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The 2nd Annual 10,000 Lakes Festival is scheduled for July 2nd, 3rd and 4th at the scenic 600-acre Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. Early-entry camping and a Festival Pre-Party featuring Particle begins on July 1st.
It's All Here, All Year!
Motels, Bed & Breakfasts, Resorts or Camping, Detroit Lakes has a place for you. Of course, wherever you stay,
you will be close to water whether it is a pool or lake.
If you come alone for a meeting, or bring the whole family, Detroit Lakes will make your stay a delight.
The area's 412 lakes are home to Walleye, Muskie, Northern Pike,
Bass, Crappie, Rainbow Trout and an assortment of Pan fish
Detroit Lakes City Beach - This mile long sandy beach, can meet the expectations of any Sun worshiper. The beach has two boat launches, and a fishing and observation pier.
We Fest Country and Western Outdoors Festival - 4 Days of Great Music, camping, and a perfect place 2havefun
Marina & City Pavilion - Boat, pontoon and paddle boat rentals are available. Large docking system with boat slips located directly on the City Beach
Restaurants & Lounges - As you travel along the lake , you will find a diverse selection of places to dine or just sit down for a cold beer or cocktail
Fishing - The guided fishing services of the Detroit Lakes area will make your fishing experience memorable
Golf Courses - Tour the 9 championship course, which consist of more than 126 holes throughout the Detroit Lakes Area.
Casinos - Located 30 minutes north of Detroit Lakes, the Shooting Star Casino has nightly entertainment, 900 slot machines, 24 blackjack tables and video keno
City Beach Rentals - Rollerblades, Mountain Bikes, Jet skis, and other water vehicle rentals are available all around the beach area
village of Detroit, the county seat of Becker County, was incorporated
in February, 1881. It comprised the entire township of Detroit--6 miles
square. Population: 7, 295 City Parks: The city has 117 acres of City parks
Beach: The City has two swimming beaches with lifeguards and a mile long
beach pictured above. This is a great swimming beach! Hundreds of swimmers
will pack this beach on a nice Hot Summer day! There are many shops and
campgrounds across from the beach as well as places to Have Fun!
Scuba Diving - The area's 412 lakes provide some of the best inland diving in the country. Guide services can make your underwater exploration even more memorable
Amusement Parks - Located on Highway59, the area offers amusements parks for a fun day of activities
Detroit Lakes Area Wildlife Refuges
The Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge - located 18 minutes northeast of Detroit Lakes, is a wildlife haven not to be missed. The forests and waters of Tamarac is home to over 250 species of birds, including Bald Eagles, trumpeter swans and ruffed grouse.
White Tailed Deer, porcupine, beaver and occasional black bear, moose or timber wolf. Start your visit at the interpertive center which is open weekdays year round including weekends during the summer months.
Other activities available include Hiking, auto touring, birding, fishing, hunting, wildlife observation and photography.
Hamden Slough - New refuge restoring prairie wetlands and grasses, offers spectacular views of spring and fall migrating birds. View dramatic displays by eagles going after waterfowl.
Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District - provides more than 40,000 acres of wetlands and prairie habitatfor birds, wildlife and plants.
The prairie Marsh Trail is being developed at the district's headquarters just north of Detroit Lakes on Tower Rd.
Detroit Lakes is a true winter wonderland with miles of cross country skiing trails and snowmobiling, and lets not forget Ice fishing on the area Lakes. Call the Snow Conditions Hotline - 1-800-433-1888
Detroit Lakes Area Activities
In February, Detroit Lakes kicks the winter blues with the annual Polar Fest! This continues to be an exciting, fun filled, family event including sleigh rides, kids fishing derby, chili cook-off and the popular Polar Plunge
The Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds is an annual migration celebration in NW Minnesota!. Enjoy guided field trips, speakers and workshops during the festival. Held Mid May annually
Street Faire at the Lakes An arts & crafts experience, held the beginning of June. Stroll downtown Detroit Lakes enjoying a variety of selected artisans. Take in non stop entertainment while shopping. Plus, sample a great selection of food to satisfy your taste buds. Its a perfect way to kick off the summer
The Detroit Lakes Annual Fourth of July Fireworks at dusk is a trilling disply of fireworks over Little Detroit Lakes
The Annual Northwest Water Carnival is a 10 day summer extravaganza of contests and family activities, highlighted by the largest parade in the Northwest, held right after the 4th of July
Hundreds of runners turn out for the Dick Beardsley 1/2 Marathon, 5K and race walk The Certified course runs through downtown and winds around scenic Detroit Lake. Beginning of September
Detroit Lakes Area Business Websites
Hydro-Bikes EXPLORER® - The Hydro-Bikes EXPLORER® is the ultimate in human powered water craft. With little effort you can maintain a cruising speed of 4-6 miles per hour, and you can accelerate up to 10 mph!
Detroit Lakes Accommodations
Lakecrest is a full service family resort with 17 units on 360 acre spring fed Long Lake. We offer many amenities for all age groups and a chance to create family memories that will last a lifetime or rekindle your own childhood memories.
The American Legion campground is located right across from the Mile Long beach. The campground is open to the public, family friendly with lots of fun activites to keep you busy.!
Hiking and Bike Trails Minnesota
- Minnesota trails guide, let us show you a vast amount of trails located in minnesota, suitable for biking, hiking, horseback riding, snowmobiling and x-country sking.
Minnesota Twins Tickets
- ShowMe Tickets sells tickets for all Twins games. We specialize in providing you with premium and other Twins tickets that are in high demand. We can help you gain access to tickets for all major events.