Central Lakes A-Z
- Alexandria Chain of Lakes
- Lake Irene
- Ann Lake
- Lake Lida
- Battle Lake
- Lake Lizzie
- Bay Lake
- Lake Mary
- Bear Lake
- Lake Minnewaska
- Big Birch Lake
- Lake Osakis
- Big Pine Lake
- Lake Owasso & Lake Josephine
- Big Stone Lake
- Lake Traverse
- Big Trout Lake
- Lewis Lake
- Brainerd Lakes
- Mille Lacs Lake
- Cedar Lake
- North Long Lake
- Clamshell Lake
- Norway Lake
- Clearwater Lake
- Otter Tail Lake
- Cross Lake
- Pelican Lake-Crow Wing County
- Cullen Chain of Lakes
- Pelican Lake-Otter Tail County
- Cuyuna Lakes, Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area
- Roosevelt Lake
- East Silent Lake
- Rush Lake
- Farm Island Lake
- Smith Lake
- Fish Trap Lake
- South Long Lake
- Green Lake
- Star Lake
- Gull Lake
- Whitefish Chain of Lakes
- Horseshoe Chain of Lakes
- Whitefish Lake
Central Lakes and Reservoirs
|Lake Name||Lake Summary|
|Alexandria Chain of Lakes||
Also known as: Lake Geneva, Lake Darling, Lake Carlos, Lake Le Homme Dieu, Lake Victoria, Lake Cowdry, Lake Jessie, North Union Lake, Lake Taylor, Lake Stony and Lake Brophy
A favorite for family vacations in Minnesota's Central Lakes region is the group of lakes known as the Alexandria Chain of Lakes. The lakes nearly surround ...
|Ann Lake||In a land with thousands of lakes, a spot like Ann Lake might be overlooked. But this lake in Minnesota's Central Region might well be the perfect spot ...|
Also known as: East Battle Lake, West Battle Lake
Connected by Battle Creek, West Battle Lake and East Battle Lake sprawl across over 7,500 acres of central Minnesota in Ottertail County. With more than ...
Also known as: Sisabagama Lake
Located in the Brainerd Lakes area of Minnesota's Central Region, Bay Lake has been the summer home of generations of Mid-westerners since early in the ...
|Bear Lake||Sunny days, solitude and shoreline - that's what you'll find at Bear Lake. Located in Minnesota's Central Region, little Bear Lake provides them all. ...|
|Big Birch Lake||Big Birch Lake lies at the heart of Minnesota. With sparkling water spread across Todd and Stearns County lines, Big Birch Lake is at the geographic center ...|
|Big Pine Lake||Snowmobiles race through the snow-covered countryside of central Minnesota, darting between Big Pine Lake and the area's other lakes. With the ice huts ...|
|Big Stone Lake||Big Stone Lake's sparkling blue water covers 12,360 acres and forms the border between western Minnesota and northeastern South Dakota. This picturesque ...|
|Big Trout Lake||One of the prettiest places to watch the sun rise in Central Minnesota is Big Trout Lake. This popular lake on the Whitefish Chain of Lakes is wonderfully ...|
|Brainerd Lakes||One of Minnesota's most famous vacation wonderlands is the Brainerd Lakes. Located about two hours northwest of the Minneapolis-St Paul metro-plex, Brainerd ...|
|Cedar Lake||Visitors never tire of exploring Cedar Lake, Minnesota with its many twists, turns, bays, and coves. Cedar Lake is a spring- and small stream-fed lake ...|
Also known as: Whitefish Chain of Lakes
Peals of laughter are often heard when central Minnesota's Clamshell Lake comes into view. Walking through the trees towards its sandy shoreline reveals ...
|Clearwater Lake||Just north of Minnesota's small city of Annandale is Clearwater Lake, a popular residential lake in an area with abundant bodies of water. Visitors and ...|
Also known as: Whitefish Chain of Lakes
Cross Lake is one of 14 lakes in the Whitefish Chain of Lakes, which is the largest chain in the Brained area of Minnesota. Nestled in central Minnesota ...
|Cullen Chain of Lakes||
Also known as: Upper Cullen Lake, Middle Cullen Lake, Lower Cullen Lake
Cullen Chain of Lakes consists of three lakes, Upper Cullen, Middle Cullen, and Lower Cullen, located in Crow Wing County in the Central Region of Minnesota. ...
|Cuyuna Lakes, Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area||
Also known as: Blackhoof Lake, Mahnomen Lake, Little Mahnomen Lake, Pascoe Lake, June Lake, Portage Lake, Serpent Lake, Sagamore Mine Lake, Huntington Mine Lake, Pennington Mine Lake, Portsmouth Mine Lake, Mahnomen Mine Lakes #1 and #2 and other small lakes
Little known but extra special are the many lakes within the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area in central Minnesota. Nature lovers and recreational ...
|East Silent Lake||East Silent Lake is located in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, with 328 watery acres and a maximum depth of 48 feet. The lake's 4.8-mile sandy shoreline ...|
|Farm Island Lake||With over 2000 acres of water hidden behind an unassuming name, Farm Island Lake is sheer Central Minnesota delight. The lake is named for the largest ...|
|Fish Trap Lake||A pure Minnesotan jewel, the sparkling 1,175-acre Fish Trap Lake is situated in the state's central tourism region. Located in Morrison County just two ...|
|Green Lake||Minnesota's moniker is the 'Land of 10,000 Lakes,' and 5,560-acre Green Lake became known as the 'Gem of 10,000 Lakes' during its development in the early ...|
Also known as: Brainerd Lakes
Gull Lake, located in the Central Region of Minnesota's "Land of 10,000 Lakes", boasts 9,418 surface acres and 38 miles of pristine shoreline. The deep, ...
|Horseshoe Chain of Lakes||
Also known as: Horseshoe Chain, Sauk River Chain of Lakes
The Horseshoe Chain of Lakes in Central Minnesota has been a well-loved vacation destination for many years. The chain of over a dozen lakes along the ...
|Lake Irene||Lake Irene is a great place to plant vacation roots in Minnesota's Central region. This 640-acre lake is in an area with dozens of lakes large and small ...|
Also known as: North Lake Lida
Located in the Central Region of Minnesota, Lake Lida (also known as North Lake Lida) is a 5,564-acre lake known for its prime walleye fishing. With a ...
|Lake Lizzie||Located six miles northeast of Pelican Rapids in Otter Tail County, Lake Lizzie is a 4,035-acre lake connected to Pelican Lake and Prairie Lake via the ...|
|Lake Mary||Covering 2,371 acres, Lake Mary is one of the larger lakes in the Alexandria Lakes Area in Douglas County, Minnesota. Although certain areas of the lake ...|
Also known as: Minnewaska Lake
Perfectly positioned in Minnesota's Central region for easy access, Lake Minnewaska offers the best of everything in lake-based recreation. Over 7,000 ...
Also known as: Osakis Lake
Lake Osakis, stretched across the prairie in the Central Region of Minnesota, has been a vacation destination for several generations of 'lake lubbers'. ...
|Lake Owasso & Lake Josephine||Twin residential lakes in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, Lake Josephine and Lake Owasso offer a welcome recreational respite from the bustling cities ...|
|Lake Traverse||Lake Traverse straddles the border of Minnesota's Central tourism region and South Dakota's northeastern Great Lakes and Prairie region. Covering more ...|
|Lewis Lake||Deep within eastern Minnesota's wilderness sits an enticing body of water known as Lewis Lake. This body of water was naturally formed from the most recent ...|
|Mille Lacs Lake||
Also known as: Lake Mille Lacs
August 2015 Update: The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources issued an order August 2, 2015 banning walleye fishing for the rest of the season. The ...
|North Long Lake||
Also known as: Brainerd Lakes
Covering almost 6,000 acres, North Long Lake is one of the largest and most popular of the Brainerd Lakes. North Long Lake is located in the Central ...
|Norway Lake||Norway Lake is nestled in Kandiyohi County on the southern border of Minnesota's Central tourism region. It is part of the Wilmar Lakes Area which includes ...|
|Otter Tail Lake||With over 13,000 acres of water and 22 miles of shoreline, Otter Tail Lake is the largest lake in Otter Tail County and is located in the Central tourism ...|
|Pelican Lake-Crow Wing County||Long a traditional vacation lake in Minnesota's Central region, Pelican Lake is the second-largest lake in the Brainerd Lakes area. Over 8,000 acres of ...|
|Pelican Lake-Otter Tail County||Pelican Lake is a 3,925-acre lake located in northwestern Otter Tail County approximately 7 miles north of Pelican Rapids, Minnesota. Pelican Lake is ...|
Also known as: Crooked Lake -historical
Roosevelt Lake is the kind of place that evokes generations of memories. Located about 45 miles north of Brainerd, Roosevelt Lake is at the north end ...
|Rush Lake||Rush Lake is a 5,338-acre natural lake located in central Otter Tail County in the Central Region of Minnesota. Rush Lake is part of the Otter Tail River ...|
|Smith Lake||Nestled quietly between Lake Osakis and the City of Alexandria, Smith Lake in Minnesota's Central Region faces little tourist pressure. Not well known ...|
|South Long Lake||
Also known as: Upper South Long Lake, Lower South Long Lake, Brainerd Lakes
South Long Lake near Brainerd, Minnesota in Crow Wing County offers 2,115 acres of scenic beauty with a shoreline surrounded by rolling hills covered ...
|Star Lake||Star Lake is a 4,721-acre lake located in north-central Otter Tail County approximately four miles west of Dent, Minnesota. The lake's name was derived ...|
|Whitefish Chain of Lakes||
Also known as: Pine River Reservoir
Whitefish Chain of Lakes, also known as the Pine River Reservoir, is one of six Mississippi River Headwater Reservoirs in central Minnesota. Located ...
Also known as: Upper Whitefish Lake and Lower Whitefish Lake, Whitefish Chain of Lakes
The natural beauty of Whitefish Lake will leave visitors spellbound and ready to leave the cares of the world behind. Nestled in the Central Region of ...