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Lake Mille Lacs

Address: HCR 67, Box 195, Brainerd, MN 56359
Phone Number: 320-532-3632
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Brainerd
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Bodies of Water, Casinos & Gaming
Activities: Gambling, Fishing
Owner description: Spanning more than 200 square miles in size, this is the second largest lake in Minnesota.
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Bodies of Water, Casinos & Gaming
Activities: Gambling, Fishing
Owner description: Spanning more than 200 square miles in size, this is the second largest lake in Minnesota.
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St.Paul, Minnesota
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484 reviews 484 reviews
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244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

So many ways to enjoy this majestic lake. Driving along side on 169 gives you a view. Walking along gets you somewhat more in touch. Fishing is a great way for some. The reality is that this is a very beautiful, majestic place that has served thousands and thousands of people for food and recreation, for hundreds of years.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you love to windsurf or kitesurf, look no further! You have reached the MECHA of wind sports at Mille Lacs. If you like to fish, oh well...WINDSURF!

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Minneapolis, MN
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

90 minutes from the Twin Cities, just zip down highway 169 and drive around the lake during peak fall leaves. The colors are eye-popping, and it makes a great day trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Lake Mille Lacs is a great place to visit as any amenity possible is offered around the lake. Few fisheries offer the beauty infrastructure that is available around Lake Mille Lacs. Fishing has been a little slower but overall, there is no other lake where you can fish for so many big species.

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Albertville, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is a great get away just two hours north of the Twin Cities. The two state parks and casino along with numerous resorts and resturants make for a enjoyable weekend. The fishing can be good or just plan bad.

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Farmington, Minnesota
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121 reviews 121 reviews
36 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

So I'll admit it right away... We're a bit biased about Mille Lacs. We own a lake home on Mille Lacs just outside of Garrison. Great fishing with plenty of public/free boat launches (the one we prefer is just north of Terry's on 169). Great lake for water sports though note that the lake is large and water is on... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Peaceful place with great fishing. The only thing that I didn't like was people move slow to take care of you. I loved my trip and would highly recommend it to anyone going.

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Lake Mille Lacs is a beautiful display of all that Minnesota has to offer. Great fishing both summer and winter, gorgeous views, beaches, great resorts and restaurants (Red Door Resort and Motel and their WayPointe Cafe is excellent on north Mille Lacs and closest to Brainerd), and overall, a must see when visiting the Brainerd area. Few lakes offer the... More 

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seattle and north
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We cruised out into the depths (ha ha the deepest part of the lake is less than 20feet-maybe less than 12feet?) of Wahkon bay where we drifted among charming little islands (some with buildings some without), clear waters, and mostly sunny skies. There were some speed boats and skiers but it's such a big lake (we never even got out... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

lots of lake area but nothing to do unless you have a boat. Drove around half the lake and hardly ANY beach area or public places to enter the lake for swimming or sitting on the shore.

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