The Cuyuna Lakes Area

The Cuyuna Lakes region of North Central Minnesota is largely comprised by the communities of Crosby, Ironton, Deerwood, Cuyuna, Riverton and Trommald. We draw pickleball players from the surrounding communities of Crosslake, Aitkin, Staples, Motley, Garrison, and beyond.

Winter Pickleball in Deerwood MN

Winter Pickleball at the Deerwood Auditorium: Jon Williams, Lisa Miller vs Nate Schultz & Bill Bunio. Seated: Tom Schneider, Brad Hanes, & Jeff Bordwell.

What was once an iron mining region of Minnesota has now evolved into a beautiful forested area with both natural and crystal clear mine lakes. It is now the home of the world famous Cuyuna Mountain Biking Trails within the 5200 acre Recreation Area bordering Crosby and Ironton.

In conjunction with the City of Ironton, Minnesota, the Cuyuna Lakes Pickleball Association (CLPA) is planning to build a new dedicated six court pickleball center to be constructed in 2022.

Our group of enthusiastic pickleballers have played at the Crosby-Ironton High School tennis court since 2018. The growth of the sport necessitates we develop our own center to accommodate the increasing interest and participation in our region.

The new pickleball center will be located just north of the Ironton Post Office and the FireShack Restaurant at the corner of 3rd St and Winona Ave in Ironton.

Use Playtime Scheduler to book yourself into a session at Deerwood or Hallett Center.

How to Use Playtime Scheduler

Currently we play:

  • Spring, Summer Fall | Outdoors: C-I High School Tennis Courts

  • Spring, Summer Fall | Indoors: Hallett Center, Crosby

    Hallett Center Pickleball

    • March 1 – June 12 – All Day

    • June 12 – August 16 – 5p to Close

    • August 16 – October 15 – All Day

    • Members play free – CLPA Members $5/session – All Other Walk-Ins $10 (Can use all other facilities, as well)

  • ¬†Winter | Indoors: Deerwood Auditorium to April 15 – Link to Sign up for two morning sessions (10-12, 12-2) M,W, & F: Playtime Scheduler



Coming Soon to Ironton, Minnesota!