Why Choose Gull Lake for Your Next Minnesota Vacation
Spanning around 10,000 acres, Gull Lake is one of the state’s largest lakes. To ensure an unforgettable Minnesota vacation, head over to the beautiful Gull Lake. There is no shortage of things to do or experience, like:
Enjoyable Fishing Activities
Minnesota’s Gull Lake has landed in the country’s top 80 fishing lakes. If you love to bond with your family or friends over fishing, then the lake is perfect for you. You can find several species of fish, from walleye, sunfish, bluegill, panfish, and largemouth bass, to Gull Lake’s largest fish, the northern pike.
Given its 10,000 acres (about half the area of Manhattan) of open water, Gull Lake has several areas to cast your line. While its average depth is around 30 feet, its deepest point reaches 80 feet. About one-third of the lake is at least 15 feet. Even if you’re not a fishing pro, you can still enjoy catching huge fish with your family or friends.
If you’re a beach lover, Gull Lake can also be the place for you. You can lie on the clean sandy beach, take a walk by the water alone or with your friends, play on the shore, or sit and watch the beautiful sunsets. The tranquility that Gull Lake beaches offer will let you reconnect with yourself and nature. With these beaches just a few steps away from our Gull Lake Minnesota vacation rentals, you’re sure to maximize the beauty of the place.
Various Golf Courses
If you want a perfect combination of lake and golf vacation, Gull Lake is the right choice for you. At Gull Lake, you can find some of the state’s best golf courses. You have several courses to choose from, including Madden’s Resort, Ruttger’s Resort, Cragun’s Resort, and Grand View Lodge.
Madden’s Social Nine is suitable for any family outing or preparation for bigger challenges. If you want your kids to start golf early, Pirate’s Cove offers the right mix of entertainment and learning for them. They have a mini-golf course with a pirate-themed park.
Hiking and Biking Opportunities
Gull Lake belongs to one of the best outdoor recreation areas in Minnesota. Filled with several acres of natural woodland, Gull Lake has plenty of walking and biking trails. One of them is the popular Paul Bunyan State Trail. It delivers nearly 120 miles of exciting adventures — walking, cycling, and rollerblading. Taking a day trip to Paul Bunyan Trail also means passing by forests, state parks, and lakes.
Other must-visit spots include Crow Wing State Park, Chippewa Lookout, Crow Wing Confluence Trail, and Mille Lacs Kathio State Park. You’ll enjoy magnificent river views, various wildflowers, and more spectacular nature views.
Satisfying Food with a View
Gull Lake in Minnesota is sure to satisfy the foodie in you. There are various restaurants in downtown Nisswa. If you want even more exciting food choices, you can go further to the busy town of Brainerd. If you like to have the best view of Gull Lake while enjoying hearty meals and various drinks, don’t miss Ernie’s on Gull.
Unparalleled Cruise Experience
If you want to maximize the amazing views of Gull Lake, add a cruise on North Star to your list. With its two levels, you can enjoy a unique perspective of the wonderful Gull Lake. The cruise is ideal for a romantic date night, but you can also have a lot of fun with your friends, especially with the music cruises that feature impressive bands. If you’re bringing the whole family with you, you can take advantage of the lunch cruise.