Itasca State Park marks the headwaters and beginning of the world's third longest river, The Mississippi, as a small stream. Established in 1891, Itasca State Park is Minnesota’s oldest State Park. In this 32,000 acre sanctuary, the Mississippi River begins its journey to the Gulf of Mexico. Among the many points of interest are old growth pine at Preacher’s Grove, Peace Pipe Vista, bison kill site and over 100 lakes. The park is a great birding site for Common Loon, Black-backed woodpecker, Alder Flycatcher, Winter Wren and more. In winter enjoy cross-country ski trails.
Maplewood State Park features 8 major lakes and many ponds offering swimming, fishing, boating, and general enjoyment. Drive along the scenic route to observe the wildlife; the park is host to 150 bird species and 50 species of mammals. Lake Lida has a sandy beach and large picnic areas. Wildflower lovers will find flowers and grasses representative of both the prairies and forests. The park's maple forest turns brilliant shades of orange, gold, and red in the fall. An extensive trail system attracts hikers, horseback riders, and cross-country skiers.
43,000-acre Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge hosts over 250 species of birds, featuring nesting bald eagles, golden-winged warblers, otters, porcupine, wolves & more. A wildlife drive and visitor center offer spectacular vistas of marshes, trees and wildlife in the refuge. Enjoy hiking trails, historic sites, hunting and fishing. The Refuge also provides cross-country and snow mobiling trails in winter, and even more trails for hiking and biking during the spring, summer and fall months.
Lakes Guide Service is here to provide you with a great day of Minnesota fishing on Little Pine Lake, Big Pine Lake, Star Lake, Ottertail and Little McDonald Lake. We specialize in elusive walleyes of the North, crappie, sunfish and whatever else bites.
PT’s guide service is the premiere fishing guide service and local experts in Otter Tail County for fishing Ottertail Lake, Big Pine Lake, Big Stone Lake and Lake Traverse. Come and enjoy a special day with fishing guides Todd Cameron and Phil Jensen in Ottertail County. Whether you are looking for a relaxing day on the water or an in-depth on the water seminar, Contact PT’s Guide Service to fish the Otter Tail Lakes area.
Brad Laabs Guide Service is a full service fishing guide who supplies all bait, tackle, equipment. Brad specializes in walleye fishing in the 412 Lakes Area; hs is a veteran Detroit Lakes area fishing guide and tournament angler. Come learn the techniques for fishing the Detroit Lakes “412” Lakes area. Brad has been fishing the Detroit Lakes area for 30+ years with over 25 years guiding and tournament experience.
Since 2008, Captain Dave Williamson and Musky Stalker Guide Service has guided 100s of clients from all over the U.S. and from other countries like Canada, Sweden, Norway, and the Netherlands on successful Muskie outings. In that time there have been well over 1000 muskies caught on these fishing trips with over 100 Giant fifty plus inchers caught by our clients.
Baxstar Fishing Guide Service. Baxstar is based out of Detroit Lakes, MN and is owned by fishing guide Brady Baxter, recipient of the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame's Master Angler award. Serving Becker, Clay and Otter Tail Counties in Minnesota, Brady works hard to help clients catch BIG fish they can tell stories about! Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, Muskie, and Crappie services available. Contact Brady today to plan your next fishing adventure!