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Lake Mille Lacs

HCR 67, Box 195, Brainerd, MN 56359
320-532-3632
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Ranked #11 of 19 attractions in Brainerd
Type: Bodies of Water, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Casinos
Activities: Gambling, Fishing
Description: Spanning more than 200 square miles in size, this is the second largest lake in Minnesota.
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Burnsville, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

I spent a weekend fishing here with a friend who had a cabin on the lake. I was here in October, so the morning were cold on the lake, but once the sun came up it was warm. We spent our time catching Walleye. I had never been Walleye fishing, but I had a great time a caught a few... More

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

At Hunter Winfields they were tell you the fishing is great. It sucks!!! didn't catch a fish in 3 days. Then when on to lake of the woods and hammered on them.

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Alexandria, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Lovely, large lake with lots to do. Visit the Waypoint Cafe at the Red Door Resort for a fabulous, well priced meal.

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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Lake Mille Lacs is over 20 miles from Brainerd. It's not accurate for Brainerd to claim this lake as their attraction. There are many other towns right on the lake being short-changed by this adveritsing practice. Brainerd IS a nice place to visit and Lake Mille Lacs IS a great fishing lake, but they should not be listed together.

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Farmington, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Campground web site does not reflect the true nature of this resort. Lots are for sale here or seasonal lease as well as nightly rates of $35.00. All of the amenities listed are locked up tight. The only dumpster is at least 200 yards away. There is no management representative on site. The lake and dock is across a very... More

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Grey Eagle
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348 helpful votes 348 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

I have heard that the fishing at the lake is very good. I have friends that fish this lake regularly and are very happy with it. It is really hugh you can not see across to the other side . A beautiful driving road goes all the way around the lake.

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Rochester, MN
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

Lake Mille Lacs is called walleye capital of Minnesota, and they have at least a dozen fishing launches to prove it. The launches will take you out for 4 hour excursons and supply everything you will need to catch walleye. The launches are quite good at putting you on the fish. The only thing you should bring is refreshments in... More

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