Charming small-town feel but still offers easy access to everything.

Overview for Crosslake, MN

2,473 people live in Crosslake, where the median age is 59.9 and the average individual income is $55,133. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

59.9 years

Median Age


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Average individual Income

Crosslake, MN Real Estate

Tranquil and beautiful, Crosslake is a stunning lake community that has something for residents of all ages.
Nestled in the heart of Minnesota, Crosslake embodies the best of the lakefront lifestyle. The community is located by the Whitefish chain of lakes, a series of water bodies that are fed by the Pine River and Daggett Brook. With endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, including swimming, boating, and fishing, Crosslake is the perfect spot for those who love the great outdoors.
Crosslake has a charming small-town feel but still offers easy access to everything that residents and tourists might need. Great shops and restaurants bring guests into the heart of the community, and the wide variety of outdoor festivals/parades and events make Crosslake a very exciting, immersive place to be. Crosslake is sprawling, with properties ranging from cabins and lakeside condos to luxury homes. The lake community offers land for sale by popular demand for those who dream of building their own home.

What to Love

  • Stunning clear water
  • 115 miles of impeccably-maintained shoreline
  • Many beautiful walking and hiking trails
  • 14 lakes make up The Whitefish Chain, which is located in and around Crosslake
  • & other surrounding lakes (Pig Lake, O’Brien Lake, Hen Lake, Bertha Lake, Goodrich Lake)

Local Lifestyle

Family-friendly and exciting, Crosslake is a booming lake country town that welcomes tourists as well as established residents. Whether residents are boating during the warm summer months or relaxing with a game of golf on one of the area's many beautiful courses, Crosslake is one of the most immersive and charming destinations for outdoor recreation. Between the excellent schools, medical facilities, amenities and the ever-changing fabulous weather, it's no wonder that Crosslake has become known as such a bustling year-round vacation community.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Enjoy a delicious meal while you relax on the lake at Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant. This local institution offers classic American Bar atmosphere, along with friendly service and stunning lake views. The Wharf is another lakefront bar (located on the channel between Cross and Rush Lakes) & restaurant, while Manhattan Beach Lodge provides guests with the opportunity to stay on a beautiful lakefront property as well as enjoy handcrafted meals. Other local places to stay include Pine Peaks Lodge and Suites as well as Whitefish Lodge and Suites and multiple AirBnbs and VRBOs.
Zorbaz is a hip spot that serves up tasty Mexican food in a trendy setting. For classic Italian cuisine, locals head to Mauccieri's Italian Bistro. This casual spot is perfect for fun meals out on the town with friends and family. Andy's Bar and Grill offers a classic home town bar and restaurant atmosphere, as Pine Peaks Restaurant has a great breakfast as well as lunch specials. Riverside Inn and Super Club is a local staple and has tons of Crosslake history! 14 Lakes Craft Brewing Company is a great local pub to stop and grab a local crafted beer inspired by the Chain of Lakes.

Things to Do 

There's a wide variety of things to do in Crosslake, from exploring the beautiful lakes to enjoying outdoor activities and experiencing the vibrant local culture. A multitude of festivals and events take place in Crosslake year-round! The Crosslake St. Patrick's Day Celebration is one of the area's most anticipated events. Voted the Best Parade in Minnesota, this event invites residents and guests to get out and dance the night away with live music and delicious food. The Crosslake 4th of July Celebration is another beloved annual event, this one featuring fireworks over the lake, live music at local establishments, and vendors. Crosslake Days is an annual celebration of community spirit, an event that features arts and crafts fairs, street food, and a chili cookoff.
WinterFest invites locals to celebrate over three days of special events, with activities and adventures taking place all over Crosslake. The US Army Corps of Engineers helps to facilitate camping and recreation opportunities in and around Crosslake, while Whistling Wolf Mini Golf is a fun miniature golf course that provides the perfect way to enjoy the great outdoors while honing your putting skills. The National Loon Center Foundation brings in a wealth of knowledge, activities, and information about Minnesota’s state bird, bringing in crows from all over the US. Crosslakes deep and rich history can be played out at the Crosslake Historical Society/Crosslake Log Village, located in the heart of Crosslake. Each building contains exhibits to depict the industries and daily life of early Crosslake, Minnesota.


Crosslake is served by the Crosslake Community School District, which has great schools such as:
  • Crosslake Community School, Grades K-12. Acclaimed academics and dedicated staff.
  • Pequot Lakes School, Grades 5-8. A popular school with programs designed to help students succeed.

Eagle View Elementary School, Grades K-4. Dedicated staff and well-crafted programs 

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