The cities of Baxter and Brainerd have
numerous city parks that are free and open to the public.
Many of the parks have playground equipment, picnic
tables, shelters and restrooms.
Buster Dog Park
Hitch Wayne Park
Mill Avenue Park
more information on the City Parks
A nine hole disc golf course was developed at Lum Park in
1997. Course maps and playing rules are available at the
park office. There is no cost for use of this course. A
fall tournament takes place in late September for all who
Barclay Avenue, Pine River
Log pavilion, picnic tables
& swimming beach (dam)
Recreational Area, U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers:
Located north on Hwy 371 to Cty Rd 125
(Gull Lake Dam Road) at Gull Lake.
Shaded picnic area,
grills, shelter, fishing pier, playground, & sandy beach.
Boat launch. Small fee required. Beach closes at 10 pm and
no life guard on duty.
Rice Lake 1 mile East of the East Brainerd Mall, Brainerd.
Swimming beach, shelters, playground, fishing dock. Public
launch. No lifeguard on duty. The city reserves the right
to close beach in times of inclement or severe weather.
North Long Lake:
On Highway 371
North 7 miles north of Brainerd
Swimming, boat launch,
picnic area. No life guard.
North of Brainerd on Highway 25 to
County Road 118
Sandy beach, swimming, picnic tables.
Pillager Lake Park:
Pillager on Highway 1
Fishing pier and beach with
Pillsbury State Forest -
Small fee required (218) 828-2565
8 miles west of Brainerd on Highway 210.
horse trails, picnic areas, shelter, boat launch,
swimming.Serpent Lake Swimming Beach
Off of Main
U.S. Army Corp. Of
Engineers - Crosslake:
Located on Cty Rd. 3,
Shaded picnic area, grills, shelter. Canoe
launch, boat launches, swimming areas, playground and
US Army Corps of Engineers – Gull
10867 East Gull Lake Drive, East Gull
Camping, picnic area and pavilion, playground,
fishing piers, swimming beach, boat launch and
interpretive sites.Whipple Beach
Located west on
Highway 210 to Inglewood. Take a right onto Inglewood and
continue North to Clearwater Road. Turn left and continue
West on Clearwater Road until you reach the entrance and
parking area for
Swimming beach, fishing
pier, public landing and boat ramp.
Paul Bunyan State
The Paul Bunyan State Trail is a 110 mile trail that
starts in Baxter and Ends in Bemidji. Access to the
trail is free.
McDonalds-Highway 210, Brainerd
The Brainerd Public Library - 416 South Fifth Street,
Brainerd, MN 56401, 829-5574
Library - 403 Barclay Avenue, P.O. Box 84, Pine River, MN