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Experience Big Fun with the Family at Little Norway Resort

Little Norway Resort is your full-service Minnesota family resort that rests just one mile south of Itasca State Park. Overlooking the north shore of Little Mantrap Lake from a quiet peninsula, it's the perfect getaway for families. Little Mantrap Lake offers excellent fishing opportunities as well as being a beautiful setting to your vacation. Children love the extensive playground and swimming at the lake! And your private cottage offers everything you need for a comfortable stay!

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 20 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Park Rapids
  • Nearby Water Little Mantrap Lake
  • Open Dates May 15 to Sep 28


There's no better place to enjoy the sandy beaches of Little Mantrap Lake than at Little Norway Resort. The onsite beach is a safe, gently sloping, sandy area facing southwest for the warm summer sun. The best part about the beach is that it features a screened-in gazebo with spa (for travelers 14 years of age and older) and a sun deck area just steps from the water's edge.


From fishing for largemouth bass or sunfish to swimming in the lake and visiting nearby Itasca State Park, Little Norway Resort lets you enjoy quality time with your family. Make your family vacation something truly special at this full-service Minnesota resort! Kick back, listen to the loons call, and take in a beautiful sunset with the company of your loved ones.


Little Norway Resort is the perfect spot to plan your outdoor getaway in Park Rapids, Minnesota. Whether you are casting your line for largemouth bass and walleye, or just enjoy the sandy shores and sun deck area along Little Mantrap Lake, you're sure to have a great time. Take a paddle boat out to explore these pristine waters at your own pace, or take a hike in the woods surrounding the resort.


Little Norway Resort is located just steps from Little Mantrap Lake, your ideal Minnesota destination for great family fishing. Teeming with northern pikes, walleyes, largemouth bass, and more, you'll be sure to get that trophy catch in no time! Motorboat and pontoon rentals are available or feel free to bring your own!


Little Norway Resort's cottage accommodations offer the perfect place to enjoy a romantic getaway in Central Minnesota. Spend your days soaking up some sun on the beach, or take a paddle boat out to explore the reaches of the spring-fed Little Mantrap Lake. Prepare a "homemade" meal in your fully equipped kitchen, and enjoy it on your private deck while enjoying the picturesque views of the lake.


The clear blue waves of Little Mantrap Lake are sure to enchant you during your stay at Little Norway Resort. This beautiful spring fed lake is perfect for a variety of outdoor activities. Cast your line for plenty of bass and walleye, or simply enjoy the breeze in your hair as your explore the lake on a boating trip. You can also just enjoy strolling along the shore while the sun sets!

Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets

Little Norway Resort features two unique types of cottages, but all offer beautiful lake views and are just steps removed from the shore. They offer charcoal grills on the deck, small campfire rings, kitchens, cable televisions and much more! Several of the lodging options have been recently updated with modern amenities to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable Minnesota lakes retreat.

  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Game Room/Arcade
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck
  • Full Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Picnic Tables
  • Refrigerator
  • Sundeck
  • Basketball
  • Horseshoes
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Kid's Activities
  • Photography
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Beach
  • Bird Watching
  • Canoeing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Play Ground
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Nearest Airports

  • Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport (BRD) / 69.6 miles
  • Chandler Field (AXN) / 87.4 miles
  • Hector International Airport (FAR) / 79.2 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

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