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Kayaking at Brainerd Minnesota
The Lakes

The Brainerd Lakes Region of Minnesota

Cragun's Resort is situated in the heart of the Brainerd Lakes Area, home to an impressive 450 lakes for boating and fishing adventure in Michigan. The resort is located right on famous Gull Lake, six miles north of Brainerd, a popular spot for angling and water sports.

Gull Lake at Brainerd Minnesota

Gull Lake

Gull Lake is a beautiful freshwater destination for boating, water sports, and fishing, with anglers often catching walleye, largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, and northern pike. Gull Lake is also a popular spot for kayaking, paddleboarding, and  jet skiing.

  • Address: Gull Lake, Minnesota
  • Distance: 0 miles to Cragun's Resort
  • Common Fish: Walleye, Northern Pike, Bass, Crappie, Sunfish, Perch
Mille Lacs Lake at Brainerd Minnesota

Mille Lacs Lake

Known for its world-class fishing, Mille Lacs Lake attracts anglers seeking walleye, muskie, and smallmouth bass. Minnesota's second largest lake is also great for boating, swimming, and sailing.

  • Address: Mille Lacs Lake, Minnesota
  • Distance: 73.8 miles from Cragun's Resort
  • Common Fish: Walleye, Northern Pike, Muskie, Smallmouth Bass, Perch
Leech Lake at Brainerd Minnesota

Leech Lake

Leech Lake is a favorite among anglers for its abundant fish species, including walleye, northern pike, and muskie. Boating, water skiing, and paddle sports are common pastimes here.

  • Address: Leech Lake, Minnesota
  • Approximate Distance: 67.4 miles from Cragun's Resort
  • Common Fish: Walleye, Northern Pike, Muskie, Bass, Panfish
whitefish lake at Brainerd Minnesota

Whitefish Lake

Whitefish Lake is a serene location for fishing, offering catches of walleye and other species. Canoeing and kayaking are popular on its calm waters.

  • Address: Whitefish Lake, Minnesota
  • Distance: 32.0 miles from Cragun's Resort
  • Common Fish: Walleye, Northern Pike, Bass, Crappie, Sunfish, Perch
North Long Lake at Brainerd Minnesota

North Long Lake

Anglers enjoy the challenge of catching bass, walleye, and northern pike on North Long Lake. Boating and tubing are also common lake activities.

  • Address: North Long Lake, Minnesota
  • Distance: 13.1 miles from Cragun's Resort
  • Common Fish: Walleye, Northern Pike, Bass, Crappie, Sunfish, Perch

PELICAN LAKE

A great destination for fishing, Pelican Lake is home to species like walleye and northern pike. Boating and jet skiing are also popular watersports.

  • Address: Pelican Lake, Minnesota
  • Distance: 98.0 miles from Cragun's Resort
  • Common Fish: Walleye, Northern Pike, Bass, Crappie, Sunfish, Perch

LAKE HUBERT

This smaller lake is perfect for a peaceful day of fishing and canoeing. It's an ideal spot to relax and enjoy the natural surroundings.

  • Address: Lake Hubert, Minnesota
  • Distance: 16.3 miles from Cragun's Resort
  • Common Fish: Walleye, Northern Pike, Bass, Crappie, Sunfish, Perch

HARDY LAKE

Hardy Lake is a quiet spot for fishing and canoeing, where visitors can appreciate the tranquility and the local wildlife.

  • Address: Hardy Lake, Minnesota
  • Distance: 9.1 miles from Cragun's Resort
  • Common Fish: Walleye, Northern Pike, Bass, Crappie, Sunfish, Perch

NOKAY LAKE

Nokay Lake offers a serene atmosphere for fishing and kayaking, with a focus on enjoying the peaceful natural setting.

  • Address: Nokay Lake, Minnesota
  • Approximate Distance: 22.1 miles from Cragun's Resort
  • Common Fish: Walleye, Northern Pike, Bass, Crappie, Sunfish, Perch

ROUND LAKE

Known for its clear waters, Round Lake is a great destination for kayaking, paddleboarding, and fishing.

  • Address: Round Lake, Minnesota
  • Approximate Distance: 243.1 miles from Cragun's Resort
  • Common Fish: Walleye, Northern Pike, Bass, Crappie, Sunfish, Perch

LOWER MISSION LAKE

A small and peaceful lake where fishing and rowing activities are popular, perfect for a quiet escape.

  • Address: Lower Mission Lake, Minnesota
  • Approximate Distance: 22.3 miles from Cragun's Resort
  • Common Fish: Walleye, Northern Pike, Bass, Crappie, Sunfish, Perch

LAKE EDWARD

Lake Edward is a popular fishing spot and a favorite for catching walleye and northern pike. Visitors also enjoy boating and watersports on its waters.

  • Address: Lake Edward, Minnesota
  • Approximate Distance: 19.6 miles from Cragun's Resort
  • Common Fish: Walleye, Northern Pike, Bass, Crappie, Sunfish, Perch