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Address: HCR 67, Box 195, Brainerd, MN 56359
Phone Number: 320-532-3632
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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Fantastic Ice fishing experience

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
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Madrid
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79 reviews 79 reviews
33 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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530 reviews 530 reviews
160 attraction reviews
288 helpful votes 288 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
37 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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