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Splendid Recreation With a Scenic View

Lake Carlos’s Story

Lake Carlos State Park in Douglas County, Minnesota, is located ten miles north of Alexandria on Highway 29. The park offers visitors a beautiful setting of rolling hills, hardwood forests, grassy meadows, prairies, and a deep clean lake noted for its abundance of walleyes, northerns, bass, and panfish. The park is located on the north end of Lake Carlos. Lake Carlos is on a chain of five lakes that extend from Alexandria north to the park. One third of Minnesota's 80 mammals and over 150 species of birds inhabit the park seasonally or year around. Visitors often see beaver, deer, loons, grebes, ducks and heron.

Sculpted by ancient glaciers, Lake Carlos State Park contains a tamarack bog, marshes, woodland ponds, and lakes. A variety of recreational activities revolve around the lake. Clear and deep, Lake Carlos offers visitors a perfect setting for swimming, fishing, boating, camping, hiking and horseback riding. In the winter, ski from the tamarack bog to a maple-basswood forest.

Receding glaciers left most of Douglas County blanketed with layers of gravel and sand. This "drift"contains pebbles and round stones of all sizes. Retreating glaciers also left huge chunks of broken ice. When these blocks melted, they formed the area's lakes. Lake Carlos is 150 feet deep in places. The outlet at the northeast corner is the source of the Long Prairie River. Although no rock outcrops occur in this area, boulders taken from glacial drift supplied farmers in the area with building blocks for the foundations and walls of their homes and barns. This granite masonry can also be seen in the park's beach house and pump station.

Early European settlers drifted into the area after the signing of the Traverse des Sioux treaty in 1851. This treaty opened much of central Minnesota to white settlement. Alexander and William Kinkaid settled at the junction between Lake Agnes and Lake Winona, the area that was to become the town of Alexandria. During the U.S./Dakota conflict of 1862, most of the settlers moved east to Sauk Centre and St. Cloud, but returned to the area later that year. During the Great Depression, the state purchased the land that became Lake Carlos State Park in 1937.

Today, the park's 1,305 acres lie within a hardwood transition zone between the prairies to the southwest and the coniferous forest to the northeast. The park's glacial moraine topography is dotted with woodland ponds, marshes, wet meadows, and lakes cradled among the hills. Nearby residents and visitors can hike or ski from a tamarack bog to a maple-basswood stand, or from open grassland to forested ridges...all within minutes.

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Lake Carlos Homes and Real Estate

Whether recreational land, homes, or properties of all sizes and views, you'll find Lake Carlos area real estate opportunities that are right for your needs. As you would expect, Lake Carlos real estate is highly valued and available homes and properties sell quickly.

Lake Carlos, Minnesota real estate includes a wide variety of homes for sale, condos for sale, water access properties (waterfront, bay or lake view), active adult communities, hobby farms and executive properties. With Dorothy and Glen Reiner as their real estate partner, real estate buyers and sellers, alike, can rest assured they’ll find the real estate solution they’ve been looking for.

Sellers who have been in the area for a while know our reputation for knowledgeable advice, enthusiastic service, creative marketing and professional networking. We mine every source for suitable properties so you can feel at ease that your search will produce the right kind of property for you.

For buyers new to the area, Dorothy and Glen Reiner will provide the specialized services you deserve: a strong work ethic, personal real estate expertise to help define your needs, help with selecting and securing standard financing for your purchase, special technology, constant communication throughout the transaction, and more. Our recognized expertise, professionalism and commitment to customer satisfaction has made us the choice of many previous home buyers to help guide their search, from existing homes for sale, properties for sale, lots, vacant land, new construction, 55-plus and retirement communities, investment properties, waterfront, golf and recreational properties, all the way to luxury villas, estates and executive homes.

So when you're ready to buy or sell real estate in or around Lake Carlos, Minnesota, please let Dorothy and Glen Reiner help you purchase the home or property of your dreams. Contact Dorothy and Glen Reiner today!

Other nearby communities have similar real estate characteristics as Lake Carlos and may also be of interest to you in your home search. Please feel free to ask Dorothy and Glen Reiner about homes for sale, lakeside/riverside properties and other real estate listings for nearby communities, such as Alexandria, Miltona, Osakis, Glenwood, Starbuck, Parkers Prairie, Hoffman, Brainerd, Whitefish Chain, Detroit Lakes, Battle Lake, Brandon, Sauk Centre, Carlos, Spicer, Willmar, Ashby, Douglas County, Todd County, Stevens County, Pope County, Grant County, Lake Le Homme Dieu, Lake Carlos, Lake Darling, Lake Miltona, Lake Ida, Lake Geneva, Lake Victoria, Lake Latoka, Lake Minnewaska, Pelican Lake, Lobster Lake, Lake Chippewa, Maple Lake, Lake Mary, Otter Tail County, Lake Reno, Lake Cowdry, Alexandria Chain of Lakes, Gull Lake and much more.

Learn more about Lake Carlos, Minnesota…

Douglas County, MN (official website)
Lake Carlos, MN Google Earth Map
Alexandria Chamber of Commerce
View Lake Carlos, MN Area Jobs
Lake Carlos, MN on Wikipedia.com
The State of Minnesota

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