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Why Your Next Minnesota Fishing Trip Should be to Cragun’s Resort
Why Your Next Minnesota Fishing Trip Should be to Cragun’s Resort

Father and Son Fishing in Brainerd

Spring fishing opener weekend is almost here. And Cragun’s Resort can be your Minnesota fishing trip destination—for the whole family.

Located on beautiful Gull Lake in Brainerd, MN, Cragun’s Resort has been a Minnesota fishing trip destination for more than 75 years. But the fantastic fishing isn’t the only perk. The amenities, dining and long list of recreational opportunities can make your fishing trip a fun vacation for the entire family.

Here are just some of the reasons why you should book your next Minnesota fishing trip at Cragun’s Resort:

1. Gull Lake Fishing

Not only is Gull Lake fantastic for fishing, but Cragun’s Resort also offers a gorgeous swimming beach and other water recreation activities such as boating and waterskiing. If you prefer operating under your own power, canoe and rowboat rentals are complimentary for Cragun’s guests. There are also stand-up paddle boards, hydrobikes, paddle boats and kayaks available for rental—so even those who don’t fish can enjoy the water. In addition, if you want to explore the area, there are more than 400 lakes and streams within 25 miles of Brainerd.

2. The Family Fishing Trip Package

For the sportsman who wants to treat his children or grandchildren to a fishing adventure they’ll always remember, try out our Family Fishing Trip package. This is the perfect way to introduce your kids to a lifetime of fishing fun. The Family Fishing Trip package includes a 2-hour guided fishing trip on a large, safe and comfortable Bennington pontoon. Our Brainerd fishing guides will teach you and your kids all the ins and outs of pan fishing. All the equipment is provided, including bait and tackle, rods and reels, and maybe even a few fish stories! No kid too young or too old for this adventure. The Family Fishing Trip package can be added on to any Cragun’s Minnesota Resort Vacation Package.

3. Great Resort Lodging

Cragun’s offers a variety great lodging options for families large and small. A variety of lodge rooms are available including our Family Suites, which accommodate up to 6 people. There are also cabins with 1 to 6 bedrooms, with many having a boat dock conveniently located right in front of the cabin. Cragun’s also has a boat launch, and there is no charge for launching or docking your boat.

4. Excellent Amenities

The wide range of amenities at Cragun’s ensures fun for the whole family. While you’re out fishing, your other family members can be enjoying the indoor pool, swimming beach, golfing, tennis, beach volleyball, biking, and other planned recreation activities. At the end of the day, you can all reconnect in front of the bonfire.

5. Multiple Dining Options

From casual to sit-down family-style, Cragun’s offers many dining options to our guests. Cragun’s Legacy Bar & Grille is a guest favorite that offers breakfast, lunch and dinner during the golfing season. If you choose a guided fishing trip, cleaning the fish will be part of the service they provide and if your lodging type includes cooking facilities, you can enjoy your fresh fish catch for dinner that night! Our fishing guides are more than willing to share their favorite recipes.

Are you ready to book your next Minnesota fishing trip? Request a reservation at Cragun’s Resort today.