Minnesota Resort for Sale on West Crooked Lake near Park Rapids, MN

West Crooked Lake Resort is a MN resort for sale in Park Rapids/Nevis. Located in the Paul Bunyan State Forest, this 24.1 acre property is surrounded by towering pines and plenty of solitude. This classic family fishing resort has five well maintained cabins and 13 seasonal RV sites in the campground. Cabins range in size from one to four bedrooms. Each cabin has an unobstructed view of the lake. Spaced for privacy along 900+ feet of lakeshore, guests enjoy swimming, fishing and relaxing. A sandy swimming beach with a water trampoline, paddle boats, and a playground area complement the resort. With only two other resorts and/or campgrounds on the lake and plenty of wild shoreline, the lake is quiet and serene.

Fishing on the Mantrap Chain of Lakes

West and Middle Crooked Lakes are part of the famous Mantrap chain of lakes – the very heart of Northern Minnesota’s finest fishing country. The water is clean, clear and deep. Fish to catch in West Crooked Lake include northern, walleye, bass, crappie and panfish. Children fish right off the dock at the resort. Adults venture out to the many inlets on this quiet lake. It is common to enjoy the lake’s tranquil beauty with not another boat in sight.

The Resort and Growth Opportunities

The two bedroom owner’s home is comfortable with nice updates, a large deck and a beautiful view of the lake. Other buildings include a small storage shed, two housekeeping/laundry sheds and an older garage. Existing business is very strong with many bookings coming through Airbnb.

Open May to mid-November, this seasonal resort’s primary income streams are the cabin rental, RV site rental and pontoon and fishing boat rental. New owners could add winter business as four out of five cabins can be rented year around. There is an additional owner’s home on site that needs improvements in order to be used again. It’s an opportunity to either build or repair and have a lake home on a beautiful setting!

Excellent Location In North Central Minnesota Lakes Region

This resort is in the Heartland Lakes Area which includes the communities of Park Rapids and Nevis. Home to many owner operated resorts, the area values and supports the tourism industry. Area attractions include Itasca State Park, the Heartland Trail for biking, more than 400 crystal clear fishing lakes, rivers and streams, state forests, ATV and snowmobile trails, and several golf courses. Many fall guests appreciate the resort’s convenient location to the popular Round River Drive Trail for ATV riding. This trail showcases the diverse terrain of the Paul Bunyan State Forest.

Situated on the northeast side of the lake, West Crooked Lake Resort provides those sought after sunset views! It can be fully operated very simply if desired, eliminating the need for very many employees. This resort has good income, but will likely require either a larger downpayment or outside income for bank financing. Contact us today for additional information. A MN resort for sale in Park Rapids/Nevis doesn’t come around very often.


  • Address 23495 Ivory Drive
  • City Nevis, Park Rapids
  • State/county Minnesota, MN
  • Zip/Postal Code 56467

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Updated on February 21, 2022 at 12:31 pm
  • Price: $1,650,000
  • Property Status: For Sale, Minnesota Campground for sale, Minnesota Resort for sale, MN Resort and RV Park for sale

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