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The location of Lake Park









Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Lake Park.

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Lake Park, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lake Park and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Lake Park and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Lake Park. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Lake Park.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Becker County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Becker County sighting report from eBird.

Since Lake Park is near Clay County and also Otter Tail County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Clay County

Sighting report for Otter Tail County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Lake Park.

How Far From Lake Park to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Lake Park to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Lake Park and extending to:

  • Detroit Lakes [Map], which is the Seat of Becker County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Lake Park to Detroit Lakes, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 196 miles [315.4 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,106 miles [1,779.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 44 days and walking would take 63 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,211 miles [9,995.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,972 miles [11,220.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,902 miles [7,889 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lake Park ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Lake Park.

Within Minnesota, there is just one other community named Lake Park. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 21 communities in the United States and Canada - with 21 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Minnesota

Communities outside of Minnesota


Communities Outside of Minnesota

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FloridaIowaOntarioVirginia
 
GeorgiaMississippiTennesseeWashington
 
IllinoisNorth CarolinaUtahWisconsin
 
IndianaOhioVermont 

Florida

Palm Beach County

Our profile page for Lake Park, Palm Beach County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,638 miles [2,636.1 km] to the Southeast.

Georgia

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Lake Park, Dougherty County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,229 miles [1,977.9 km] to the Southeast.

Lowndes County

Our profile page for Lake Park, Lowndes County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,313 miles [2,113.1 km] to the Southeast.

Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Lake Park, Cook County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Cook County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Indiana

LaPorte County

Our profile page for Lake Park, LaPorte County   [Map]

Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the Southeast.

Iowa

Dickinson County

Our profile page for Lake Park, Dickinson County   [Map]

Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the South.

Mississippi

Warren County

Our profile page for Lake Park, Warren County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,049 miles [1,688.2 km] to the South Southeast.

North Carolina

Union County

Our profile page for Lake Park, Union County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,141 miles [1,836.3 km] to the Southeast.

Wake County

Our profile page for Lake Park, Wake County

Although located in Wake County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ohio

Stark County

Our profile page for Lake Park, Stark County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Stark County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ontario

Our profile page for Lake Park   [Map]

Distance: About 961 miles [1,546.6 km] to the East.

Tennessee

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Lake Park, Cumberland County   [Map]

Distance: About 948 miles [1,525.7 km] to the Southeast.

Hamblen County

Our profile page for Lake Park, Hamblen County   [Map]

Distance: About 984 miles [1,583.6 km] to the Southeast.

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Lake Park, Sullivan County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,000 miles [1,609.3 km] to the Southeast.

Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Lake Park, Davis County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Davis County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Lake Park, Salt Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 894 miles [1,438.8 km] to the West Southwest.

Vermont

Orleans County

Our profile page for Lake Park, Orleans County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,150 miles [1,850.7 km] to the East.

Virginia

Tazewell County

Our profile page for Lake Park, Tazewell County   [Map]

Distance: About 994 miles [1,599.7 km] to the Southeast.

Washington

King County

Our profile page for Lake Park, King County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,219 miles [1,961.8 km] to the West Northwest.

Pierce County

Our profile page for Lake Park, Pierce County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Pierce County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wisconsin

Calumet County

Our profile page for Lake Park, Calumet County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Calumet County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lake Park ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Audubon   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East of Lake Park   [Map]

Clear View   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Dale   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Downer   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Norwegian Grove   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the South   [Map]

Pelican Rapids   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Richards   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Richwood   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Minnesota

About Becker County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lake Park. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Becker County: www.co.becker.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lake Park) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lake Park. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lake Park

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.8839, Longitude: -96.0985     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lake Park have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Lake Park to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 320.334 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.729 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.73 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Lake Park could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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