A Classic Minnesota Family Lake Resort in Park Rapids

Family Resort on Boot Lake

Welcome to Half Moon Trail Resort – a family owned and operated resort in Park Rapids, Minnesota, just minutes away from Itasca State Park. Personalized care and service by our exceptional staff await your arrival. Our northern Minnesota resort has a heated pool, beautiful sand beach, and lots of kids activities. Our staff strives to create an exciting Minnesota lake vacation where your family will make many timeless memories. We have 19 housekeeping cabins on the lake that are clean, modern, and can accommodate group sizes ranging from small families to large reunions. Spacious grounds feature beautifully manicured gardens, creating the perfect setting for your family to reconnect and unwind from the hustle of everyday life. The lodge at Half Moon Trail is a hub of activity that hosts everything from free morning coffee, ping pong, weekly massages, or a malt at our old fashioned ice cream counter.

The resort is nestled among mature oaks and pines on the shores of Boot Lake, one of the clearest in Minnesota. The lakes relatively undeveloped shoreline offers great fishing and paddling opportunities, and is ideal for water sports. Our large sand beach offers a perfect spot to relax and soak up the rays while the kids build a sand castle. The beach is secluded, flat, and is surrounded by gardens making it one of the popular spots on a hot summer day.

The Park Rapids area comes alive in the summer months with many coming to enjoy one of Minnesota’s best lake areas. There are many great golf courses, along with shopping and dining opportunities, to compliment a summer lake vacation. Itasca State Park, home of the headwaters of the mighty Mississippi river, is a short drive from our Park Rapids Resort. Here you will find 16 miles of paved bike trails along with many hiking trails for the outdoor enthusiast in your family. If you’re looking for other things to do in Park Rapids, there are many other great options including biking, adventure ropes course, go-carts, and berry picking for your family to experience a true northern Minnesota family vacation.

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All just steps away from Boot Lake our cabins accommodate small families to large reunions.


Dispersed throughout the spacious grounds, your family will never run out of things to do.


A great way to make memories and share a laugh with family and friends in Lakes Country.


Filled with north country charm, it’s a perfect spot to grab an afternoon ice cream treat.

  • Free Morning Coffee
  • Wifi
  • Weekly Massages
  • Old Fashioned Ice Cream Counter

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