Otter Tail County, MN (5/6)

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Otter Tail Lake

With 21 square miles of lake, Otter Tail is the largest in the county, which should provide you some space from others enjoying what the lake offers. It is a great place to fish for walleye and northern pike specifically. There are also several beaches, which will allow you to hit the shoreline and enjoy some food and drinks.

Shooting Star Casino

For those up for spending a little money and enjoying some nightlife, Shooting Star is the place. The closest casino in proximity to Fargo-Moorhead is only 70 miles Northeast in Mahnomen. Outside of the gambling, Shooting Star consistently brings high-end musical acts to its stage. Those two put together make for a night out unlike any other in Otter Tail County.

Maplewood State Park

If you are looking for a perfect place to enjoy the lakes of Otter Tail County, as well as adventure through Minnesota’s forests, Maplewood is your spot. The park is surrounded by eight lakes, as well as many other ponds, which should provide you with open water. Back on land, there are 9,500 acres of forest for you to hike and explore.

Written by Nolan P. Schmidt

Nolan is the Editor of Fargo Monthly. Schmidt is also the Editor of Spotlight Media's Bison Illustrated and Future Farmer publications. He is originally from Bismarck, N.D. and is a proud graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead.

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