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.

Saturday, July 6, 2024

Fireworks over Sand Island on Cross Lake beginning at dusk!

2024 marks the 54th year the community of Crosslake has been celebrating Americas’ freedom with a fantastic fireworks display. Join us on the water or from the shores of Cross Lake at dusk on Saturday, July 6, 2024 to view the display launched from Sand Island. Tune into Skeeter 101.5FM Radio to hear the choregraphed display!

Saturday, July 6, 2024

Fireworks over Sand Island on Cross Lake beginning at dusk!

2024 marks the 54th year the community of Crosslake has been celebrating Americas’ freedom with a fantastic fireworks display. Join us on the water or from the shores of Cross Lake at dusk on Saturday, July 6, 2024 to view the display launched from Sand Island. Tune into Skeeter 101.5FM Radio to hear the choregraphed display!

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!

September 26-28, 2024

Beautiful fall colors are the drop back for Crosslake Days! This annual event is a weekend of family fun with activities for all ages: Arts & Crafts Fairs, Chili Cook-off, Lost Chili Pepper Hunt, Cider & Candlelight Tour, Knights of Columbus Corn-Hole Tournament, Crosslake Ace Hardware’s Street Dance, and more. Mark your calendar for a weekend jam-packed full of fun!

September 26-28, 2024

Beautiful fall colors are the drop back for Crosslake Days! This annual event is a weekend of family fun with activities for all ages: Arts & Crafts Fairs, Chili Cook-off, Lost Chili Pepper Hunt, Cider & Candlelight Tour, Knights of Columbus Corn-Hole Tournament, Crosslake Ace Hardware’s Street Dance, and more. Mark your calendar for a weekend jam-packed full of fun!

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Jan 30 - Feb 1, 2025

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Saturday, March 15, 2025

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2024 Explore Crosslake Visitors Guide

Make the most of your vacation by planning with the area’s largest tourism publication and explore Crosslake like a local. Discover it’s resorts, dining, recreation and so much more.

A 2024 Crosslake Visitor Guide magaizne showing the cover with a large photo of lake with boats in it and a resturant at the edge of the shore

2024 Explore Crosslake Visitors Guide

Make the most of your vacation by planning with the area’s largest tourism publication and explore Crosslake like a local. Discover it’s resorts, dining, recreation and so much more.

Crosslake Livestream

View the intersection of CSAH 3 and CSAH 66 in Crosslake LIVE! Crosslake is open for business while road and sidewalk improvements take place. Visit the county’s website for more information.

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Crosslake Livestream

View the intersection of CSAH 3 and CSAH 66 in Crosslake LIVE! Crosslake is open for business while road and sidewalk improvements take place. Visit the county’s website for more information.

Sponsored by Tremolo Communications