Crane Lake Has Made The 2018 Top 8 Most-Loved Lake Contest.

Article by Crane Lake William Lager | MPR News

Just about 120 people live on Crane Lake year-round, but it still has love from people who get to spend just part of their time on the lake. Like James Reiling, as he told us via the Public Insight Network, or PIN.


Crane Lake's "Gold Coast," circa 1968. Minnesota Historical Society

"Our family has been vacationing at Crane Lake since the late 70s. This will be our fourth summer retired and spending our spring, summer, and fall at Crane Lake. Crane provides access to many other fantastic lakes with great fishing, water sports, hiking, and sightseeing. Scores of campsites to enjoy in Voyageurs National Park. Over the years we have stayed at most of the resorts and enjoyed excellent dining in all the restaurants. The best thing: The people of Crane Lake are wonderful hosts, whether restaurant, resort or marina owners. They genuinely love serving visitors.

On the Canadian border in the Kabetogama State Forest, Crane serves as an entry point for Voyageurs National Park, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario and Superior National Forest.

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