Crosslake Minnesota Vacation Area Guide

The Brainerd Lakes Area’s Whitefish Chain of Lakes Region has more activities and attractions than lakes. You’ll never be bored — even on the occasional cloudy day! If you’re looking to explore the great outdoors, you can rent a boat and explore one of the Whitefish or Big Trout lakes, hit a ball at one of the 2 dozen local golf courses, drop a line to catch some fish, bike through the communities or along the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway, explore area trails by walking, hiking or even a-top a horse, go birding or geocaching, take the kids to an area playground – the outdoor options are endless!

If you’d prefer to be inside for one reason or another, you can go back in time to area museums, shop the local stores, dine in local restaurants, relax at a spa, take an interesting and educational factory tour, or just head to the movies.

There are many wonderful local community celebrations that take place in the Whitefish Chain of Lakes Area year-round. Be sure to check out Crosslake Winterfest, Crosslake’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Pine River’s Summerfest, Pequot Lakes’ 4th of July celebration, Pequot Lakes Bean Hole Days, Pine River’s Heritage Days, Taste of Pequot, Crosslake Days and so many more!

Life is definitely better at the lake!

Boat Rental

Rentals available Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day weekend! Conveniently located on the beautiful Whitefish Chain. Enjoy your day on the lake with a Premier pontoon. All pontoons are set up with a 115 HP, 4-stroke Mercury motor, comfortable furniture, rear entry, swim ladder, changing room, low bar, depth finder, and an AM/FM stereo with bluetooth and a USB port.

Hours:  9am-5pm
Location:36685 County Road 66, Crosslake, MN 56442

(218) 692-3752

We have kayaks, water floats (lily pads), and paddleboards available for half-day, full-day, overnight, and multi day rentals. We can shuttle the kayaks to your location. Crow Wing Kayaks are tough, but lightweight, with a polyethylene shell that provides superior durability and ease of transport. They are designed in a unique way that provides uncommon stability over a traditional kayak.

Location:36414 Co Rd 66 Crosslake, MN 56442
Phone:(218) 692-1200

Horseback Riding

Here at Wild Acres we look forward to showing you and your family or group a great experience riding horseback in the woods and on the trails; looking at nature from different angles.

Ride horseback over 500 acres of beautiful out-back wooded trails at WILD ACRES.

Location:7047 Wild Acres Road Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Phone:(218) 820-9255

We focus on educating horses and humans to experience the equestrian world in a safe, fun, and educational way by focusing on goal-oriented training. Benvelle Equestrian Center is family owned and operated horse stable located in Pequot Lakes, MN and has been in business for over 25 years.

Location:30534 Knotty Pine Road Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Phone:(218) 568-4826


This modern bar infused with old west charm is sure to capture your attention. Plenty of space for a business lunch, or a night on the town with friends, The Bourbon Room provides a relaxing atmosphere to grab a drink and a bite to eat, ample seating and a wonderful atmosphere for all ages.

Location:38136 Co Hwy 66, Crosslake, MN 56442
Phone:(218) 692-3423

We have always been and continue to be a place for good times and fun by the lake. With 70 boat slips and snowmobile trails coming from 4 different directions, getting here is never a problem. So when you’re ready to break away from it all and blow off a little steam, make it Moonlite Bay, a place where good friends meet and old friends reunite.

Location:37627 Co Rd 66, Crosslake, MN 56442
Phone:(218) 692-3575


We are located just seconds away from two of the best hotels in the area, and just minutes from a multitude of exceptional resorts on the Whitefish Chain of Lakes. No other course in the area can offer as convenient access to dining and lodging as Crosswoods. We have 27 holes and 3 different 18 hole layouts. We can offer your group a private 9 to shotgun start almost any day of the week. No matter what your group’s needs are, we will do our best to accommodate them! 

Location:35878 County Road 3 Crosslake, MN 56442
Phone:(218) 692-4653

Want an authentic Minnesota “Up-North” golf experience? One that will immerse you in nature and test your skills at the same time?

Does the idea of playing a round of golf on a course cut out of thick, northern Minnesota forest – while rarely seeing another group of players – appeal to you? Then Whitefish is a “must play” for you! One of the Brainerd Lakes Area’s premiere 18-hole championship golf courses, Whitefish is an experience that never disappoints!

Location:7883 Co Rd 16, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

(218) 543-4900


Add some adventure to your Brainerd Lakes vacation at Brainerd Zip Line Tour! Experience our 2.5 hour guided Zip Line Tour that consists of 7 zip lines, a suspended sky bridge, and an optional 50-foot free fall jump!

Location:9898 County Road 77 SW Nisswa, MN 56468
Phone:(218) 203-4067

At Seaberg Motorsports we specialize in Sales, Service and Rentals of Powersports Vehicles. We have a great selection of gently used vehicles for whatever your passion is at great prices. All of our vehicles are thoroughly inspected and repaired to ensure excellence in quality products. We also have a stocked shop with lots of parts, accessories and gear from great brands, in our store in Crosslake, MN.

Location:36160 Co Rd 66, Crosslake, MN 56442

(218) 692-2345

Nature & Parks

Safari Wildlife Park’s mission is to promote life-long learning in all of us by enriching our minds, fostering environmental respect, while helping prepare our visitors for our conservation future. Safari North is a family friendly wildlife park were you can feed a giraffe or ride a camel and see animals from around the world!

Website:   Safari North Wildlife Park
Location: 8493 State Highway 371 Brainerd, MN 56401

(218) 454-1662

Central Minnesota’s popular lakes area, the Cross Lake Recreation Area is best known for its picturesque sunsets, beautiful beaches and well-maintained campsites. The campground provides a full menu of activities for camping enthusiasts, while being located just minutes from shopping and paved bike trails. 

Location:35507 Co Rd 66 Crosslake, MN 56442
Facility Map:Crosslake Recreation Map

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