Lodging with Availability During the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

Lodging Availability for August 17–20, 2023

The Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals held at Brainerd International Raceway August 17–20 is one of the biggest weekends in racing where the top drag racers barrel down the drag strip at over 330 mph. Race fans from all over come to watch this adrenaline-fueled event!

NHRA Nationals weekend is notoriously busy across the Brainerd Lakes area. But there are lodging properties that have availability over race weekend. Don’t delay; these openings won’t last long!

Brainerd Area

Aerial photo of Maddens on Gull Lake on a summer day showing the vast golf courses with trees and walking paths with the large resort buildings and cabins in the distance and Gull Lake in the background
Photo Courtesy Madden's Resort

Madden's Resort

Lakefront resort on Gull Lake.

  • A few cabins/rooms available
  • August 19–21 (2-night minimum)

maddens.com
800-233-2934

Photo of seveal cabins on a sunny day at the edge of the woods at Niemeyer's Rugged River Resort
Photo Courtesy Niemeyer’s Rugged River Resort

Niemeyer’s Rugged River Resort

A resort and seasonal campground on the Mississippi River.

  • Cabin 2: 1-bedroom available
  • Cabin 3: 1-bedroom available
  • Cabin 6: 2-bedroom available
  • 3–4 night minimum stay

ruggedriverresort.com
218-829-4587

Campsite at Paul Bunyan Land with many RVs on a summer day copy
Photo Courtesy Paul Bunyan Land Campground

Paul Bunyan Land Campground

A family friendly campground located next to Paul Bunyan Land. Accepts tents and RVs of all sizes. 

  • RV sites available. Water, electric, and sewer. 2-night minimum stay.

paulbunyanland.com
218-764-2524

Photo from Shady Hollow Resort showing busy swimming beach with water toys and dock and many kids swimming and playing in the lake on a summer day
Photo Courtesy Shady Hollow Resort

Shady Hollow Resort

Lakefront resort and campground on Hardy Lake

NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals Race Weekend

  • Cabin: 2-bedroom/1-bath (AC)

  • Cabin: 2-bedroom/1-bath (no AC)

shadyhollowresort.com
218-828-9308

Aerial photo of Quarterdeck Resort showing the large three story lodging building along the lakeshore, with a sandy beach and boat docks, and Gull Lake in the foreground and Forest in the Background on a warm sunny summer day
Photo Courtesy Quarterdeck Resort

Quarterdeck Resort

Lakefront resort on Gull Lake.

  • A few 5-bedroom houses available
  • 3–5 night minimum stay

quarterdeckresort.com
218-963-2482

Cabin at Sullivan's Resort on a summer day copy
Photo Courtesy Sullivan's Resort

Sullivans Resort & Campground

Lakefront resort on North Long Lake.

  • Park Model 11: Queen bed with 2 twin beds in loft
  • 3-night minimum

sullivansresort.com
888-829-5697

Crosslake Area

Photo of Historic Ponderosa Resort on a sunny summer day showing rustic cabins next to a lake surrounded by forest copy
Photo Courtesy Above & Beyond Homes

Above & Beyond Homes

Vacation home rentals.

stayonthechain.com
218-656-0613

Photo of Pine Peaks Lodge and Suites that is a hotel built in a cabin style on a spring day with a blue sky background copy 2
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Pine Peaks Lodge and Suites

Hotel and suites in Crosslake.

  • 15 rooms available
  • 3-night minimum stay

pinepeakscrosslake.com
218-692-7829

Cuyuna Area

Cabin at Camp Holiday Resort and Campground on a summer day copy
Photo Courtesy Camp Holiday Resort & Campground

Camp Holiday Resort & Campground

Lakefront resort and camping on Turtle Lake.

campholiday.com
800-450-2495

Children jumping into an outdoor pool on a sunny fall day with orange trees and a blue lake in the background at Ruttger's Bay lake Resort
Photo Courtesy Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort

Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort

Lakefront resort on Bay Lake.

ruttgers.com
800-450-4545

Hackensack Area

Aerial photo of Tri-Birches Resort showing a hsandy beach at the edge of a lake with large docks boats at the edge of a big woods at sunset on a summer day
Photo Courtesy Tri-Birches Resort

Tri-Birches Resort

Lakefront resort on Five Point Lake.

  • Fawn cabin: 1 bedroom
  • Pine and Birch cabins: 2 bedrooms each
  • 2 tent sites
  • 2 RV sites with electric

tribirches.com
218-675-6523

Little Falls

Photo of the exterior of the AmericInn in Little Falls showing mid-size hotel painted brown and orange on a sunny summer day with a blue sky copy
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AmericInn of Little Falls

Hotel with rooms and suites, plus an indoor pool in Little Falls.

  • August 16–19: A variety of rooms available

Visit Website
(320) 632-1964

Beach and Lake with dock at Lake Edward Resort on a sunny summer day copy
Photo Courtesy Lake Edward Resort

Super 8 of Little Falls

Hotel close to Hwy 10 and amenities in Little Falls.

  • August 16–18: A variety of rooms available

wyndhamhotels.com/super8
320-616-1245

Merrifield Area

Beach and Lake with dock at Lake Edward Resort on a sunny summer day copy
Photo Courtesy Lake Edward Resort

Lake Edward Resort

Lakefront resort on Lake Edward.

  • 1 cabin available with 3 bedrooms starting August 19
  • 3 cabins available with 2 bedrooms starting August 19

lakeedwardresort.com
218-765-3419

Photo of the interrior of a cozy cabin at Mission Beach Resort
Photo Courtesy Mission Beach Resort

Mission Beach Resort

Lakefront resort on Upper Mission Lake.

  • Cabin 1: 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom available starting August 19

missionbeachmn.com
218-765-3447

Mille Lacs Lake Area

Photo of Grand Casino Hotel and Resort showing large building on a cloudy summer day
Photo Courtesy Grand Casino Mille Lacs

Grand Casino Mille Lacs Hotel

Large hotel with casino, live entertainment, pool, and close to Mille Lacs Lake.

  • Double queen rooms
  • RV sites with electric

grandcasinomn.com
800-626-5825

Nisswa Area

Photo from Book the BLA of Cozy Cabin on Clark Lake showing red lawn chairs sourounding a firepit located near huge pines at the edge of a lake on a summer day copy
Photo Courtesy Book the BLA

Book the BLA

Vacation rental homes.

bookthebla.com
218-760-9176

Photo from Lost Lake Lodge of a cute cabin on a sunny summer day next to a lake surrounded by forest copy
Photo courtesy Lost Lake Lodge

Lost Lake Lodge

Resort on the Gull Lake Narrows.

  • August 17–20: 1 2-bedroom cabin available

LodgeLake.com
218-963-2681

Photo of a black cabin at Nature Link Resort surrounded by large pine trees showing a woman walking into cabin with a vintage van out front
Photo Courtesy Nature Link Resort

Nature Link Resort

Lakefront resort on Clark Lake.

  • A few cabins and hotel-style rooms (king, queen, or combo) available

naturelink.us
218-537-3389

Photo of seveal large cabins on a sunny day at Wilderness Point Resort
Photo Courtesy Wilderness Point Resort

Wilderness Point Resort

Lakefront resort on Middle Cullen Lake.

  • 7 cabins available that are 1-and-2-bedrooms
  • 5 villas available that are 4-and-5-bedrooms

wildernesspointresort.com
218-967-3166

Pillager Area

Photo from Shady Hollow Resort showing busy swimming beach with water toys and dock and many kids swimming and playing in the lake on a summer day
Photo Courtesy Shady Hollow Resort

Shady Hollow Resort

Lakefront resort on Hardy Lake.

  • 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom cabin with central AC
  • 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom cabin without central AC

shadyhollowresort.com
218-828-9308

This is not an exhaustive list of all of our lodging members. To see the full list of lodging partners, visit our lodging page on ExploreBrainerdLakes.com.

We make every effort to provide up to date availability, but lodging openings can fill and change quickly.

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