Our community has rallied behind Lake Country Cares, which is a COVID-19 safety campaign to build trust among our residents, visitors, and local businesses. Businesses are adopting practical measures to help prevent the spread of the virus. You can help, too. Consider bringing a mask (some of our stores require them), be mindful of social distancing, and wash hands regularly.
This campaign is endorsed by all 3 of our local hospitals, the cities of Brainerd and Baxter, Crow Wing county, area businesses, and 5 local Chambers of Commerce.
Open for Business:
Resorts, hotels, and campgrounds
You’ll find availability at many of our lodging properties. You can spend time enjoying the sun and sand as resorts’ beaches are open. Pools and waterparks are open at 50% capacity. Campgrounds and their amenities are ready to welcome guests, too.
Restaurants are open! You’ll need to plan ahead as reservations are required. You can sit inside or outside, but there are capacity limits. Takeout and delivery are still options.
Retail shops—including boutiques and downtown shopping areas—are open at 50% capacity. You’ll be able to find the one-of-a-kind souvenir to remind you of your trip!
Golf was one of the first activities allowed to open. Lucky for us, we’re a top golf destination in the country.
Salons and Spas
If getting pampered is on your vacation bucket list, our salons and spas are open (with limits) and will have you feeling relaxed in no time.
Many of our family attractions are reopening. Paul Bunyan at Paul Bunyan Land is ready to start greeting visitors. You’ll also find mini golf, go carts, Brainerd Zip Line Tour, and Safari North Zoo are open.
Outdoor recreation is open! You can rent boats, bikes, and kayaks to hit the water for fishing or just for fun. Parks and trails are open for hiking, birding, biking. Guided fishing trips and boat charters are open. Boat landings are open. You can find more information on the Minnesota DNR website.
Check Minnesota’s Stay Safe Plan for the most up to date information on the state’s guidelines, including capacity limits.
And remember…Paul Bunyan loves visitors! Stop in the Explore Brainerd Lakes Welcome Center to meet, say ‘hi’, take a pic with Paul and learn the lore!