Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Gull Lake Recreation Area

Gull Lake Recreation Area offers something for everyone with boating, hiking, fishing and swimming in Minnesota's famous Gull Lake, the largest of the 10 lakes on the Gull Chain of Lakes. Visitors will have the opportunity to see and hear an abundance of wildlife like bald eagles, deer, otters, a variety of songbirds and the legendary call of the loon.

Recreation

Anglers will delight in the large population of fish including stocked walleye, northern pike, bass and a variety of panfish. Boaters can access crystal clear waters throughout the chain of lakes and enjoy the peaceful sunsets overlooking the woods.

Facilities

The campground is known for its well-spaced wooded sites, each with 50 or 30 amp electric hookups service, picnic tables and campfire rings. A boat ramp, beach and playground are also perks of the park.

Natural Features

The campground sits on the Gull River at the outlet of Gull Lake. The area was formed by a receding glacier that moved southward from Canada and carved the landscape. Gull Lake is one of the six Mississippi Headwaters Projects of the Mississippi River Watershed operated by The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Nearby Attractions

Gull Lake is located minutes from 520 holes of golf, the 100-mile Paul Bunyan Trail, amusement parks, and numerous shopping opportunities in Brainerd, Baxter, and Nisswa.

ADA Access: N

Sites
40
Price
$28.00 - $40.00
Operator
US Army Corps of Engineers
Access
Drive In
Boat In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Gull Lake Recreation Area is located in Minnesota
Latitude
46.4108 N
Longitude
-94.3514 W
Get Directions
Directions
From the intersection MN 210 and MN 371 in Baxter, drive north 5.8 miles. Turn left on CR 125 (Gull Lake Dam Road). Follow the signs for approximately 3 miles.
2 Reviews of Gull Lake Recreation Area
Nice campground by the lake

This was a nice campground with large spots and mostly private. We stayed in site 29 with electric and it was large but the only down fall is the firewood for purchase is next to the site, so there is a bit more foot traffic walking by. The boat ramp was nice and a short walk over the dam from the campground. There is plenty of boat trailer parking but it did fill up on a Saturday.

First to Review
Great camping in Gull Lake

This is an impressively well run campground nestled on both sides of the Gull River and on the shores of Gull Lake. The campsites are very large and impeccably maintained, there are several bathhouses, and many of the sites have electric hook-ups for those who want them. There is a picnic area, playground, and fishing pier on the river, and another playground at the beach on the lake. There is a full boat launch with double docks, also hiking trails, access right in to the Paul Bunyan state bike trail, and close proximity to several nationally ranked golf courses.It is a pretty great location for a family vacation at the lake without being too rustic and remote, for those who like to be outdoors but have a variety of tourist and outdoor activities to do. I would also mention that the campground really is nicely handicapped accessible, with broad open campsites, accessible bathrooms, and paved trails, so this would be a good place for folks in wheelchairs or scooters. Overall I really wish I could give the campground a 5 star rating as the facilities and setting really deserve it; however, the lake has been recently found to have invasive zebra mussels, which is a serious problem. Fortunately I didnt see evidence of them at the beach, but they are everywhere at the boat landing.