Welcome to Chisago Lakes

Chisago Lakes is a long-established community that keeps its heritage alive. A creative community that inspires and fosters the arts. An active community that embraces outdoor recreation. Small town lifestyle, beautiful lakes, the St. Croix River, and remarkable people make Chisago Lakes a great place to live, work and play.




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Jun 19 - 23 2024
Lindström, MN
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Where is Chisago Lakes?

Located along Highway 8, Chisago Lakes is an easy 40-minute drive north of the Twin Cities metro area. Chisago Lakes is a community made up of many smaller towns and rural countryside. With beautiful forests, picturesque farms, abundant lakes, and bordered by the St. Croix River, you’re sure to feel right at home here.

Head north out of the Twin Cities to Highway 8 West. Chisago Lakes encompasses Chisago City, Lindstrom, Center City, Shafer, Taylors Falls & Almelund. Come experience for yourself the shopping, dining, trails, lakes, parks, and heritage of Chisago Lakes.

Women’s History Month

Month of March

March is Women’s History Month so we explored the history books at the Chisago County Historical Society and found four local women to feature! Over four weeks we used social media to share a little bit about these prominent #ChisagoLakes women.

Stories from Chisago Lakes

To find all things fishing and boating in Chisago Lakes, look no further than Frankie’s Live Bait & Marine. For nearly 60 years, Frankie’s has been the region’s go-to shop for live bait, fishing equipment, boat sales and repair. This family-owned and operated business started as a humble hardware and bait shop and has grown into a leading destination for bait, supplies, and premium boats.
Nestled in the scenic heart of Minnesota, Chisago Lakes is a haven for fishing enthusiasts. With its rich tapestry of lakes and rivers, the region offers a variety of fishing experiences all year round. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a novice, Chisago Lakes promises an unforgettable fishing adventure in every season.
The Eastern Minny League is Minnesota’s oldest active amateur baseball league with a rich history of over 100 years. The league was founded in the early 1920s, even before the launch of the Minnesota Baseball Association, and continues to thrive today. In fact, Minnesota has more Town Ball teams than any other state in the country!

Have Your Wedding in Chisago Lakes

Chisago Lakes invites you to begin your life together among the stunning scenery of the St. Croix River Valley. From your engagement photos to bachelor/ette parties, to the wedding and honeymoon, Chisago Lakes has everything you need to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Chisago Lakes is home to many unique venues, from rustic barns to a historic scout camp, wineries to paddleboats on the St. Croix River. Regardless of the season, the charm of small towns and modern conveniences are available to you for your big day. Invite your guests to stay for the night in a quaint bed and breakfast, hotel, vacation rental, cabin or campground. Chisago Lakes has everything you need for the perfect event, including a wide range of florists, photographers, caterers, and more.

Marriage equality is celebrated in Minnesota, and we invite you to choose the quiet beauty of Chisago Lakes for your big day!


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