Bay Lake / Public Access Location (Pontoon is docked at Bay Lake Marine)

Route #1. (21.3 miles, about 35 minutes from Caribou Coffee (EAST Brainerd Mall) go east of Brainerd on Hwy 18, and then turn north (left) on Hwy 6 to Tame Fish Road (Co Rd 14).

Route #2. (23.3 miles, about 30 minutes from Caribou Coffee, (EAST Brainerd Mall) Go east of Brainerd on Hwy 210, Turn right on Deerwood shortcut (Co Rd 12) to and barely thru Deerwood, and then turn south on Hwy 6 to Tame Fish Road (Co Rd 14).

(For both routes) Turn east (right) on Tame Fish Road. You will immediately see Rutgers Bay Lake Lodge on your right. Proceeding east, drive about a mile past Rutgers on Tame Fish Road, and then turn right (south) on Battle Point Road.

Bay Lake Marine (218/678-2096) will be on your left. VOLUNTEERS will pick up pontoon here and boat over to the Public Landing

GUESTS and CARE FACILITY STAFF: Drive slightly past Bay Lake Marine on Battle Point Road, making a left turn where the brown sign indicates the public lake access. If all guests are comfortably able to walk down to the lake, park in one of the available parking spaces.

We suggest that guests use the restroom prior to their trip. If the slope is of concern, initially park near the restroom, and suggest than anyone who needs to use the restroom do so prior to their trip. Then drive down to the launch, proceeding down the left loop of the trailer turnaround to reach the dock. Once all guests are unloaded at the base of the dock, move your vehicle up to one of the parking spots.

Gull Lake / Cragun’s Resort Marina / Access Location

 From the North:

On Hwy 317 , proceed south past Nisswa approximately 10 miles to the second intersection with CR 77.  Turn right, continue 6 miles to Cragun’s Resort entrance.  Drive through the resort, past the main lodge.  Road veers to the right & down a hill to the marina and loading area.

From the South:

From the intersection of Hwy 371 and 210, proceed north on 371 to CR 77. Turn left onto CR 77, proceed 6 miles to Cragun’s Resort entrance.   Drive through the resort, past the main lodge.  Road veers to the right & down a hill to the marina and loading area.

We suggest that guests use the restroom prior to their trip.  There is access to a restroom on at the resort.  Please ask for assistance if necessary

Pelican Lake / Jones Bay Public Access Location (Pontoon is docked at V. Shaw residence)

 From the East Brainerd:

Drive north on Mill Avenue / CR 3 (about 7.2 miles through Merrifield).

Follow CR 4 to public access on south end of Pelican Lake

From the West Brainerd:

Drive north on Hwy 371 about 12.8 miles.  Turn right on CR 18 and drive about 5.8 miles.  Turn left onto CR 4 and public access on south end of Pelican Lake.

We suggest that guests use the restroom prior to their trip. There is a public restroom at the access site. 

Rice Lake / Lum Park Access Location (Pontoon is docked at R. Wig residence)

 From the East Brainerd Mall:

Drive east on 210 – Entrance to Lum Park is just past the gas station on the left / north side of the highway.

We suggest that guests use the restroom prior to their trip. There is a public restroom at the access site.