Cross Lake Recreation Area

In Central Minnesota's popular lakes area, the Cross Lake 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.

Cross Lake 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 121 campsites including 91 with electric hookups. Additional amenities include two accessible hot shower facilities, two boat ramps, several playground areas, boat beaching, 2 picnic shelters, dump stations and accessible fishing docks.

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Latitude: 46.672688 Longitude: -94.110881 Elevation: 1246 ft
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Hours Open

Daily: 6 am - 10 pm

Seasons Open

May 1 - September 30

Visitor Fees

$26 per night for electric camp sites, $20 per night for non-electric camping and boat ramps cost $5 for non campers

Accessibility Notes

Our Park is ADA compliant and accessible by all visitors.

Pet Friendly Notes

Service animals welcome. Cats and dogs are allowed in the park on a 6-foot leash and the owner picks up after the pet.

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