The City of Crosslake exeplifies Minnesota's "up-north" environment and lakeside flavor. From log furniture in the hotels to unique art stores and fabulous lakeside dining, Crosslake boasts a vibrant and growing business community eager great visitors and residents alike.
Comunity celebrations such as Winterfest, the St. Patrick's Day Parade, and Celebrate Crosslake Days drawn in thousands of visitors annually. Watching 4th of July fireworks from a boat on Cross Lake is also something not to be missed. The summer outdoor music series at Crosslake Town Square are a great way to end a day at the lake, too.
The city covers 37 square miles, with over one-third of this area covered by water and over 121 miles of shoreline. Crosslake is home to just over 2,000 permanent residents, but 60% of the community's housing units are only used seasonally.
History of Crosslake
The Pine River Dam in Crosslake — which controls the level of the entire Chain, at the US Army Corps of Engineer's Cross Lake Recreational Area, is at the heart of the city of Crosslake's history. In this federal campground is the site of the
first settlements for the area, followed by Indian trading, logging and a region of resorts. (Listen to a podcast about this spot.) Learn more about Crosslake's history at the Historical Log Village, across the street from the Corp Campground. Each building at this museum-like site offers a "stop-and-listen" system in which you push a button to listen to a recording about the specific site.A book of Crosslake History is also available — A Taste of History.
Great clubhouse dining at the Crosswoods Golf Course. Burgers, fries, chicken tenders, fish sandwiches, onion rings, club sandwiches, appetizers & more. Beer available.
Enjoy beautiful lakeview sunsets of Trout Lake. Lakeside bar. Fine dining with classic cuisine of steak and seafood. Catering available. Great spot for weddings.
Serving the family's home made Italian gravy, sausage, made-to-order pizzas, and sandwiches. Deli features salads, soups, pastas, meats, and cheeses. Dining room, bar, or outdoor seating.
An artisan venue, offering amazing retail art, trunk shows, art classes and more.
Pizza, fish, sandwiches, burgers, steak. Themed meals (ie: Mexican night is Mon). Bar bingo, card games.
Family dining overlooking the Pine River. River tubing launch spot in the summer. Off-sale.
Family restaurant serving breakfast all day. Lunch and dinner specials daily. Seafood special Friday. Barbeque pork ribs Sat.
Featuring home decor and gifts for everyone, 36 flavors of Kemp's ice cream, espresso, and fudge.
Fresh sandwiches made to order featuring a variety of breads, meats, and cheeses. Catering available. Located in Moonlite Square.
Retail store with an eclectic mix of old and new. You will find antiques, collectibles, and vintage items. All new retail is strictly American Made.
Water and snow recreational products. Half, full and multi-day pontoon rentals. Also houses full-service shop, retail store and boat sales. Yamaha snowmobile sales, service and rental.
Rents pontoons, houseboats, fishing boats, canoes, outboard motors and personal watercraft. Full-service bait shop.
Art prints, canvas giclees, original works, and posters, as well as tasteful home decor and accents.
Liquor store with over 100 scotch and vodkas. Microbrew beers. Restaurant with great burgers. Walk-in humidor, Cohiba, Monticristo cigars and imported cigarettes.
Breathtaking view of Cross Lake. Lunch, dinner, and cocktails. Casual atmosphere. Live band or DJ on Fri and Sat nights, dance floor, and games. Come by car, boat or snowmobile!
Dept. 56 Villages, Snowbabies, WebKinz, Byer's Choice Carolers, Boyd's Bears, Harmony Kingdom, yarn,, and much more. Free gift-wrapping.
The Crossfire offers the community healthy smoothies in an energetic atmosphere. They offer MANY Health and Wellness services along with lots of fun events!
Crosslake MN’s location to rent Seadoo Jet Skis and Yamaha Wave Runners: one, two and three person machines for the day, days, week or longer.
Rental of pontoon boat and jet skis. We deliver and launch for you! All rentals include appropriate personal flotation devices.
Featuring award winning, traditional, and gourmet pizzas in a family setting. Dough & sauces made daily. Dine in or carry out.
Gently used clothes and household goods. Donations are accepted during regular business hours. All donations are tax-deductable.
Formerly the Bait Box Marina. Rents pontoons, houseboats, fishing boats, canoes, outboard motors and personal watercraft. Full-service bait shop.
Sales and rental of kayaks, bikes and paddleboards. Wind, Water & Wheels provides shuttle service to area lakes and rivers for your kayaks or ours.
Great food including "falling off the bone" BBQ ribs. Overlooks Pig Pine Lake.