Park Rapids area

The following images were donated by Darryl Hensel, and are very much appreciated. The postcard photos help us visualize the early resorts of the Park Rapids–Itasca Park–Mantrap Valley area. Photos of resorts that continue to operate have weblinks to the current resort after the postcard description.

Click here to read my original blog post about Darryl’s postcard collection.

To view the images, click on the link, then click on the back arrow to return to this page. The images are listed alphabetically by town, then by lake, then by resort, and finally the estimated year of the postcard image. For those wanting to view all the postcards easily, a video slide show is on the original blog post or the “Videos” tab above.

  1. Wamblot's Camp, ca 1930s

    Wambolt’s Camp, ca 1930s

    Akeley, MN, 11th Crow Wing Lake, Shorewood Resort, ca 1940s

  2. Akeley, MN, Lake Howard, Camp Henry #1, ca 1940s
  3. Akeley, MN, Lake Howard, Camp Henry #2, ca 1940s
  4. Akeley, MN, Lake Howard, Camp Henry #3, ca 1940s
  5. Bemidji, MN, Lake Plantagenet, Jesters Resort, ca 1920s
  6. Blue Lake, Blue Lake Resort, ca 1950
  7. Dorset, MN, Bottle Lake, Wambolt’s Camp #1, ca 1930s
  8. Dorset, MN, Bottle Lake, Wambolt’s Camp #2, ca 1930s
  9. Dorset, MN, Bottle Lake, Wambolt’s Camp #3, ca 1930s
  10. Dorset, MN, Bottle Lake, Wambolt’s Camp #4, ca 1930s
  11. Dorset, MN, Bottle Lake, Wambolt’s Camp #5, ca 1930s
  12. Dorset, MN, Bottle Lake, Wambolt’s Camp #6, ca 1930s
  13. Dorset, MN, Bottle Lake, Wambolt’s Camp #7, ca 1930s
  14. Dorset, MN, Bottle Lake, Wambolt’s Camp #8, ca 1930s
  15. Dorset, MN, Bottle Lake, Wambolt’s Camp #9, ca 1930s
  16. Dorset, MN, Bottle Lake, Wambolt’s Camp #10, ca 1930s
  17. Dorset, MN, Bottle Lake, Wambolt’s Camp #11, ca 1950s
  18. Dorset, MN, Bottle Lake, Wambolt’s Camp #12, ca 1950s
  19. Dorset, MN, Bottle Lake, Wambolt’s Camp #13, ca 1950s
  20. Dorset, MN, Bottle Lake, Wambolt’s Camp #14, ca 1950s
  21. Dorset, MN, Bottle Lake, Wambolt’s Camp #15, ca 1950s
  22. Dorset, MN, Little Sand Lake, Shady Knoll Camp #1, ca 1930s
  23. Dorset, MN, Little Sand Lake, Shady Knoll Camp #2, ca 1930s
  24. Dorset, MN, Little Sand Lake, Shady Knoll Camp #3, ca 1930s
  25. Lake George, MN, Lake George, Camp Lakeview, ca 1920s
  26. Lake Itasca, Mississippi River, Headwaters Inn, ca 1930s
  27. LaPorte, MN, Garfield Lake, Albert Child Camp (Birches Resort), ca 1930s
  28. Laporte, MN, Garfield Lake, Birches Resort, ca 1930s
  29. Nevis, MN, Big Mantrap Lake, Birch Highlands Resort, ca1940s
  30. In We Go Resort, ca 1940s

    In We Go Resort, ca 1940s

    Nevis, MN, Eighth Crow Wing Lake, In We Go Resort #1, ca 1940s (still operating, click here)

  31. Nevis, MN, Eighth Crow Wing Lake, In We Go Resort #2, ca 1940s (still operating, click here)
  32. Nevis, MN, Eighth Crow Wing Lake, In We Go Resort #3, ca 1940s (still operating, click here)
  33. Nevis, MN, Fifth Crow Wing, FranRick’s Cabins, ca 1950s
  34. Nevis, MN, Lake Belle Taine, Beauty Bay Resort, ca 1950s
  35. Nevis, MN, Lake Belle Taine, Blue Bird Lodge #1, ca 1950
  36. Nevis, MN, Lake Belle Taine, Blue Bird Lodge #2, ca 1950
  37. Nevis, MN, Lake Belle Taine, Blue Bird Lodge #3, ca 1950
  38. Nevis, MN, Lake Belle Taine, Blue Bird Lodge #4, ca 1950
  39. Nevis, MN, Lake Belle Taine, Westwood Resort #1, ca 1930s
  40. Nevis, MN, Lake Belle Taine, Westwood Resort #2, ca 1930s
  41. Nevis, MN, Lake Belle Taine, Westwood Resort #3, ca 1930s
  42. Nevis, MN, Lake Belle Taine, Westwood Resort #4, ca 1930s
  43. Nevis, MN, Lake Belle Taine, Westwood Resort #5, ca 1930s
  44. Nevis, MN, Little Sand Lake, Camp Brigs, ca 1940s
  45. Nevis, MN, 7th Crow Wing Lake, Taylor’s 7th Lake Resort, ca 1930s
  46. Round Bay Camp, ca 1950s

    Round Bay Camp, ca 1950s

    Nevis, MN, Third Crow Wing Lake, Round Bay Camp #1, ca 1930s (still operating, click here)

  47. Nevis, MN, Third Crow Wing Lake, Round Bay Camp #2, ca 1930s (still operating, click here)
  48. Nevis, MN, Third Crow Wing Lake, Round Bay Camp #3, ca 1930s (still operating, click here)
  49. Nevis, MN, Third Crow Wing Lake, Round Bay Camp #4, ca 1930s (still operating, click here)
  50. Nevis, MN, Third Crow Wing Lake, Round Bay Camp #5, ca 1950s (still operating, click here)
  51. Nevis, MN, Third Crow Wing Lake, Round Bay Camp #6, ca 1950s (still operating, click here)
  52. Nevis, MN, West Crooked Lake, Whispering Pines, ca 1950s
  53. Osage, MN, Straight Lake, Babcock’s Place, ca 1940s
  54. Sunny Point Camp (stocking fish), ca 1940s

    Sunny Point Camp (stocking fish), ca 1940s

    Park Rapids, MN, 2nd Crow Wing Lake, Sunny Point Camp #1, ca 1940s  (still operating, click here)

  55. Park Rapids, MN, 2nd Crow Wing Lake, Sunny Point Camp #2, ca 1940s (still operating, click here)
  56. Park Rapids, MN, 2nd Crow Wing Lake, Sunny Point Camp #3, ca 1940s (still operating, click here)
  57. Park Rapids, MN, 2nd Crow Wing Lake, Sunny Point Camp #4, ca 1940s (still operating, click here)
  58. Park Rapids, MN, 2nd Crow Wing Lake, Sunny Point Camp #5, ca 1940s (still operating, click here)
  59. Park Rapids, MN, 2nd Crow Wing Lake, Sunny Point Camp #6, ca 1940s (still operating, click here)
  60. Park Rapids, MN, 2nd Crow Wing Lake, Sunny Point Camp #7, ca 1940s (still operating, click here)
  61. Park Rapids, MN, Bad Axe Lake, Allens Lodge, ca 1930s
  62. Isle O' Dreams, ca 1960s

    Isle O’ Dreams, ca 1960s

    Park Rapids, MN, Bad Axe Lake, Isle O’ Dreams Lodge #1, ca 1940s (still operating, click here)

  63. Park Rapids, MN, Bad Axe Lake, Isle O’ Dreams Lodge #2, ca 1940s (still operating, click here)
  64. Park Rapids, MN, Bad Axe Lake, Isle O’ Dreams Lodge #3, ca 1940s (still operating, click here)
  65. Park Rapids, MN, Bad Axe Lake, Isle O’ Dreams Lodge #4, ca 1940s (still operating, click here)
  66. Park Rapids, MN, Bad Axe Lake, Isle O’ Dreams Lodge #5, ca 1960s (still operating, click here)
  67. Park Rapids, MN, Big Mantrap Lake, Herb-Ray’s Resort #1, ca 1940s
  68. Park Rapids, MN, Big Mantrap Lake, Herb-Ray’s Resort #2, ca 1940s
  69. Park Rapids, MN, Big Mantrap Lake, Herb-Ray’s Resort #3, ca 1940s
  70. Park Rapids, MN, Big Mantrap Lake, Herb-Ray’s Resort #4, ca 1940s
  71. Park Rapids, MN, Big Mantrap Lake, Simans Resort #1, ca 1940s
  72. Park Rapids, MN, Big Mantrap Lake, Simans Resort #2, ca 1940s
  73. Park Rapids, MN, Big Mantrap Lake, Trails End Resort, ca 1940s
  74. Park Rapids, MN, Big Mantrap Lake, White Birch Camp, ca 1930s
  75. Park Rapids, MN, Big Mantrap Lake, Wonewok, ca 1960
  76. Park Rapids, MN, Big Sand Lake, Big Sand Resort, ca 1950s
  77. Park Rapids, MN, Big Sand Lake, Iowa Beach, ca 1930s
  78. Pine Cone Lodge, ca 1930s

    Pine Cone Lodge, ca 1930s

    Park Rapids, MN, Big Sand Lake, Slone’s Pine Cone Lodge #1, ca 1930s (still operating, click here)

  79. Park Rapids, MN, Big Sand Lake, Slone’s Pine Cone Lodge #2, ca 1930s (still operating, click here)
  80. Park Rapids, MN, Big Sand Lake, Slone’s Pine Cone Lodge #3, ca 1930s (still operating, click here)
  81. Park Rapids, MN, Big Sand Lake, Slone’s Pine Cone Lodge #4, ca 1930s (still operating, click here)
  82. Park Rapids, MN, Big Sand Lake, Slone’s Pine Cone Lodge #5, ca 1930s (still operating, click here)
  83. Park Rapids, MN, Big Sand Lake, Slone’s Pine Cone Lodge #6, ca 1930s (still operating, click here)
  84. Park Rapids, MN, Big Sand Lake, Slone’s Pine Cone Lodge #7, ca 1930s (still operating, click here)
  85. Park Rapids, MN, Big Sand Lake, Slone’s Pine Cone Lodge #8, ca 1930s (still operating, click here)
  86. Park Rapids, MN, Big Sand Lake, Slone’s Pine Cone Lodge #9, ca 1930s (still operating, click here)
  87. Park Rapids, MN, Big Sand-Lake Emma, Hurd’s Acres #1, ca 1940s
  88. Park Rapids, MN, Big Sand-Lake Emma, Hurd’s Acres #2, ca 1940s
  89. Park Rapids, MN, Big Sand-Lake Emma, Hurd’s Acres #3, ca 1940s
  90. Park Rapids, MN, Big Sand-Lake Emma, Hurd’s Acres #4, ca 1950s
  91. Park Rapids, MN, Big Sand-Lake Emma, Hurd’s Acres #5, ca 1950s
  92. Park Rapids, MN, Big Sand-Lake Emma, Hurd’s Acres #6, ca 1950s
  93. Park Rapids, MN, Big Sand-Lake Emma, Hurd’s Acres #7, ca 1950s
  94. Park Rapids, MN, Big Sand-Lake Emma, Hurd’s Acres #8, ca 1950s
  95. Park Rapids, MN, Big Sand-Lake Emma, Hurd’s Acres #9, ca 1950s
  96. Park Rapids, MN, Bottle Lake (Lower), Birch Harbor Resort, ca 1950s
  97. Park Rapids, MN, Bottle Lake (Lower), Hoosier Beach #1, ca 1940s
  98. Park Rapids, MN, Bottle Lake (Lower), Hoosier Beach #2, ca 1940s
  99. Park Rapids, MN, Deep Lake, Val Chatel Ski Lodge, ca 1960
  100. Park Rapids, MN, Elbow Lake (Belle Taine) Camp Recreation #1, ca 1920s
  101. Park Rapids, MN, Elbow Lake (Belle Taine) Camp Recreation #2, ca 1920s
  102. Park Rapids, MN, Elbow Lake (Belle Taine) Camp Recreation #3, ca 1920s
  103. Park Rapids, MN, Elbow Lake (Belle Taine) Camp Recreation #4, ca 1920s
  104. Park Rapids, MN, Elbow Lake (Belle Taine) Camp Recreation #5, ca 1920s
  105. Park Rapids, MN, Elbow Lake (Belle Taine) Camp Recreation #6, ca 1920s
  106. Park Rapids, MN, Fish Hook Lake, Albert’s Bay Lodge #1, ca 1940s
  107. Park Rapids, MN, Fish Hook Lake, Albert’s Bay Lodge #2, ca 1940s
  108. Park Rapids, MN, Fish Hook Lake, Albert’s Bay Lodge #3, ca 1940s
  109. Park Rapids, MN, Fish Hook Lake, Albert’s Bay Lodge #4, ca 1940s
  110. Park Rapids, MN, Fish Hook Lake, Albert’s Bay Lodge #5, ca 1940s
  111. Park Rapids, MN, Fish Hook Lake, Albertʼs Bay Resort, ca 1936
  112. Park Rapids, MN, Fish Hook Lake, Fish Hook Resort, ca 1950s
  113. White City Resort, ca 1940s

    White City Resort (now Loon’s Nest Resort), ca 1940s

    Park Rapids, MN, Fish Hook Lake, White City Resort #1, ca 1940s (still operating under new name, click here)

  114. Park Rapids, MN, Fish Hook Lake, White City Resort #2, ca 1940s (still operating under new name, click here)
  115. Park Rapids, MN, Fish Hook Lake, White City Resort #3, ca 1940s (still operating under new name, click here)
  116. Park Rapids, MN, Fish Hook Lake, White City Resort #4, ca 1940s (still operating under new name, click here)
  117. Park Rapids, MN, Fish Hook River, Harbordale Log Cabins #1, ca 1940s
  118. Park Rapids, MN, Fish Hook River, Harbordale Log Cabins #2, ca 1940s
  119. Park Rapids, MN, Fish Hook River, Harbordale Log Cabins #3, ca 1940s
  120. Park Rapids, MN, Fish Hook River, Hubbard’s Cabins, ca 1940s
  121. Park Rapids, MN, Fish Hook River, Scotty’s Cabins, ca 1950s
  122. Park Rapids, MN, Island Lake, Blewett’s Resort #1, ca 1950
  123. Park Rapids, MN, Island Lake, Blewett’s Resort #2, ca 1950
  124. Park Rapids, MN, Island Lake, Blewett’s Resort #3, ca 1950
  125. Park Rapids, MN, Island Lake, Blue Spruce Resort, ca 1950
  126. Park Rapids, MN, Island Lake, Oehlers Resort, ca 1930s
  127. Park Rapids, MN, Lake Emma, Hurd’s Acres #1, ca 1940s
  128. Park Rapids, MN, Lake Emma, Hurd’s Acres #2, ca 1940s
  129. Park Rapids, MN, Lake Emma, Hurd’s Acres #3, ca 1940s
  130. Park Rapids, MN, Lake Emma, Hurd’s Acres #4, ca 1940s
  131. Park Rapids, MN, Lake Emma, Hurd’s Acres #5, ca 1940s
  132. Park Rapids, MN, Lake Emma, Hurd’s Acres #6, ca 1940s
  133. Park Rapids, MN, Lake Emma, Hurd’s Acres #7, ca 1950s
  134. Park Rapids, MN, Little Sand Lake, Angler’s Wood Resort, ca 1940s
  135. Park Rapids, MN, Long Lake, Camp Colonel, ca 1950s
  136. Park Rapids, MN, Long Lake, Hamilton’s Island Park Lodge #1, ca 1940s
  137. Park Rapids, MN, Long Lake, Hamilton’s Island Park Lodge #2, ca 1940s
  138. Park Rapids, MN, Long Lake, Hamilton’s Island Park Lodge #3, ca 1940s
  139. Park Rapids, MN, Long Lake, Hamilton’s Island Park Lodge #4, ca 1940s
  140. Park Rapids, MN, Long Lake, Hamilton’s Island Park Lodge #5, ca 1940s
  141. Park Rapids, MN, Long Lake, Hamilton’s Island Park Lodge #6, ca 1940s
  142. Park Rapids, MN, Long Lake, Hamilton’s Island Park Lodge #7, ca 1940s
  143. Park Rapids, MN, Long Lake, Hamilton’s Island Park Lodge #8, ca 1940s
  144. Park Rapids, MN, Long Lake, Hamilton’s Island Park Lodge #9, ca 1940s
  145. Park Rapids, MN, Long Lake, Hamilton’s Island Park Lodge #10, ca 1940s
  146. Park Rapids, MN, Long Lake, Hamilton’s Island Park Lodge #11, ca 1940s
  147. Park Rapids, MN, Long Lake, Hamilton’s Island Park Lodge #12, ca 1940s
  148. Park Rapids, MN, Long Lake, Hamilton’s Island Park Lodge #13, ca 1940s
  149. Park Rapids, MN, Long Lake, Hamilton’s Island Park Lodge #14, ca 1940s
  150. Park Rapids, MN, Long Lake, Hamilton’s Island Park Lodge #15, ca 1940s
  151. Park Rapids, MN, Long Lake, Hamilton’s Island Park Lodge #16, ca 1940s
  152. Park Rapids, MN, Long Lake, Hamilton’s Island Park Lodge #17, ca 1940s
  153. Park Rapids, MN, Long Lake, Hamilton’s Island Park Lodge #18, ca 1940s
  154. Park Rapids, MN, Long Lake, Hamilton’s Island Park Lodge #19, ca 1950s
  155. Park Rapids, MN, Long Lake, Hamilton’s Island Park Lodge #20, ca 1950s
  156. Park Rapids, MN, Long Lake, Island Park Lodge #1, ca 1920s
  157. Park Rapids, MN, Long Lake, Island Park Lodge #2, ca 1925
  158. Park Rapids, MN, Long Lake, Island Park Lodge #3, ca 1925
  159. Park Rapids, MN, Long Lake, Island Park Lodge #4, ca 1925
  160. Park Rapids, MN, Long Lake, Island Park Lodge #5, ca 1925
  161. Park Rapids, MN, Long Lake, Island Park Lodge #6, ca 1925
  162. Park Rapids, MN, Long Lake, Island Park Lodge #7, ca 1930s
  163. Park Rapids, MN, Long Lake, Island Park Lodge #8, ca 1930s
  164. Park Rapids, MN, Long Lake, Island Park Lodge #9, ca 1930s
  165. Park Rapids, MN, Long Lake, Island Park Lodge #10, ca 1930s
  166. Park Rapids, MN, Long Lake, Island Park Lodge #11, ca 1930s
  167. Timberlane Resort, ca 1950s

    Timberlane Resort, ca 1950s

    Park Rapids, MN, Long Lake, Timberlane Resort, ca 1950s (still operating, click here)

  168. Park Rapids, MN, Long Lake, Wildwood Resort #1, ca 1920s
  169. Park Rapids, MN, Long Lake, Wildwood Resort #2, ca 1930s
  170. Park Rapids, MN, Long Lake, Wildwood Resort #3, ca 1930s
  171. Park Rapids, MN, Long Lake, Wildwood Resort #4, ca 1940s
  172. Park Rapids, MN, Potato Lake, Boulder Beach Resort #1, ca 1930s
  173. Park Rapids, MN, Potato Lake, Boulder Beach Resort #2, ca 1930s
  174. Park Rapids, MN, Potato Lake, Boulder Beach Resort #3, ca 1930s
  175. Park Rapids, MN, Potato Lake, Boulder Beach Resort #4, ca 1930s
  176. Park Rapids, MN, Potato Lake, Buena Vista Resort, ca 1950
  177. Park Rapids, MN, Potato Lake, Camp Oʼ Lakes #1, ca 1940s
  178. Park Rapids, MN, Potato Lake, Camp Oʼ Lakes #2, ca 1940s
  179. Park Rapids, MN, Potato Lake, Gunn’s Camp, ca 1930s
  180. Park Rapids, MN, Potato Lake, Hull’s Resort, ca 1950s
  181. Park Rapids, MN, Potato Lake, Inverlee Lodge, ca 1911
  182. Brookside Resort, ca 1950s

    Brookside Resort, ca 1950s

    Park Rapids, MN, Two Inlets Lake, Brookside Resort #1, ca 1950s (still operating, click here)

  183. Park Rapids, MN, Two Inlets Lake, Brookside Resort #2, ca 1950s (still operating, click here)
  184. Park Rapids, MN, Two Inlets Lake, Brookside Resort #3, ca 1950s (still operating, click here)
  185. Park Rapids, MN, Two Inlets Lake, Brookside Resort #4, ca 1950s (still operating, click here)
  186. Park Rapids, MN, Two Inlets Lake, Brookside Resort #5, ca 1950s (still operating, click here)
  187. Park Rapids, MN, Two Inlets Lake, Brookside Resort #6, ca 1950s (still operating, click here)
  188. Park Rapids, MN, Two Inlets Lake, Friendly Acres, ca 1950s
  189. Snellman, MN, Big Toad Lake, Roger’s Resort, ca 1950s