Brainerd Lakes Area Public Beaches
- Lum Park
On Rice Lake one mile east of the East Brainerd Mall in Brainerd. Swimming beach, shelters, playground, fishing dock, public launch.
- North Long Lake
On Highway 371 North, seven miles north of Brainerd. Swimming beach, boat launch, picnic area.
- Whipple Beach
Located west on Highway 210 to Inglewood Drive, Baxter. Swimming beach, fishing pier, playground, picnic area, vending, expansive sandy beach, flush toilets, boat launch.
- Pelican Lake Beach
North of Brainerd on Crow Wing County Road 118. Sandy beach, swimming area, picnic tables.
- Serpent Lake
Off Main Street, Crosby. Camping, swimming beach, playground, picnic pavilion, grills, band shelter, softball field, boat launch, basketball court, volleyball court.
- Yawkey Park
North of Crosby on Highway 6, Crosby. Primitive park with swimming in Yawkey Pit.
- Big Trout Lake
Located on Route 66, north of Crosslake. Boat launch, swimming area.
- Cross Lake Recreation Area – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Located on Crow Wing County Road 3, Crosslake. Swimming area, shaded picnic area, grills, shelter, fishing pier, playground, sandy beach, boat launch, canoe launch. Small fee required.
East Gull Lake
- Gull Lake Recreation Area – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Located north on Highway 371 to Gull Lake Dam Road, also known as Crow Wing County Road 125, to Gull Lake. Swimming area, shaded picnic area, grills, shelter, fishing pier, playground, sandy beach, boat launch. Small fee required.
- Nisswa Lake Park
- Pillager Lake Park
North of Pillager on Highway 1. Fishing pier, beach, picnic area.
- Pillsbury State Forest
Found eight miles west of Brained on Highway 210. Hiking and horse trails, picnic areas, shelter, boat launch, swimming.
- Kater Park
Off Barclay Avenue at the Pine River Dam. Log pavilion, picnic tables, swimming beach.
You’re never too far from a public swimming hole in the Brainerd Lakes Area:
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