Big Mantrap Lake (29015100) is located in central Hubbard County, Minnesota, nearby the towns Emmaville and Park Rapids, and the Itasca State Park. Big Mantrap lake contains many small islands, a maximum depth of 68 feet, 1,556 acres in area, and over 22 miles of shoreline.
A wide variety of fishing is available at Big Mantrap lake, including: black bullhead, black crappie, bluegill, brown bullhead, golden shiner, largemouth bass, muskellunge, northern pike, pumpkinseed, rock bass, tullibee, white sucker, yellow bullhead, yellow perch.
AREA FISHING REPORT - GRAND FORKS HERALD
Northern pike are hitting sucker minnows in 12 to 14 feet of water on Big Mantrap Lake, Fish Hook Lake and the Crow Wing Chain. Bluegills continue to be caught in 14 feet on Toad Lake, Lake Belle Taine, Fish Hook and the Crow Wing Chain. [ this story ] [ all the news ]
||Temperature||68° F||Sunrise||6:00 pm|
|Feels Like||68° F||Sunset||6:00 pm|
|Barometer||29.39||SW Wind||23 mph|
|Dewpoint||39° F||Gusts||32 mph|
|Reported at Park Rapids Municipal Airport, MN Apr 1 2015, 3:53 pm CDT|
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Big Mantrap Lake attracts its visitors because of it's clear, deep water, and it is known for the good fishing. Big Mantrap Lake is a beautiful site, bordered with lush trees, campsites, and trails. The lake contains numerous bays, coves, islands, and channels. The lake attracts many visitors who like to bike, camp, canoe, fish, golf, hike, and swim.
The shores of Big Mantrap Lake include two camp sites and 36 drive-in sites located in Paul Bunyan State Forest. The campgrounds are adjacent to the public landings and offer picnic sites, nature trails, and water access to go fishing and swimming. The campsite is open to the general public and is handicap accessible.
Available at the camp sites are picnic tables, a fire ring, vault toilets, garbage cans, and a well for drinking water. Pets are allowed in campsite and there is even a playground for the kids. The camp sites are cleared areas surrounded by trees, and have a primitive feel to keep the great outdoors experience genuine. One of the great advantages in choosing to camp on Big Mantrap Lake is the opportunity to watch the gorgeous sunset and spend time outdoors with friends and family.
Along with the camp sites, there are also many nearby attractions conveniently located in Big Mantrap area. The Paul Bunyan State Trail is within 5 miles of the lake, and there is a Ranch that offers horseback rides on the forest's trails. About half an hour away, is Itasca State Park with beautiful scenery, trails, and the headwaters of the Mississippi River.
The area around Big Mantrap Lake is scattered with golf courses and local offerings such as: restaurants, shopping malls, and movie theaters. For those who love to bike long distances, the Heartland Trail is a 27-mile bike trail from Park Rapids to Walker.
Only 15 miles off the shores of Big Mantrap Lake is the town of Dorset, also known as the restaurant capital of the world. Dorset is a must-see for all tourists planning on visiting Big Mantrap Lake. Just walking down the main street there is all kinds of food, entertainment, games, a playground, and shopping.
After a long day of activity, whether it is scoping out the various nearby attractions, or enjoying the activities on the lake, guests can unwind at one of the many resorts and lodges available on Big Mantrap Lake.
One popular resort is the Freemont's Point Resort, located on one of the peninsulas of Big Mantrap Lake for a nice nature vibe. One of the common activities at the Freemont's Point Resort is watching the nesting Bald Eagles on a nearby island and Loons in every bay. Another big activity is the wilderness fishing! Since Big Mantrap Lake has miles of undeveloped shoreline, it is great for fishing Minnesota's trophy fish, the Muskie and Northern Pike.
Freemont's Point includes free use of 14' Aluminum fishing boat, paddle boat, and canoe and a dock space when renting a cabin, making fishing a great opportunity at this resort! Also available at Freemont's Point is great food, game hall, wireless Internet access, piano, a massive stone fireplace, books, and summer festivals. Pets are welcome at Fremont's Point as long as they are supervised and behaved.
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