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ATTENTION: Due to construction at Crosslake, all campsites are first-come, first-served starting September 8, 2015.


part ofMississippi River Headwaters - Cross Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Sat Oct 31 2015   Season Dates


In Central Minnesota's popular lakes area, the Crosslake Recreation Area is best known for its picturesque sunsets, beautiful beaches and well-maintained campsites. Also known as the Ronald L. Cloutier Recreation Area, the campground provides a full menu of activities for camping enthusiasts.

Natural Features:

Crosslake is nestled among tall pines on the eastern banks of Cross Lake. The area has tremendous appeal, with access to 13 natural lakes, 13,660 acres of water and 119 miles of scenic shoreline. The collection of lakes stem from the Mississippi River.


The recreation area provides lots of water entertainment like boating, water skiing and fishing. Two onsite beaches are convenient for swimming and sunbathing.


The sizable campground has 118 campsites including 74 with electric hookups. Additional amenities include two accessible hot shower facilities, two boat ramps, a pay phone, several playground areas, boat beaching, 2 picnic shelters, dump stations and accessible fishing docks.

Nearby Attractions:

Crosslake is just ten minutes from shopping and a paved bike trail. It's also near the Crow Wing State Park where visitors can view the Mississippi River from the historic "Chippewa Lookout."

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Picnic Areas
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Swimming
  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Fishing Dock
  • Flush Toilets
  • Parking Area
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Water Spigot
Know Before You Go
  • Firewood restrictions are in effect to prevent the spread of invasive insects and disease; http://dontmovefirewood.org/ Click here for more information
  • Limit two tents per site, or one wheeled unit and one tent
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
46.66972, -94.10833
46°40'11"N, 94°6'30"W

From Brainerd, Minnesota on Highway 25, turn right on County Road 3 and travel north to Crosslake, Minn. The campground entrance is to the left, directly across from the intersection with County Roads 3 and 66.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

35507 COUNTY RD 66, PO BOX 36
CROSSLAKE  MN  56442-0036

Phone Number:

Information:  (651)290-5793
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