Firewood Alert!: Only firewood certified, or approved by a state or federal natural resource agency is permitted. Certified firewood is available for purchase in the campground. Any unauthorized firewood in the campground may be removed and destroyed by Corps of Engineers staff.

GULL LAKE RECREATION AREA, MN

Gull Lake Recreation area offers something for everyone with boating, hiking, fishing and swimming in Minnesota's famous Gull Lake, the largest of the 10 lakes on the Gull chain. Visitors will have the opportunity to see and hear an abundance of wildlife like bald eagles, deer...
Status: Closed through Wed Apr 30 2014   Season Dates

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  • Firewood restrictions are in effect to prevent the spread of forest insects and disease; Click here for more information.
  • Drinking water and vault toilets are available April 15 - Oct. 31
  • Shower building is open May 1 - Sept. 30
  • No sewer or water sites at this campground
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GULL LAKE STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 55 Back-In
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
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Overview

Overview

Gull Lake Recreation area offers something for everyone with boating, hiking, fishing and swimming in Minnesota's famous Gull Lake, the largest of the 10 lakes on the Gull chain. Visitors will have the opportunity to see and hear an abundance of wildlife like bald eagles, deer, otters, a variety of songbirds and the legendary call of the loon.

Gull Lake is sure to peak the interest of archeology buffs as it is home to several Native American burial mounds dating back as early as 800 B.C. These mounds are believed to have originated from the Woodland American Indians and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Natural Features:

The campground sits on the Gull River at the outlet of Gull Lake. The area was formed by a receding glacier that moved southward from Canada and carved the landscape. Gull Lake is one of the six headwaters projects of the Mississippi River watershed.

Recreation:

Anglers will delight in the large population of fish including stocked walleye, northern pike, bass and a variety of panfish. Boaters can access crystal clear waters throughout the chain of lakes and enjoy the peaceful sunsets overlooking the woods.

Facilities:

The campground is known for its well-spaced wooded sites, each with 50 or 30 amp electric hookups service, picnic tables and campfire rings. A boat ramp, beach and playground are also perks of the park.

Nearby Attractions:

Gull Lake is located minutes from 520 holes of golf, the 100-mile Paul Bunyan Trail, amusement parks, and numerous shopping opportunities in Brainerd, Baxter, and Nisswa.

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GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC

Sat Apr 26 2014 - Fri Apr 24 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Sat Apr 26 2014 - Fri Oct 24 2014

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 01 2014 Tue Sep 30 2014
Walk In Wed Oct 01 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Swimming
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Firewood
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Parking Area
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Visitor Center
  • Water
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 01 2014 -
Sep 30 2014
STANDARD ELECTRIC $0.00-$26.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $40.00
Walk In Season
Oct 01 2014 -
Oct 31 2014
STANDARD ELECTRIC $0.00-$13.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $40.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
46.41083, -94.35139
46°24'39"N, 94°21'5"W

From the intersection MN 210 and MN 371 in Baxter, drive north 5.8 miles. Turn left on CR 125 (Gull Lake Dam Road). Follow the signs for approximately 3 miles.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

GULL LAKE RECREATION AREA
10867 E GULL LAKE DR
BRAINERD MN 56401

Phone Number:

Information: (218)829-3334