Welcome to Itasca Lakes Country

Make yourself a lifelong memory!

The call of the loon, the majesty of soaring eagles and the serenity of the aromatic towering pines beckon you to the pristine, crystal clear waters of our lakes, rivers and streams.

Itasca State Park, Mississippi HeadwatersYoung and old alike forget worldly cares, and – like the early explorers – navigate the stepping stones of the mighty Mississippi at its Headwaters in Itasca State Park. The spacious blue skies, crisp clean air and the variety and abundance of birds and wildlife create an allure that returns visitors time and again to make new memories. The Itasca Area Lakes Country provides opportunities to slow the pace and return to the simple joys and beauty that herein abound.

Whether your goal is a fun-filled family vacation, a reunion, a romantic weekend get-away or a club outing, we have resorts, campgrounds, businesses and attractions dedicated to making your experience a lasting memory. Whatever your reason, no matter the season, be it winter, spring, summer or fall, there is a memorable story waiting for all to discover.

Visit us soon. Return often.

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