In Central Minnesotas popular lakes area, the Crosslake Recreation Area has tremendous appeal for families and friends, with an array of facilities perfect for a day outdoors. Natural Features: Surrounded by tall pines on the eastern banks of Cross Lake, Crosslake Day-Use provides an ideal location to explore and enjoy the near 13 natural lakes, boasting 13,660 acres of water and 119 miles of scenic shoreline. Recreation: Swim, hike, sunbathe, picnic or get out on the lake with the help of the on-site boat ramp for launching canoes to powerboats. Facilities: The area offers two picnic pavilions with electricity, adjoining parking, a playground, extended picnic area and swimming beach. Both pavilions fit 50 guests. Nearby Attractions: Crosslake is just 10 minutes from shopping and a paved bike trail. Its also near the Crow Wing State Park where visitors can view the Mississippi River atop the historic Chippewa Lookout.
Large campground with many campsites. Some offer electric. Campers can expect to be cramped end over end like sardines. The lake is nice and offers a boat ramp. It is a clean lake but does have zebra mussels. Nice walk around the campsite. There is a dam with a nice fishing pier. Located right in town with amenities if needed. Nice car camping location.