Sanford Health - MN, Park Rapids

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The Park Rapids Lakes area has held a long-standing reputation of being a family vacation destination.  The area features over 400 lakes, thousands of miles of recreation trails, a wildlife refuge and is the gateway to the world famous Itasca State Park, home of the Mississippi River Headwaters.   


  • Family-friendly lakes community with countless amenities such as local community theatre, opera, fine art museum, civic organizations, professional bull riding events, shopping and dining options, adult sport leagues such as softball and hockey, and much more.
  • Pristine area lakes offer endless opportunities for world-class fishing, hunting, boating, and all kinds of watersport activities.  Thousands of miles of area trails are ideal for hiking, running, biking, cross country skiing or taking your ATV or snowmobile for a ride any season of the year.
  • For a weekend getaway, Park Rapids ideally located within a short driving distance to several main metropolitan areas such as Fargo, ND (90 miles), Duluth (150 miles), and Minneapolis (185 miles.)
  • Park Rapids boasts a strong local economy and excellent public school system. This is an ideal location to live, work, and raise a family.