Why Live Here?

Itasca County stands out as an area of growth in northern Minnesota.  Diverse economy, strong education and abundant natural resources make this a phenomenal place to live and work. Why Itasca County is in Minnesota’s Nature? In the Grand Rapids area, nature is everywhere, and that access is at the core of who we are. Lakes in Itasca County remain free to access, giving everyone the opportunity to have their own little slice of lake life.


.Peerless Natural Amenities:


Itasca County Trail Systems:

Itasca County has a variety of different trail systems for a variety of outdoor activities. Whether you're looking for some excercise, a place to try out your new sled, or simply take in all the beauty that our county has to offer; Itasca County has whatever you're looking for!




Rich Artistic and Cultural History:


County Recreation Sites:

  • Crooked Lake
  • Erskine Lake
  • Island/Hay Lake
  • Kelly Lake
  • Sherry Lake
  • Long Lake 
  • Little White Fish Lake
  • Nickel Lake
  • Scooty Lake
  • Sucker Lake
  • Wolf Lake

11 designated dispersed campsites located adjacent to public water access.


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