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Down to Earth

Osakis booked, any other options

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Down to Earth

Thanks everyone for the advice on Osakis, unfortunately all the campground sites are booked. Any other lakes you can recommend with a good quality bluegill fishery along with LG Bass. Northerns would also be a bonus. I'm coming from Rochester, MN and will be leaving after work on the 3rd, so I'd like to keep the drive time at or below 3 hours, which I was estimating the drive to Osakis. Thanks.

Andy

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Lake Carlos State Park. I've never been, but I checked into it. Looked promising. Any state parks would be a good bet for not being booked yet, 'cause they don't take reservations until 90 days prior to the date of stay. The DNR site has a link to the state park system.

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Lake Carlos State park would be a great option...and you'd have access to the Chain of Lakes...another close park alternative would be Glacial Ridge state park...near Glenwood.

Check the Alexandria chamber website...there are some other campgrounds in the area that may still have space...(Shady Oaks comes to mind off the top of my head...it's on Smith lake, a great panfish/northern lake...halfway between Osakis and Alex..)
This is a great area, and you'd have a great time!

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Skeets

I have stayed at Lake Carlos State Park a few times in their community center. It is a nice place, but tough to get in. You will find that most of the summer weekends are booked. If you find an opening, grab it, it might not be there next time you look.

Miltona is another great Bass/Northern/Panfish/Walleye lake, and there are many resorts around the lake to check out.

Good luck in your search.

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E.Martin

Did you try Linwood Resort on Lake Osakis? They don't advertise their camping, but they have a few nice sites. Their number is 320-859-2175 Good luck

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doubleUcubed

I'd give Glacial Lakes State Park South of Starbuck, MN a try. May be the same one ghotierman is talking about. Nice little lake located in glacial terminal moraine's. Pretty small lake with camping facilties and swimming beach. I use to fish the lake while attending UMM. It use to be a non-motorized lake and probably still is. We use to catch huge Sunnies, L-mouth Bass and Northern's. Good Luck!

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I believe that Glacial Lakes State Park is an electric trolling motor only lake. If you are looking for something a little bit different, I would try Hobo Park Campground located right in Starbuck. They have tent/trailer sites, and it is right on the marina, so you have easy access to Minnewaska.

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