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Festival - Getting There

The 10,000 Lakes Festival is held at the Soo Pass Ranch and Amphitheater on Minnesota Highway 59, four miles south of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. We are 220 miles northwest of the Minneapolis / St. Paul area, and 45 miles east of Fargo, North Dakota.

Look for festival road signs when approaching the Soo Pass Ranch. Follow the signs to the camping and parking areas.

From the Minneapolis / St Paul Area take Interstate 94 West to US Highway 59 North (Near Fergus Falls, MN, Exit 50). The Soo Pass Ranch is 40 miles north from this exit on US Hwy 59.

You can also take US Highway 10 West from the Minneapolis/St Paul area. U.S. Highway 10 takes you directly into Detroit Lakes. Follow it through the city to US Highway 59 South (left hand turn off of US Hwy 10). We are 4 miles south on US Highway 59.

From the Fargo Area take US Highway 10 East approximately 45 miles to US Highway 59 South (right hand turn off of US Hwy 10). We are 4 miles south on US Highway 59.


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Click Here for a great Aerial Photo of the Soo Pass Ranch

Get Driving Directions to 10KLF:



Arriving At Your Campground

There are no left-hand, cross-traffic turns. You must be traveling in the correct direction in order to make a right-hand turn into your campground. If you do not have a Campground Vehicle Reservation when arriving, follow the road signs and you will be camped in the next available campground. There is plenty of room.

Lake Sallie Campground
: You must be driving south on 59 to make a right turn into the campground.

Northwoods Campground: You must be driving north on 59 to make a right turn into the campground.

VIP Campground: You must be driving south on 22 to make a right turn into the campground.

Blue Ox/Viking Campground: You must be driving north on 22 to make a right turn into the campground.

Accessible Campground: You must be driving north on 59 to make a right turn into the West Gate Entrance and another immediate right turn into the Accessible campground.

There will be campsites and tickets available at the gate. But we strongly recommend purchasing everything in advance to speed your entry into the festival. Follow the road signs.

Click Here for a Google Map of the area.



Day-Parking: To enter Day Parking, take County Highway 22. Day Parking and Accessible Parking will be on the West side of County Highway 22. Overflow Day Parking will be on the East side of County Highway 22.


Airports
:
the closest commercial airport is in Fargo, ND. (Yes, that Fargo). ;> It is about a 45-55 minute drive from the Fargo airport to the festival site. There are cars for rent at the airport, but they sell out fast as summer approaches.

You can also fly into Minneapolis, MN, and flights can often be cheaper than flying into Fargo. This is a huge airport with rental cars. It is roughly a 4 hour drive north from Minneapolis to 10KLF.

Airport Shuttles: there are no official 10,000 Lakes Festival shuttles.

However, MrBusDriver.com has organized a number of airport bus shuttles from both the Fargo, ND and Minneapolis, MN airports directly to the festival grounds, with a return trip back to each airport. For more details Click Here

MrBusDriver.com

 
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