Do NOT rely on your GPS
Bring a MN map with you, or print out directions, as we've had several comments from guests their GPS routed them an extra 40 minutes - 2 hours delay on a rather non-direct route.
Crow Wing Crest Lodge is located 8 miles west of Walker and 17 miles east of Park Rapids in North Central Minnesota. Estimate 3 hours drive time north of Twin Cities. It takes our family 7 hours on average from central Iowa (Nevada-Ames). It's a two hour drive to Fargo, or a two hour drive to Duluth.
Bemidji 35 Miles
Fargo 100 Miles
Duluth 120 Miles
Twin Cities 180 Miles
Cedar Rapids 472 Miles
Waterloo 406 Miles
Omaha 520 Miles
Des Moines 435 Miles
We're a couple miles north east of Akeley on County Road 23. When arriving into Akeley on State Highway 64 coming from Motley, you will stop at first stop sign (Zappy's Restaurant on right, T & M Express gas station on left).
Turn right onto State Highway 34 (it's also still State Highway 64, they merge for a mile) and follow to outskirts of town (approximately 1 mile).
You will see a sign that says State Highway 64 to Bemidji, turn left (north).
Drive about a mile OVER the lake (make sure you see water on both sides) and turn right onto gravel County Road 23.
We're less than a mile on the right. (If you can't see the lake on your right any more, you've gone too far.)
Look for big sign!
Check-in at lodge (see resort layout map)