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About Cross Lake Recreation Area

Notice: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking public comment now through 22-APR on a request from the National Loon Foundation for a lease to construct, operate and maintain a National Loon Center within the Corps owned and operated Cross Lake Recreation Area in Crosslake, MN. To view and download the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) go to: www.mvp.usace.army.mil/Home/PublicNotices.aspx. Questions on the project or comments on the EA can be directed to Steven Clark, project biologist at 651-290-5278 or steven.j.clark@usace.army.mil. 

In 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.
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Recreation

The recreation area provides plenty of water based entertainment like boating, water skiing and fishing. Two onsite beaches are convenient for swimming and sunbathing.

Facilities

The sizable campground has 122 campsites including 91 with electric hookups. Additional amenities include two accessible hot shower facilities, two boat ramps, several playground areas, boat beaching, 2 picnic shelters, dump stations and accessible fishing piers.

Natural Features

Cross Lake Recreation Area is nestled among tall pines on the eastern banks of Cross Lake on the Whitefish Chain on Lakes. The area has tremendous appeal, with access to 13 natural lakes, 13,660 acres of water and 119 miles of scenic shoreline. The collection of lakes help form the Headwaters of the Mississippi River.

Nearby Attractions

The Recreation Area is located adjacent to the city of Crosslake and is just a short walk from shopping and a paved bike trail. It's also near the Crow Wing State Park where visitors can view the Mississippi River from the historic "Chippewa Lookout."

Charges & Cancellations

Reservations must check in within 24 hours of their scheduled arrival or risk their reservation being cancelled.

ADA Access: N

Sites
122
Operator
US Army Corps of Engineers
Access
Drive In
Boat In
Features
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Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Contact
Location
Cross Lake Recreation Area is located in Minnesota
Latitude
46.6697 N
Longitude
-94.1083 W
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Directions
From Brainerd, Minnesota on Highway 25, turn right on County Road 3 and travel north to Crosslake, Minn. The campground entrance is to the left, at the intersection of County Roads 3 and 66.
1 Review of Cross Lake Recreation Area
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beautiful campground

This is a great campground in the Brainerd lakes area of Minnesota.it is right in the middle of the town of Crosslake but when you’re in the campground you feel like you’re out in the woods. The sites are nice, there are lots of trees for shade. Campers have access to Cross Lake and the Whitefish chain. This is a good family campground too, with play areas and a beach for swimming. You can easily walk into Crosslake to shop or get ice cream, or just stay in the campground and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. It’s also a good place to bring your bikes.