The city of Garrison is located on the west side of Mille Lacs Lake, the largest lake in central Minnesota and a lake that is well known for its Walleye fishing. The recreational opportunities in the area abound with many opportunities for fishing, boating, snowmobiling, ATV riding, hunting, dining, golfing, hiking, and more. Garrison hosts many special events throughout the year including fishing and ice fishing contests, ice racing and more. Grand Casino-Mille Lacs is also nearby offering dining and entertainment. Garrison offers retail, professional, and healthcare services, churches, and many resort options in the area.