Pequot Lakes, Minnesota

Pequot Lakes, Minnesota

Pequot Lakes—in the Northern region of the Brainerd Lakes Area—is classic small town U.S.A. Where “Minnesota Nice” is more than a catchy saying, it’s a way of life. Where you feel no pressure to meet deadlines and demands. It’s a place to reconnect with family and friends and step back to a simpler time. Surrounded by pristine lakes, world-class golf, towering pines, and quaint restaurants and shopping, Pequot Lakes is one of the most picturesque cities in Minnesota. And no matter when you visit, you’ll find activities and folklore. Legend has it that Paul Bunyan rested his bobber on the Pequot Lakes water tower and would keep an eye on it while he rested in his oversized chair. And the Paul Bunyan Trail is as long as the tall tales and runs from Brainerd to Bemidji with a stop right in downtown Pequot Lakes. Meander through Breezy Point, Jenkins, and around the Whitefish chain on the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway—a nationally recognized route with 54 miles of paved, wide-shouldered roads. Come for a visit and you’ll fall in love with the spirit of this area.

Bobber Tower Fundraiser Update!

Donation Goal: $77,000
Current Funds Raised: $56,000

We asked and our community delivered – we are within reach of our $77,000 goal to paint the Bobber Tower! Thanks to our awesome community, support from across the state, and a newly renegotiated and lower painting contract, we are getting close to raising the funds needed to restore our beloved Bobber Tower.

In an exciting turn of events, an anonymous individual has come forward with a donation that will match up to $10,000! Thanks to this generous contribution, we need to raise just $11,000 more by August 1st in order to paint the Bobber Tower. Let’s work together to reach the goal and restore our community icon so it can be a symbol of Pequot Lakes for years to come!

Make your donation through our pledge form at link below. Pay with credit card or check to help paint the beloved Bobber Tower. All donations are appreciated!

Aerial photo of the Pequot Lakes Bobber Water Tower 5x7 vertical drop shadow

Bobber Tower Fundraiser Update!

Donation Goal: $77,000
Current Funds Raised: $56,000

We asked and our community delivered – we are within reach of our $77,000 goal to paint the Bobber Tower! Thanks to our awesome community, support from across the state, and a newly renegotiated and lower painting contract, we are getting close to raising the funds needed to restore our beloved Bobber Tower.

In an exciting turn of events, an anonymous individual has come forward with a donation that will match up to $10,000! Thanks to this generous contribution, we need to raise just $11,000 more by August 1st in order to paint the Bobber Tower. Let’s work together to reach the goal and restore our community icon so it can be a symbol of Pequot Lakes for years to come!

Make your donation through our pledge form at link below. Pay with credit card or check to help paint the beloved Bobber Tower. All donations are appreciated!

Aerial photo of the Pequot Lakes Bobber Water Tower 5x7 vertical drop shadow

July 3 & 4, 2024

Celebrate our nation’s independence on July 3rd & 4th in Pequot Lakes! You’ll find fun activities for the whole family: food vendors, bean bag tournament, kid's activities, music, craft fair, parade, fireworks, and more! You won't want to miss Minnesota’s BEST small town Fourth of July celebration.

July 3 & 4, 2024

Celebrate our nation’s independence on July 3rd & 4th in Pequot Lakes! You’ll find fun activities for the whole family: food vendors, bean bag tournament, kid's activities, music, craft fair, parade, fireworks, and more! You won't want to miss Minnesota’s BEST small town Fourth of July celebration.

July 16 & 17, 2024

Celebrate Bean Hole Days in Pequot Lakes July 16-17, 2024! This one-of-a-kind event is rootin' tootin' good fun for the whole family! The huge cast iron kettles of beans are buried on Tuesday, July 16 to cook overnight and will be served on Wednesday, July 17 at noon to more than 3,000 hungry visitors.

July 16 & 17, 2024

Celebrate Bean Hole Days in Pequot Lakes July 16-17, 2024! This one-of-a-kind event is rootin' tootin' good fun for the whole family! The huge cast iron kettles of beans are buried on Tuesday, July 16 to cook overnight and will be served on Wednesday, July 17 at noon to more than 3,000 hungry visitors.

February 10, 2024

Join us On February 10, for our modified Bobber Bocce on Ice event! Due to the upcoming rain, lack of snow, and lower ice measurements, and the concern for player and spectator safety, we have decided to make a few changes for 2024. Slightly different setup, same amount of FUN!

February 10, 2024

On February 10, the temps may be cool, but the competition will be hot! Bobber Bocce on Ice will have you embracing winter like a seasoned Minnesotan. This event is a hybrid of bocce ball and curling played on the ice of Sibley Lake in Pequot Lakes.

Find More to Explore

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Local Shopping

Shop till you drop in Pequot Lakes.

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Places to Stay

A quintessential small town awaits.

Where To Eat

Eat your fill at one of our fabulous restaurants.

Area Events

Find events across the community year-round.

Community Resources