The residents and business owners of Cuyuna Lakes invite you to experience all that our unique destination has to offer. This is home to Crosby, Ironton, Deerwood, Cuyuna, Trommald, Emily, Riverton and Bay Lake – where small town charm meets the great outdoors. We’re honored you’re interested in visiting and are excited to have you as our guest.
Much like the red dirt that remains on your boots after a trek to the top of Miner’s Mountain, our story will leave tracks on your soul. Our tale was forged by the sweat, sacrifice and toil of the men and women who uncovered the minerals that built the backbone of this great region.
Over generations, the economy of the Cuyuna Lakes experienced a boon and bust as the mining era ended, and again with the close of the historic Scorpion snowmobile industry. However, as famously quoted by S.A. Sachs, “Hope rises like a phoenix from the ashes of shattered dreams.” Those who remained had a vision of hope, and it was decided our story would be one of resilience.
The barren mine pits that remained were reclaimed by nature to create pristine lakes now stocked full of trout and brimming with possibilities. Trails worthy of global acclaim now wind through this beautiful land we are so proud to call our backyard. So, get off the beaten path and come explore.
This is a place for family; a regional hub for health care; an excellent school district that embraces technology. We’re proud to be a destination for tomorrow’s leaders and future entrepreneurs. We welcome you during any season to experience how our area is embracing change. There are very few times in life that you can be part of a story this big in a region this small.