Park Rapids Fishing & Activities

Picturesque Big Mantrap Lake’s 1,770 acres of deep, open water are bordered by 35 miles of shoreline, the ideal setting for a fishing adventure. With bays, islands and channels to fish by, an angler could spend years here in search of massive muskies. They can grow to over 50 inches in Big Mantrap Lake, so be sure to bring a net!

Muskies aren’t the sole star of the show. Giant pike, abundant crappie, and both smallmouth and largemouth bass also make Big Mantrap Lake their home, so take your time mastering the nuances of this giant and undeveloped lake.

Experience the Water

Reel in Your Next Trophy at Mantrap Lake!

Full-Service Boat Rentals

We are a full-service boating facility for our guests and provide everything you need to enjoy the water when staying at Mantrap Lodge. We sell premium unleaded gas both straight and mixed, as well as outboard motor oil. We provide personal floatation devices, but encourage you to bring your own for the best fit. Our rentals are available on a first come, first serve basis. Should you wish to bring your own motor to place on one of our boats, we require that it be fewer than 25 HP.

We offer the following rentals:

Deluxe Fishing Boat: $825/week or $165/day (gas extra)
2 – New 16’ Alumacraft Classic 165 CS with 60 or 50 HP Motor – Pedestal seats, live well, bow mount trolling motor, depth finders with GPS/Map

Premium fishing boat: $625/week or $125/day (gas extra)
16’ Mirrocraft Troller with 40 HP motor – Pedestal seats, live well, bow mount trolling motor, depth finder with GPS/Map

Deluxe pontoon: $875/week or $175/day (gas extra)
New 21’ Sun Tracker Fishing Barge 20 DLX with 60 HP motor – Pedestal and bench seating, bimini top, live well – holds up to 10 guests

Fishing pontoon: $825/week or $165/day (gas extra)
New 18’ Suncatcher with 30 HP motor – Pedestal and bench seating, bimini top, live well – holds up to 8 guests

Lund Fishing boat: $425/week or $85/day (gas and oil extra)
14′ Lund deep-V with 9.9 or 15 HP outboard motor
14′ Lund deep-V Boat only: $25/day or $125/week
15 HP Johnson outboard motor Motor only: $60/day or $300/week (gas and oil extra)

Guest boat docking fee: $75/week or $15/day
Electrical outlets available for charging

Warm Campfires



Mantrap Lodge hosts activities during our prime season weeks. Bring the whole family to enjoy a night out on us!

  • Pizza night: Make friends with other guests.
  • Bingo: Everyone wins with a 100% payout — doubly so courtesy of the popcorn served throughout!
  • Waffle breakfast: Tuck into our homemade Belgian waffles served with rolls, coffee, and juice.
  • Wagonride: Join us for a quaint wagonride around the state forest, and top it off with a pleasant evening roasting marshmallows around the campfire.

Games: We have games for all ages in the lodge. The kids love minnow races, and arts and crafts projects.

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