWS, OPEN FLOOR PLAN, GENTLE ELEVATION, CRAWL SPACE STORAGE AND ACCESS TO ...
33. MLS 4843686 - PARK RAPIDS - 1410 sf 2 bed 2 bath -
PERFECT SAND BEACH, 3.67 ACRES, 100' SHORELINE. HOME OFFERS MANY POSSIBILITIES, FINISH TO YOUR LIKING 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, LOFT, FULL WALK OUT BASEMENT IS ...
34. MLS 4882915 - PARK RAPIDS - 2928 sf 3 bed 3 bath -
CLOSE TO TOWN ON ONE OF THE AREAS FINEST LAKES, THIS HOME OFFERS 3 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHS, ATTACHED DOUBLE GARAGE PLUS WORKSHOP, SPACIOUS OPEN FLOOR PLAN, ...
35. MLS 4830124 - PARK RAPIDS - 2512 sf 2 bed 2 bath -
LAKE IDA HOME. 2 BEDROOMS 2 BATH, OPEN DESIGN. MASTER BEDROOM & MAIN FLOOR LAUNDRY. OVER 2 ACRES & 426' SHORELINE. FINISHED WALKOUT W/ GAS FIREPLACE, ...
36. MLS 4879724 - PARK RAPIDS - 1440 sf 2 bed 1 bath -
THIS IS THE PERFECT LAKE HOME/CABIN ON UPPER BOTTLE LAKE. YOU WILL ENJOYING THE STUNNING LAKE VIEWS, SANDY SHORE, AND PINE TREE SETTING. OUTSIDE IT WONDERFULLY ...
37. MLS 4823079 - PARK RAPIDS - 2640 sf 3 bed 2 bath -
ISLAND LAKE HOME - TUCKED IN THE TOWERING PINES THIS YEAR ROUND HOME FEATURES 3 BR, 2 BATH, THREE SEASON PORCH, FULL WALK OUT BASEMENT WITH WOOD BURNING ...
38. MLS 4824296 - PARK RAPIDS - 4050 sf 3 bed 3 bath -
FISH HOOK LAKE - 3 BEDROOM, 3 BATH, YEAR ROUND HOME, WITH LEVEL ELEVATION TO GREAT SAND BEACH, SPRINKLER SYSTEM AND VERY PEACEFUL SETTING, REMODELED HOME WITH ...
39. 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 ...
40. 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 ...
41. MLS 4826617 - PARK RAPIDS - 1960 sf 3 bed 3 bath -
LH4582 FABULOUS 3+ BEDROOM, LAKE HOME WITH A BEAUTIFUL SOUTHERN EXPOSURE AND 200' OF LAKESHORE WITH AN EXTRA LAKE LOT ON THE WEST SIDE FOR PRIVACY. THREE ...
42. MLS 4852068 - PARK RAPIDS - 1872 sf 3 bed 2 bath -
LH4612 EXCEPTIONAL LAKE HOME WITH LEVEL ELEVATION TO SAND BOTTOM. EXTRA BUILDINGS INCLUDE STORAGE FOR MOWERS AND OTHER EQUIPMENT, GUEST CABIN WITH SAUNA, AND ...
43. MLS 4864990 - PARK RAPIDS - 2936 sf 4 bed 3 bath -
PRIVATE SETTING W/400 FT OF LAKESHORE ON LAKE BUNNESS & ON 5.76 ACRES. THIS ONE STORY HOME HAS BEEN COMPLETELY REMODELED THRU OUT W/2936 FSF, 4 BR'S, 3 ...
44. MLS 4829049 - PARK RAPIDS - 912 sf 2 bed 1 bath -
LH4586 BIG STONY LAKE CABIN WITH 140' OF SAND SHORELINE. TWO BEDROOM CABIN WITH A GREAT VIEW. LOW MAINTENANCE EXTERIOR, UPDATED WINDOWS AND LARGE GARAGE WITH ...
45. MLS 4837736 - PARK RAPIDS - 1500 sf 3 bed 2 bath -
LH4592 GREAT 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH RESORTOMINIOM CABIN OVERLOOKING THE SWIMMING POOL AND A VIEW OF THE LAKE. INCOME PRODUCING FROM RENTAL ALL MANAGED BY THE ON ...
46. MLS 4844834 - PARK RAPIDS - 1956 sf 4 bed 2 bath -
LH4603 REMARKABLE PEACE & PRIVACY! THIS 4 BDRM, 2 BATH CLASSIC NORTHWOOD'S LAKE HOME HAS EVERYTHING FOR THE WILDLIFE/OUTDOOR ENTHUSIAST! LOCATED ON UPPER ...
47. MLS 4850367 - PARK RAPIDS - 1676 sf 3 bed 2 bath -
LH4611 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 ...
48. MLS 4806462 - PARK RAPIDS - 3730 sf 7 bed 4 bath -
524 FEET OF SHARED FRONTAGE ON BEAUTIFUL POTATO LAKE, BOATING FUN ON 3300 ACRES OF WATER WITH GREAT FISHING! YOU CAN ALSO TRAVEL THE CREEK UPSTREAM AND FISH OR ...
49. MLS 4804659 - 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. 4 BR, 2 BATH, CUSTOM CABINETS, MAIN FLOOR LAUNDRY, T & G, ...
50. MLS 4885390 - PARK RAPIDS - 1632 sf 3 bed 2 bath -
CH934 IMPECCABLE BAYWOODS HOME! THIS IS THE PERFECT CITY HOME! 3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS, BEAUTIFUL 3 SEASON PORCH, VAULTED & TONGUE AND GROOVE CEILINGS, ...
51. MLS 4847156 - PARK RAPIDS - 2080 sf 3 bed 2 bath
ENJOY PRIVACY AND GOOD FISHING ON THIS NO NAME LAKE. LOCALS CALL IT LUEBECK LAKE. LOCATED BY ITASCA STATE PARK. AMENITIES INCLUDE 2 BEDROOMS AND LOFT, 2 BATHS, ...
52. MLS 4871815 - PARK RAPIDS - 1648 sf 3 bed 3 bath -
RECENTLY UPDATED 3 BEDROOM 3 BATH HOME ON THE FISHHOOK RIVER. BREATHTAKING VIEWS OVERLOOKING THE FISHHOOK RIVER AND MUD LAKE. EASY ACCESS FOR FISHING AND ...
53. MLS 4798410 - PARK RAPIDS - 1008 sf 2 bed -
LH4563 SO MUCH POTENTIAL FOR THIS POTATO LAKE PROPERTY! TWO BEDROOM CABIN ON POTATO LAKE HAS OPEN FLOOR PLAN WITH BEDROOMS ON UPPER LEVEL. ELECTRIC HAS BEEN ...
54. MLS 4827204 - PARK RAPIDS - 652 sf 2 bed 1 bath -
ABSOLUTE PRIME, WATER'S EDGE OPPORTUNITY ON LOWER BOTTLE LAKE. THIS 2 BEDROOM, 1 FULL BATH CABIN HAS BEEN WELL MAINTAINED, RECENTLY UPDATED, INCLUDES NEW ...
55. MLS 4784362 - PARK RAPIDS - 684 sf 2 bed 2 bath -
LH4558 TWO BEDROOM, 2 BATH CABIN RECENTLY UPDATED. FEATURES A LAKESIDE DECK INCLUDES SWIMMING POOL AND 435' OF SHARED LAKESHORE. PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT WITH ...
56. MLS 4784363 - PARK RAPIDS - 840 sf 2 bed 1 bath -
LH4559 TWO BEDROOM, 1 BATH RECENTLY UPDATED WITH OPEN FLOOR PLAN. PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT WITH GREAT FAMILY ATMOSPHERE. BEAUTIFUL POOL AND 435' OF SAND ...
57. MLS 4837356 - PARK RAPIDS - 1598 sf 3 bed 2 bath -
SPOTLESS AND MOVE-IN READY! THIS END UNIT TOWNHOME SITS ON THE FISHHOOK RIVER IN SOUGHT AFTER RIVERPARK VILLAS. FEATURES AN ATTRACTIVE STONE/WOOD EXTERIOR, 3 ...
58. MLS 4880784 - PARK RAPIDS - 1748 sf 3 bed 2 bath -
MOVE-IN READY. EXTREMELY WELL MAINTAINED CITY HOME OFFERS 3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS, DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE, FULL UNFINISHED BASEMENT. CONVENIENT LOCATION WITHIN ...
59. MLS 4883238 - 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 ...
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.