The Beauty Spot of Minnesota

This Crosslake neighborhood features dozens of lakes, including the 14 interconnected lakes of the Whitefish Chain of Lakes. In all, the Whitefish Chain includes more than 13,500 acres of water, 119 miles of shoreline, and dozens of bays and islands. The Chain offers great opportunities for boating, fishing, skiing, swimming, and so much more. Many lodging options, ranging from campgrounds to resorts, can be found on the Chain as well as many dockside restaurants. The Pine River Dam in Crosslake – at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Cross Lake Recreation Area – is a sight to see on the Whitefish Chain. You can watch the rushing water from the overlook or cast a line and try your hand at fishing. The Cross Lake Recreation Area offers many other opportunities, such as swimming, picnicking, and camping. This is one of the most picturesque communities – year-round – in all of Minnesota. All four seasons are thoroughly enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. Recreational opportunities are plentiful throughout the seasons. Crosslake is home to many popular festivals, including WinterFest and Crosslake Days, and the Best St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration in the state! Interesting shops, great golfing and inviting restaurants are another characteristic of this community. The eastern portion of the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway travels through Crosslake and Manhattan Beach, along the Whitefish Chain of Lakes. The Crosslake Historic Log Village takes you back in time to the 1800s. Check out the general store, tourist camp, logger’s camp, and more. The Chamber’s Welcome Center in Crosslake can be found at the corner of Route 66 and County Road 3 in Crosslake (35446 County Road 3). Or you can reach the Crosslake Welcome Center by phone at (218) 692-4027.

The Beauty Spot of Minnesota

This Crosslake neighborhood features dozens of lakes, including the 14 interconnected lakes of the Whitefish Chain of Lakes. In all, the Whitefish Chain includes more than 13,500 acres of water, 119 miles of shoreline, and dozens of bays and islands. The Chain offers great opportunities for boating, fishing, skiing, swimming, and so much more. Many lodging options, ranging from campgrounds to resorts, can be found on the Chain as well as many dockside restaurants. The Pine River Dam in Crosslake – at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Cross Lake Recreation Area – is a sight to see on the Whitefish Chain. You can watch the rushing water from the overlook or cast a line and try your hand at fishing. The Cross Lake Recreation Area offers many other opportunities, such as swimming, picnicking, and camping. This is one of the most picturesque communities – year-round – in all of Minnesota. All four seasons are thoroughly enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. Recreational opportunities are plentiful throughout the seasons. Crosslake is home to many popular festivals, including WinterFest and Crosslake Days, and the Best St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration in the state! Interesting shops, great golfing and inviting restaurants are another characteristic of this community. The eastern portion of the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway travels through Crosslake and Manhattan Beach, along the Whitefish Chain of Lakes. The Crosslake Historic Log Village takes you back in time to the 1800s. Check out the general store, tourist camp, logger’s camp, and more. The Chamber’s Welcome Center in Crosslake can be found at the corner of Route 66 and County Road 3 in Crosslake (35446 County Road 3). Or you can reach the Crosslake Welcome Center by phone at (218) 692-4027.

NOVEMBER 18, 2023

The Local Bound Shop Around is a retail bus tour that will take you and your friends shopping around Pequot Lakes and Crosslake. We take care of all the details so you can ride in comfort and enjoy the day shopping at the many small businesses. Find treasures for yourself or get a jumpstart on holiday gifts for others!

NOVEMBER 18, 2023

The Local Bound Shop Around is a retail bus tour that will take you and your friends shopping from Pequot Lakes to Crosslake. We take care of all the details so you can ride in comfort and enjoy the day shopping at the many small businesses. Find treasures for yourself or get a jumpstart on holiday gifts for others!

February 1-3, 2024

For 22 years we’ve been celebrating WinterFest in Crosslake with good old fashioned winter fun for the entire family! Three days of indoor and outdoor activities throughout Crosslake for all ages to enjoy!

March 14-16, 2024

For 50 years, Crosslake has been celebrating the coming of Spring with a St Patrick’s Day Parade. What started out in the 70’s as a remedy for Cabin Fever, has grown into a destination event for thousands of green-clad, Irish-for-a-day, weekend enthusiasts. Some build a float and travel the 2-mile-long route tossing hundreds of pounds of candy and trinkets, and others set up lawn chairs, days in advance to get ”their perfect spot” for family and friends. While the parade is the highlight, the celebration begins days before as we sweep the streets of snow, adorn our shops in green and pre-game with a Treasure Hunt, Live Music, the Clover Dash 5K and more!

March 14-16, 2024

For 50 years, Crosslake has been celebrating the coming of Spring with a St Patrick’s Day Parade. What started out in the 70’s as a remedy for Cabin Fever, has grown into a destination event for thousands of green-clad, Irish-for-a-day, weekend enthusiasts. Some build a float and travel the 2-mile-long route tossing hundreds of pounds of candy and trinkets, and others set up lawn chairs, days in advance to get ”their perfect spot” for family and friends. While the parade is the highlight, the celebration begins days before as we sweep the streets of snow, adorn our shops in green and pre-game with a Treasure Hunt, Live Music, the Clover Dash 5K and more!

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Local Shopping

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Places To Stay

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Where To Eat

Eat your fill at one of our fabulous restaurants.

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Area Events

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2023 Explore Crosslake Visitors Guide

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