Two Inlets State Forest & Hungryman Lake Near The Lodge on Lake Detroit
Two Inlets State Forest & Hungryman Lake Near The Lodge on Lake Detroit

Two Inlets State Forest

Detroit Lakes Minnesota Parks & Outdoors

Two Inlets State Forest

Detroit Lakes Minnesota Parks & Outdoors

Two Inlets State Forest offers over 26,000 acres set in a landscape that’s gently rolling to hilly, with scattered lowlands. Two Inlets Trail provides over 27 miles of snowmobile trail that connects to other area trails. Two Inlets Lake provides good fishing. This state forest is known for excellent hunting of deer, ruffed grouse and small game. Indian Creek Water Impoundment provides habitat for waterfowl. Located about 10 miles north of Park Rapids west of Hwy. 71. Fish Hungryman Lake for Black Bullhead, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, Yellow Perch, & Pumkinseed.   Photo Credit Josh Benner.

Two Inlets State Forest is located about 10 miles north of Park Rapids in Becker County. Access is from the village of Two Inlets, one mile west on Becker County Highway 46 to Becker County Highway 135 and then south through the forest.

Recreation & Trail Features:

  • boating
  • dispersed camping
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • swimming
  • 4.4 miles hiking
  • 6 miles class 1 ATV
  • 6 miles class 2 ATV
  • 6 miles off-highway motorcycle
  • 27 miles snowmobiling

Hungryman Lake (Lake Day Use Area and Campground)
Located in Two Inlets State Forest, managed by Itasca State Park. Hungryman Lake is located in eastern Becker County, two miles northeast of the town of Two Inlets. Hungryman has a surface area of 139 acres and is a very shallow lake with a maximum depth of only 21 feet. Hungryman Lake lies entirely within the Two Inlets State Forest. There is a State Forest campground and public access located on the south shore. When fishing, anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish including Black Bullhead, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, Yellow Perch, and Pumkinseed. The 14 campsites sit on a pine covered rise above Hungryman Lake are considered “primitive,” designed to furnish only the basic needs of the camper. In addition, vault toilets, garbage cans and drinking water are available. The campsites consist of a cleared area, fire ring, and table. Campsites Boat access are provided on Hungryman Lake. The Day-Use Area includes two picnic tables.

Fish Hungryman Lake
Present and past surveys have shown Hungryman to have an abundant northern pike population. Anglers will find that northern pike tend to run small as average length and weight was only 20.9 inches and 1.8 pounds. Northern pike up to 28.3 inches were sampled. Hungryman has an abundant panfish population composed of black crappie, bluegill, and pumpkinseed. Anglers will find black crappie in the 8-10 inch with a few larger sized fish. Black crappie growth rates were slow when compared to other area lakes. Anglers will find good numbers of bluegill and pumpkinseed in the 6-8 inch size range. Hungryman can support a “boom and bust” largemouth bass population depending on the frequency and severity of winterkills. While not known for producing big bass, Hungryman can provide good action for 12-15 inch bass. Source: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Forest Landscape: Due to the molding of the last glaciers, the landscape is gently rolling to hilly with scattered lowlands. The soils vary from loamy sand to better sand and are ideal for forestry. Much of the forest was once farmed, but most of the land was eventually abandoned because the soils were not productive.

History: State lands in Two Inlets Township were a part of Smoky Hills State Forest until June 1963, when 9,284 acres of tax-forfeited land was acquired. At the time legislation was introduced to change Township 141-36 and parts of 142-35 and 141-37 into Two Inlets State Forest.

Management Activities: Minnesota state forests were established to produce timber and other forest crops, provide outdoor recreation, protect watersheds, and perpetuate rare and distinctive species of native flora and fauna. Management activities in Two Inlets State Forest include timber harvesting, reforestation, wildlife habitat improvement, and recreational development. About 75 acres are planted each year to regenerate tracts of pine that have been harvested. In addition, approximately 75 acres of pine stands are thinned each year. Thinning is a commercial harvest technique that reduces overcrowding by removing trees with poor form or disease.

Location: Address: 2 miles NE of Two Inlets Township, MN 56575 | Lat 47.0213452 / Long -95.2336918 | Tel: (218) 699-7201 or (866) 857-2757 (Toll Free) | Email: | Smoky Hills State Forest Website | Distance from The Lodge on Lake Detroit • 25 miles | Create Google Driving Map

Two Inlets State Forest & Hungryman Lake Near The Lodge on Lake Detroit

Detroit Lakes Parks & Trails

The Detroit Lakes area abounds with beautiful parks, lakes, rivers, hiking & biking trails and more. Detroit Lakes, Becker County, and the surrounding area offers so many recreational and outdoor activities that it is difficult to fit them into one visit. With over 400 lakes within a 25-mile radius, and with beautiful rivers and streams (not to mention the Mississippi Headwaters), many parks and trails have been created to provide public access.

Parks, such as the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, provide cross-country and snow mobiling trails in the winter– and even more trails for hiking and biking during the spring, summer and fall months. You can also enjoy the natural beauty from your car. The Lake Country Scenic Byway is an 88-mile corridor that follows Highways 34 and 71. Along its route, the Byway uniquely spans three different types of geographic terrain.

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About The Lodge on Lake Detroit & The Spa Within
Our Detroit Lakes Minnesota lake resort is the perfect setting to relax and enjoy brilliant sunsets and memorable nights on Big Lake Detroit. Nestled in a lovely tree-filled setting on a private 550 foot wide sandy beach, you’ll find the latest hotel style and amenities. The Lodge is independently owned and operated by Holland Hospitality, Inc., now in its third generation of providing excellence in hospitality.

With our modern amenities and thoughtful design, we stand out among other lodging choices in Detroit Lakes, MN. For couples or family getaways, we offer a variety of rooms and suites with king, queen or two queen beds. Our free hot breakfast (currently using Grab & Go Bags while Covid precautions are in place), free local calls, indoor heated pool and fitness center make the hotel a great place to recharge between enjoying Detroit Lakes attractions and activities. View hotel detail.

All rooms feature lakefront views, free Wi-Fi and wired internet, flat-screen TVs with extended channels. Rooms are equipped with mini-frige, microwaves, and coffee makers and are pet and smoke free. View accommodation detail.

Detroit Lakes Day Spa: The Spa Within at The Lodge offers an extensive menu of select spa treatment services, many of which are signature treatments exclusive to this spa. These revitalizing treatments include the use of warm and cold basalt stones for face and body, and a variety of facials and massage therapies that are sure to induce a state of deep relaxation.

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Your Guide to Year-Round Detroit Lakes Recreation & Fun!

With over 400 lakes within a 25-mile radius, Detroit Lakes lives up to its reputation as a great place for year-round outdoor activities. Whether your activity choice is in, on or below the water (or even on land) Detroit Lakes offers a great variety of things to do for your entire family.


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