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Aitkin Minnesota Community Guide


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Aitkin can be described as a full service community. We provide excellent educational and medical facilities, as well as financial, legal and professional services. Aitkin is in the heart of beautiful lakes and woods, yet only two hours from Downtown, Minneapolis. Here you can enjoy the small town atmosphere, solid work force, and low crime rate offered by a northern Minnesota community.

Population:
Aitkin (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 1,553 1,770 1,698 1,984 2,165 +181 +8.36
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.70 1.14 1.21 1.72 2.20 +0.48 +27.91
Density (persons per sq. mile) 2,218.6 1,552.6 1,403.3 1,150.3     984.1 -166.2 -14.44
Housing Units 678 859 897 969 1,097 +128 +11.67
Households -- 793 769 892 936 +44 +4.70
Persons Per Household -- 2.23 2.21 2.22 2.31 +0.09 +3.90

Geography:
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.20 square miles (5.70 km˛), all of it is land. US Highway 169 and State Highways 47 and 210 are major highways serving the city. The elevation is 1211 feet (369 m).

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Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,165 people, 936 households, and 483 families residing in the city. The population density was 984.1 inhabitants per square mile (380.0/km2). There were 1,097 housing units at an average density of 498.6 per square mile (192.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.5% White, 0.8% African American, 1.5% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 936 households of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.8% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 48.4% were non-families. 43.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.88.

The median age in the city was 44.3 years. 22.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.4% were from 25 to 44; 22% were from 45 to 64; and 27.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.3% male and 54.7% female.

As of the census of 2000, there are 1,984 people, 892 households, and 434 families residing in the city. The population density is 445.4/km˛ (1,150.3/mi˛). There are 969 housing units at an average density of 217.5/km˛ (561.8/mi˛). The racial makeup of the city is 97.33% White, 0.15% African American, 1.31% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 892 households out of which 22.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.5% are married couples living together, 9.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 51.3% are non-families. 46.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 30.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.03 and the average family size is 2.90.

In the city the population is spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 32.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 45 years. For every 100 females there are 76.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 69.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $24,574, and the median income for a family is $38,071. Males have a median income of $30,577 versus $21,641 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,471. 14.2% of the population and 13.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 11.0% of those under the age of 18 and 20.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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History:  

Aitkin Township bears the same name as the county. Its village, also bearing this name, was founded on September 13, 1870, as a station of the Northern Pacific Railroad, which in that year was built through the county, when Nathaniel Tibbetts, then with a surveying party, selected a claim of 160 acres in sections 23 to 26 to which he brought his family in 1871. The next year, in the county organization, it was made the county seat; it was incorporated on August 19, 1889, and re-incorporated on March 16, 1915. Its post office was established in 1872, with Tibbetts as first postmaster; see also LANKIAGUN.

In the village of Aitkin and westward, a beach ridge of gravel and sand, having a height of three to five feet, marks the south shore of a glacial lake, which existed during a geologically very short time in the broad and shallow depression of this part of the Mississippi Valley. It was first described and mapped by the present writer in Volume IV of the Final Report of the Geological Survey of Minnesota, published in 1899, being then known to extend from the edge of Crow Wing County eastward and northward in Aitkin, Spencer, and Morrison Townships.

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4th Street in Aitkin Minnesota, 1890's
Aitkin 4th Street, 1890's
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Government:
Aitkin City Hall
109 1st Avenue NW
Aitkin, Minnesota 56431
Phone: (218) 927-2527
Fax: (218) 927-1834
Web: www.ci.aitkin.mn.us

Council Meetings are generally held on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month, starting at 6:00 pm at the Aitkin Public Library Community Room located at 110 1st Ave NE, Aitkin . Citizens are encouraged to attend.

Aitkin City Hall, Aitkin Minnesota
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Mayor 12/31/2020 Gary L. Tibbitts
316 4th Street NW
Aitkin, Minnesota 56431
(218) 927-6263
City Administrator appointed Kathleen Ryan
109 1st Avenue NW
Aitkin, Minnesota 56431
(218) 927-2527
Council Member 12/31/2018 Amanda MacDonald
304 4th Street NW
Aitkin, Minnesota 56431
(218) 330-6057
Council Member 12/31/2018 Keith Nentl
833 Minnesota Avenue S
Aitkin, Minnesota 56431
(218) 839-2687
Council Member 12/31/2020 Katherine L. Galliger
618 3rd Street NW
Aitkin, Minnesota 56431
(218) 927-2877
Council Member 12/31/2020 Dan Schletty
address not available
Aitkin, Minnesota 56431
n/a

Post Office:
US Post Office
15 Minnesota Avenue N
Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone: (218) 927-2518
Toll Free: (800) ASK-USPS
Fax: (218) 927-3698
Web: www.usps.com

Business Hours
  Weekdays          8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  Saturdays          9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Aitkin Post Office, Aitkin Minnesota

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Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Aitkin Public Utilities Commission (218) 927-3222
Electricity Mille Lacs REA   (218) 927-2191
Natural Gas n/a --
Wastewater Aitkin Public Utilities Commission (218) 927-3222
Water Aitkin Public Utilities Commission (218) 927-3222
Telephone Frontier (866) 912-6717
Cable TV Charter Communications (218) 829-5176

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Riverwood Health Care Center General Medical & Surgical Hospitals 405
Aitkin County Executive, Legislative, & Other Gen. Govt. Support 344
Aitkin Public Schools Elementary & Secondary Schools 190
Aicota Health Care Center Nursing Care Facilities 128
Paulbeck's County Market Grocery Stores 70
Cummings Oil, Inc. Petroleum & Coal Products Manufacturing 68
Aitkin Iron Works Inc Machine Shops; Turned Prod.;& Screw, Nut & Bolt Mfg. 65
Cedar Creek Building Material & Supplies Dealers 65
Mille Lacs Electric Cooperative Electric Power Generation, Transmission & Dist. 55
Shopko Department Stores 40
Garrison Disposal Waste Collection 35
Stern Rubber Rubber Product Manufacturing 33
Aitkin Independent Age Newspaper, Periodical, Book, & Directory Publishers 31
MN Dept of Natural Resources Admin.of Environmental Quality Programs 30

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Attractions:
Aitkin Area Chamber of Commerce
24 3rd Street NW
Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone: (218) 927-2316
Web: www.aitkin.com


The Aitkin Area Chamber of Commerce exists to: Attract tourists, permanent, and seasonal residents and businesses to the area, Raise awareness of city, county, state, and federal governing/legislative developments that affect the area, Enhance public relations through marketing, programs and events, which encourage total community awareness of the area, and Advance business, professional, educational, church, community health in the area. In collaboration with our partners, we assist in advancing the economy by championing the retention, expansion, and attraction of Chamber members and area businesses.

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Aitkin County Historical Society
20 Pacific Street SW
Aitkin, MN 56431-1628
Phone: (218) 927-3348
Web: www.aitkincohs.org

As a measure of providing a resource for information and education through programs and exhibits, the Aitkin County Historical Society operates a museum complex, complete with research resources, special exhibits and a museum gift shop. The Aitkin County Historical Society's Depot Museum is open year-round on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST

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Travel the Aitkin area and create a historic adventure on the Mississippi Crossings from Grand Rapids to Little Falls following the Great River Roadways. The Mississippi Crossings is named for its history as a crossway of transportation by river, by rail, and by road. The voyagers, fur traders, and loggers have traveled these crossways-and today vacationers follow the heritage. The river was the main highway for the Native people of Minnesota, followed by the fur traders and the loggers. Today, many of the 25 steamboat landings still are water access and established camping sites.

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Jaques Art Center
121 2nd Street NW
Aitkin, MN  56431
Phone: (218) 927-2363
Web:
www.jaquesart.com

An inviting interactive art center featuring rotating exhibits of original art from around the world in its Kellar Gallery. A permanent collection of paintings by Francis Lee Jaques, artist naturalist (1887-1969) hangs in the Jaques Gallery. Scheduled workshops and annual creative arts activities. Gift shop featuring Minnesota artists. Venue: Former Carnegie Library

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Recreation:
Cuyuna Rolling Hills Golf
24410 State Highway 210
Aitkin, MN  56431
Phone: (218) 534-3489
Web: www.cuyunarollinghillsgolf.com

Cuyuna Rolling Hills is a mature, par 72 championship caliber golf course located in central Minnesota. The front nine features rolling terrain, generous fairways, playable rough, and well manicured greens. The scenic back nine rises above the surrounding lakes and offers great views of the course. For the more experienced golfer, the course offers a challenging design, while recent course change, like forward tees, offers the occasional golfer an enjoyable outing too. Competitive prices and a high quality, open to the public, venue means an exceptional golfing experience.

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Lakes:
Lake Name Size
(acres)
Location Lake info Lake Map Rec Map Topo Map
Blind 370 9 mi N of Aitkin
Cedar 1769 5 mil SW of Aitkin
Elm Island 522 7 mi SE of Aitkin
Hanging Kettle 302 5 mi S of Aitkin
Little Pine 220 6 mi S of Aitkin
Little Turtle 11 6 mi S of Aitkin
Lone 448 7 mi SE of Aitkin
Nord 411 4 mi SE of Aitkin
Ripple 556 5 mi SE of Aitkin
Spirit 530 6 mi S of Aitkin

Events:  
4th of July Neighborhood Party

Spectacular fireworks, pie & ice cream social, family games, food and entertainment. Held in the Aitkin City Park.

 
Aitkin County Fair
Aitkin County Fairgrounds
796 Minnesota Avenue N
Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone: (218) 927-4902

Held in August at the Aitkin County Fairgrounds. Since 1891. A celebration for those near and far that showcases all that the county has to offer. Plenty of things to do and see for young and old such as children's activities, entertainment, food and merchandise vendors, livestock and agriculture competitions, midway rides and much, much more.

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Annual Famous Fish House Parade

The fish house parade is held the Friday after Thanksgiving and has had up to 60 entries in a single parade! Viewers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, and possibly a snowmobile suit and grab a spot along the curb on main-street. The community also invites Santa and Mrs. Claus for the youngsters, provides wonderful food, great shopping throughout Aitkin, prize drawings, lively music, and even a fish house story contests. Many of these stories get better the more they're told...kind of like the stories told by anglers. Aitkin's annual Fish House Parade has created media attention world-wide. Wacky floats, dressed-up ice fishing houses and celebrity guests all make this world-famous event a must-see annual event. The past parades have gained attention from USA Today, HGTV, Voice of America, and Aqua magazine, as well as many Minnesota publications and newspapers.

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Health Care:
Aicota Healthcare Center
850 2nd Street NW
Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone: (218) 927-2164
Web: www.aicota.com

AHCC provides short-term rehabilitation, recovery stays and long-term inpatient care. Our adjoining Aitkin Area Rehab Center specializes in inpatient and outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapies

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Riverwood Health Care Center
301 Minnesota Avenue N
Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone: (218) 927-2121
Web: www.riverwoodhealthcare.com

The new Riverwood Healthcare Center project is a critical access hospital which provides an array of services and procedures for Aitkin County and the surrounding area.

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Schools:   
Aitkin Public Schools
Independent School District #1

306 2nd Street NW
Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone:(218) 927-2115
Fax: (218) 927-4234
Web:  home.isd1.org

Grades:  PK-12
Students:  1282

Aitkin High School
306 2nd Street NW
Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone: (218) 927-2115
Fax: (218) 927-2630

Grades:  7-12
Students:  609

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Rippleside Elementary
225 2nd Avenue SW
Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone: (218) 927-4838

The building serves children in Early Childhood through 6th grade and includes about 30 classrooms, an art room, 2 gyms, 2 computer labs, media center, music room, science lab, and Spanish room. The building is always being improved for educational needs and safety concerns.

Grades:  PK-6
Students:  631

Rippleside Elementary School, Aitkin Minnesota


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Churches:
Aitkin Community Church
219 1st Avenue NE
Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone: (218) 927-6959

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Service:  10:00 am

 
Aitkin Seventh Day Adventist Church
830 Minnesota Avenue S
Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone: (218) 927-4107
Web: www.aitkinadventist.org

Pastor:  J. Scoggins
Saturday Service: 9:30 am

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Bethel Brethren Lutheran Church - CLB
112 1st Avenue SW
Aitkin, MN 56431-1607
Phone: (218) 927-2823

Pastor:  Rev. Gunnar Salmonson
Sunday Worship:  9:30 am

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Bethlehem Lutheran Church - ELCA
36696 320th Street
Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone: (218) 927-3935
Web:  www.aitkin-area-elca.com/bethlehem-aitkin

Pastor:  Rev. Rebecca Hinz
Worship:  9:30 am

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
35795 400th Avenue
Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone: (218) 927-4454

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Worship:  n/a

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First Congregational Church - UCC
201 2nd Street NE
Aitkin, MN 56431-1566
Phone: (218) 927-6228

Pastor:  Rev. Susan Cline
Sunday Worship:  10:00 am

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First Lutheran Church - ELCA
107 2nd Street NW
Aitkin, MN 56431-1319
Phone: (218) 927-2028
Web:  www.flc-aitkin.com

Pastor:  Sandy Berg Holte
Sunday Worship:  10:00 am

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Fleming United Methodist Church
41729 Nature Avenue
Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone: (218) 768-7777
Web:  northernlightsparish.wixsite.com/nl-parish

Pastor:  Rev. David J. Brown III
Sunday Service:  10:30 am

 
Glory Baptist Church
28053 360th Avenue
Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone: (218) 927-3678
Web:   www.glorychurch.us 

Pastor:  Chris Meirose
Sunday Worship:  10:30 am

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Heritage Church
34588 US Highway 169
Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone: (218) 927-2255
Web:  www.iamheritage.org  

Pastor:  Rev. Jason Erickson
Sunday Worship:  10:45 am

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Assembly of God. Aitkin Minnesota
Immanuel of Iron Hub Lutheran Church - LCMS
26535 Iron Hub Road
Aitkin, MN  56431-3121
Phone: (218) 546-6910

Pastor:  Rev. Dean Stolz
Sunday Worship:  10:30 am

 
New Life Church
11 1st Street SW
Aitkin, MN 56431-1420
Phone: (218) 335-8531
Web:  www.newlifeaitkin.com 

Pastor:  Larry Burg
Sunday Worship: 
10:15 am

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Pine Lake United Methodist Church
43472 240th Street
Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone: (218) 927-3242

Pastor:  Larry Foote
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am

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St. James Catholic Church
299 Red Oak Drive
Aitkin, MN 56431-1245
Phone: (218) 927-6581
Web:  www.aitkincatholic.org 

Pastor:  Fr. David Forsman
Saturday Mass:  5:00 pm
Sunday Mass:  10:00 am

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St. James Catholic Church, Aitkin Minnesota
St. John's Episcopal Church
222 1st Street SE
Aitkin, MN 56431-1706
Phone: (218) 927-6040

Pastor:  Stephen Schaitberger
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am

 
St. John's Lutheran Church - LCMS
324 3rd Street NW
Aitkin, MN 56431-1229
Phone: (218) 927-3170
Web: www.stjohnaitkin.org

Pastor:  Rev. David Becker
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am

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The Journey North
810 2nd Street NW
Aitkin, MN 56431-1229
Phone: (218) 927-4415
Web:  www.thejourneynorth.com

Pastor:   D. Smith and L. Hines
Sunday Worship:  10:30 am

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United Methodist Church of Aitkin
104 2nd Street NW
Aitkin, MN 56431-1320
Phone: (218) 927-3242

Pastor:   Dawn Hauser
Sunday Worship:  10:30 am

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Media:
Aitkin Independent Age
213 Minnesota Avenue N
Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone: (218) 927-3761
Toll Free: (800) 450-3761
Web:   www.aitkinage.com

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37028 US Highway 169
Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone: (218) 927-2100
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Motels:
960 2nd St NW
Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone: (218) 927-2903
Toll Free: (800) 682-8152
Web:  www.fortyclubinn.com

The Forty Club Inn in lovely Aitkin, Minnesota, boasts 39 rooms with two suites. Every room comes complete with a refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot and hair dryer. Irons and ironing boards are available upon request.

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Red Door Resort & Motel
38421 State Highway 18
Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone (218) 678-3686
Toll Free: (866) 444-2453
Web:  www.thereddoorresort.com 

Each of our 10 modern motel rooms are kept extremely clean. Our 4 cabins are very modern and we have been told they are some of the nicest on the lake.

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Ripple River Motel & RV Park
701 Minnesota Ave S
Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone: (218) 927-3734
Toll Free: (800) 258-3734
Web:  www.ripplerivermotel.com

With twenty-eight spacious rooms, the Ripple River Motel presents you with a wide variety of choices for your comfort. Our comfortable, cozy rooms offer color TV with cable, air-conditioning, microwaves, refrigerators and queen size beds. For your convenience, we also provide a continental breakfast to get you ready for your day.

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Resorts:
36569 State Highway 18
Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone (218) 678-3122
Web:  www.barnaclesresort.com

Barnacles is located on the north shore of Lake Mille Lacs in Central Minnesota, only a few hours from the Twin Cities. We offer a variety of services designed for the true fisherman whether it is winter or summer. In the winter months, we offer full-service ice fishing which includes ice house rentals or use of your own privately owned ice house. In the summer, we offer a summer fish house park with or without electric hook ups for your ice fishing house. If you don’t have an ice fishing house with us you can take advantage of one of our summer ice fishing house rentals. We have two shower houses (1 is open year round), two RV parks, campsites, fish cleaning shack, boat launch, 60 boat slips in our protected boat harbor, dockside gas, an annual fishing tournament and other sponsored events.

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Barneveld's Resort
39245 State Highway 18
Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone (218) 678-2433

A quiet, adult fishing resort on Mille Lacs Lake. Excellent walleye, trophy muskie, northern pike, and smallmouth bass fishing. Mature maples on level landscape. Protected harbor. Free harbor slip with seasonal camping site. Cabin rental and guided launch service. No motorized vehicles allowed

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Barneveld's Resort, Aitkin Minnesota
Farm Island Resort and Campground
29551 Pioneer Avenue
Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone (218) 927-3841'

Family owned and operated quiet resort. 9 cabins for rent. A couple lots still available to rent for the upcoming season. Boat rentals. Fish cleaning house

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Farm Island Lake Resort & Campground, Aitkin Minnesota
27461 435th Avenue
Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone: (218) 678-2881
Web:  www.summerbreezemn.com

Summer Breeze is a family friendly fishing and camping resort. At Summer Breeze Resort we have created a wonderful environment that you and your family can enjoy whether you like to fish or not. Our philosophy has always been to provide our guests, and their families, comfortable accommodations in a relaxed easy-going atmosphere.

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Sunset Bay Resort on Cedar Lake
33857 Pioneer Avenue
Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone: (218) 927-2691
Toll Free (800) 262-2691
Web:  www.sunsetbayresortmn.com

Sunset Bay Resort awaits you...so does the magnificent sunrises, the stunning sunsets, the Bass and Northern, the Walleye Pike, Crappie, Musky, the shining, pure water of Cedar Lake, the warm sun, the welcoming pines, the rustic cabins and the fresh air. Spend a moment with us while we present a tour of our lake resorts. MN outdoors offers the atmosphere and our Aitkin MN resort offers all the comfort and amenities needed for your next vacation. Come home to Sunset Bay

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Sunset Bay Resort on Cedar Lake, Aitkin Minnesota
29203 410th Place
Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone: (218) 927-3804
Web:  www.whitewoodresort.com

Spirit Lake is clean and spring fed. Excellent marked swimming beach. Dock space for each cabin for one boat. Boat launching for resort guests. Lake front fully modern cabins include: baths with showers or tubs, linens and bedding, fully equipped kitchens including microwave ovens.

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Whitewood Resort, Aitkin Minnesota


Campgrounds:
Aitkin Campground
209 2nd St NW Room 206
Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone: (218) 927-7364
Web:  www.co.aitkin.mn.us 

Located on the Mississippi River within walking distance of downtown Aitkin. There are a total of 9 campsites (2 drive through) with electrical hookups (50/30/20 amp service), flush toilets, showers, drinking water, picnic tables, boat access to the Mississippi River and an RV dump station. Camping is $20.00 per night per site, RV dump station is $5.00.

Aitkin Campground

Doc's Harbor
39629 State Hwy 18
Aitkin, MN 56431-9190
Phone: (218) 678-3787
Fax: (218) 678-3788
Web:  www.docsharbor.com 

Doc's Harbor is located on the North end of Mille Lacs Lake on State Hwy 18. We have camping, boat launching, a protected harbor & boat storage.

Doc's Harbor, Aitkin Minnesota
Hickory Lake Campground
29510 US Highway 169
Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone: (218) 927-6001

A family destination for more than 35 years, Hickory Lake Campground offers seasonal, weekly, and daily campsites, including full hookups and tent sites. Situated on beautiful, wooded acres on Hickory Lake, the campground also has a heated swimming pool, docks, boats, and a swimming beach.

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Hickory Lake Campground, Aitkin Minnesota
Hidden Meadows Campground on Blind Lake
42206 438th Lane
Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone: (218) 927-9908
Web:  www.hiddenmeadowscampground.com

30 seasonal campsites in a new 62 acre campground with full water, sewer, electric hookups & dock space. Loacted 10 miles NW of Aitkin on Co. Rd 24 on Blind Lake. Small bar and grill, good fishing, close to trails.

Hidden Meadows Campground on Blind Lake, Aitkin Minnesota

Pete's Retreat
22337 State Highway 47
Aitkin MN 56431
Phone: (320) 684-2020
Toll Free: (866) 5RVPARK
Web:  www.petesretreat.com 

Brand new, state of the art RV park, complete with 20/30/50 amp electrical service, internet, and cable TV.  Every one of the 49 sites have "full hookups", which for you less experienced campers, means water, sewer, and electric.

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Ripple River Motel & RV Park
701 Minnesota Ave S
Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone: (218) 927-3734
Toll Free: (800) 258-3734
Web: www.ripplerivermotel.com

The Ripple River RV Park is located next to the Ripple River Motel in a charming and tranquil river setting surrounded by tall oak and pine trees. You can sit by the campfire or walk along the river and listen to the sounds of rippling water. There are nineteen sites available. Fifteen sites have 120 volt 30 amp, 220 volt 50 amp electrical service, water, and sewer available. Four additional sites have electrical service and water available.

Ripple River Motel & RV Park, Aitkin Minnesota


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