Kittson County

Kittson County

Our county is located in the very northwest corner of Minnesota. Manitoba, Canada is our neighbor to the north, and Pembina County, North Dakota is our neighbor to the west. Kittson County is named after Canadian fur trader and railroad entrepreneur Norman Kittson. The population is 4,552. Skull Lake is Kittson County’s only natural lake. Lake Bronson, for which the city of Lake Bronson takes its name, is man-made. Its county seat is Hallock. The county has a total area of 1,103.51 square miles, of which 1,097.08 square miles (or 99.42%) is land and 6.43 square miles (or 0.58%) is water.

Kittson County is home to numerous bird species both common and rare, including: Sandhill Crane, Snow, Blue, & Canada Goose, migrating Swans, Marbled Godwit, several owl species, ruffed & sharptail grouse, Hungarian Partridge, Bald Eagle, Cormorant, many shore birds, and many upland species. Many public lands are within a short drive including Lake Bronson State Park, Aggasiz National Wildlife Refuge, and several DNR managed Wildlife management Areas. Other common wildlife include timber wolf, whitetail deer, black bear, moose, and beavers.

 Visitors to Kittson County can take in numerous activities such as bird watching and wildlife, biking, bowling, camping ,cross-country skiing, golf, hunting and fishing, Kittson County Museum, Lake Bronson State Park, snowmobiling, and swimming pools.

For more information contact Kittson County EDA, c/o Kittson County Extension Office, 410 South 5th Street, Suite 200, Hallock, MN 56728 1-218-843-3674. E-Mail: or look us up at

Hallock Lodging-
Budget Host Caribou Inn 218-843-3702
Gateway Motel 218-843-2032
Valley Motel 218-843-2828


Karlstad Lodging-North Star Motor Inn 218-436-2494


Hallock City Park 218-843-2737

Lake Bronson State Park 218-754-2200