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Address: HCR 67, Box 195, Brainerd, MN 56359
Phone Number: 320-532-3632
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Activities: Fishing, Gambling
Description: Spanning more than 200 square miles in size, this is the second largest...
Spanning more than 200 square miles in size, this is the second largest lake in Minnesota.
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Balm For The Spirit

We enjoyed our stay on Mille Lacs (French for thousand lakes). The weather wasn't great but the walks were delightful. Our resort wasn't on the lake so we weren't able to enjoy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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148 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our stay on Mille Lacs (French for thousand lakes). The weather wasn't great but the walks were delightful. Our resort wasn't on the lake so we weren't able to enjoy all the aspects of it. We were told by all the locals that the fishing, especially the ice fishing is fantastic. Unfortunately there is currently a ban on... More 

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Eagan, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We have a cabin on the east side of Mille Lacs Lake and the sunsets are amazing. Nice clear water and an awesome sandy bottom. Very shallow - can walk out for about two blocke.

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Pequot Lakes, Minnesota
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Although Mille Lacs has many resorts and area attractions the DNR has limited Walleye catch to ONE. The walleye is the drawing card for fisher-persons! I drove around part of the lake and it was deserted and very few boats launched. The Casino is great....

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Mille Lacs Lake is in central Minnesota, and is worth a trip to see. The lake is so large that you can't see across it! Crystal clear water.

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Madrid
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89 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The way the ice fishing village is setled with its roads and cars it's a very special view for a southern and a incredible exprience for some one to make pass with your car over the frozen lake, arrive to a refuge, and fishing on the soil of "your home" it's an expericne that should be done by any person... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I ice fish up there and I always pretty much know I will always catch a fish might not be big but a great place to catch perch walleye and ellpout

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St.Paul, Minnesota
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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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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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