While the woods of the Whitefish Area have much to offer in the way of wild foods, spring mushrooming is a favorite among foragers. The most well-known and sought-after of these mushrooms? The elusive morel. The morel has become somewhat iconic to the Minnesota woods, and often searching for and finding…Read more
The Whitefish Area
The Whitefish Area, just north of Brainerd, is made of more than a dozen of great vacation lakes. The Whitefish Chain of Lakes is a set of 14 interconnected lakes and situated between the communities of Crosslake, Pequot Lakes/Jenkins and Pine River.
Out on the chain, between Upper and Lower Whitefish lakes, are three islands that make up the Rollie Johnson Natural and Recreational Area, often just called the Rollie Johnson Islands. The islands include Big Island, Little Island and Steamboat Island, and each has campsites that are open to the public.…Read more
If you're looking for a day of fun for the whole family, nearby Brainerd has a couple attractions that are perfect for a day trip. The Great Lakes Escape recently opened as the area's first escape room challenge. A group of up to eight people (family or friends) is put…Read more
In addition to the lovely resorts and private homes on the Whitefish Chain, there are several areas of shoreline that are public and managed by the DNR for natural preservation. These areas, called Aquatic Management Areas (or AMAs) are important to local wildlife and provide lake access to the public.…Read more
Check out the tasty s'more menu items available around the Whitefish Chain of Lakes Region.