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Gull Lake

8001 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd, MN 56401
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Ranked #6 of 19 attractions in Brainerd
Type: Bodies of Water
Description: Fifteen-mile long lake whose surrounding area is connected to various restaurants and accommodations.
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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We have a family reunion every year on Gull lake and never miss an opportunity to take a pontoon ride on BIG, Gull lake. Lots to see and do on the lake form fishing, water-skiing you name it. We love to cruise along the lake shore an dream about which giant house we will retire in. It's a big lake... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I love Gull Lake. Go during the week to avoid crowds. The restaraunts on the lake are all worth stopping at. Stop by Lakes Fun Rental to rent a pontoon and spend a whole day of fun swimming in the bays, snacking, and enjoying the sun.

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Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
42 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I don't think it's a very big view that you could hangout for a whole day, but if several lakes in a row would be better. But if you own a property beside the lake, that's another story

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is a great lake for boaters. Be sure to take a map because you could get lost. There are many bays off this lake. You can take channels that lead to other lakes. Lake gets very rough during storms and windy days. There are areas where you will find many boats anchored and people swimming.

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Livingston, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I are 'camping' in Pequot Lakes for the remainder of the summer. Last Sunday afternoon was a picture perfect day for boating, so we called around and found a pontoon that was available at Boats and Beyond which is right on the lake. We have been in the Brainerd Lakes area several times and had driven by... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I was on this lake twice during the summer and had two different experiences. The first time it was pretty crowded and while the lake was beautiful I didn't like how many people were around. The second time was a bit of a cooler day but this made it a little less popular and it was immensely pleasant and serene... More

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Rogers, Minnesota, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Whether a boating trip in the summer or snowmobiling in the winter, Gull Lake is a great place to enjoy Minnesota.

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Cold Spring, Minnesota
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

This lake has plenty of structure and the fishing is great. I like to go there for walleye in the fall. I look for 15-20 ft and find nice fish all over this lake. Watch out for zebra mussels as they are present on this lake.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Water quality is very good and there are several upscale resorts, lesser but nice resorts, great restaurants and good fishing. Boat rentals available at most of the resorts and other marinas in the area. We have stayed at Madden's on Gull Lake Restort for the last 3 years and love it.

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Cloudcroft, New Mexico, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Heaven is surely a day on a pontoon boat on Gull Lake. Loons will often dance for you while you quietly motor along. Many photo opportunities on Gull Lake, and many places along the shore to stop for refreshments.

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