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Here are the 113 lakes we have listed within USA > Midwest > Minnesota - compared by Deepest Lakes.

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Lake Name Maximum depth in feet Lake Description
Lake Superior
(Ontario, Canada / Great Lakes / Michigan, USA / Minnesota, USA / Wisconsin, USA)
1,332 Lake Superior Pictures Skipping over state and country borders, Lake Superior, the largest, deepest, coldest, cleanest, least developed, and most pristine of the Great Lakes, reigns as the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area. By volume, this 31,820 square mile colossus ranks fourth - a whopping 2,900 cubic ...
Saganaga Lake
(Ontario, Canada / Minnesota, USA)
280 Saganaga Lake Pictures Saganaga Lake Message Forums The 13,832 acres of Saganaga Lake straddle the border of Northeastern Minnesota and Ontario, Canada. Part of the well known Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), Saganaga Lake is also an outdoor playground. Camping, fishing, hiking, canoeing and many other recreational activities await all ...
Lake of the Woods
(Manitoba, Canada / Ontario, Canada / Minnesota, USA)
210 Lake of the Woods Pictures Spanning the border from Minnesota into the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba, Lake of the Woods is an enormous body of water over 68 miles long, 59 miles wide, with 25,000 miles of shoreline - the world's longest lake shoreline. The western part of the lake is mostly open water, while the ...
Ten Mile Lake
(Minnesota, USA)
208 Ten Mile Lake Message Forums Also known as: Tenmile Lake
Ten Mile Lake is a 5,046-acre spring-fed lake located near Hackensack, in the northwest region of Minnesota. With 25 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 208 feet, the lake has much to offer when it comes to water recreation. Diving, snorkeling, swimming, trophy fishing, boating and water skiing ...
Gunflint Lake
(Minnesota, USA)
200 Gunflint Lake Pictures Gunflint Lake Message Forums Gunflint Lake holds a special spot in the hearts of outdoors fans in Minnesota's Northeastern Region. Almost 30 miles northwest of Grand Marais 'as the crow flies', Gunflint Lake calls out 'Northwoods Adventure' loud and clear. This large lake forms part of the boundary between the United States and ...
Alexandria Chain of Lakes
(Minnesota, USA)
163 Alexandria Chain of Lakes Pictures Alexandria Chain of Lakes Message Forums 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 the small city of Alexandria, a couple of hours northwest of the Twin Cities. Easy access, a wide variety of water-based activities, and a wealth ...
Rainy Lake
(Ontario, Canada / Minnesota, USA)
161 Rainy Lake Pictures Rainy Lake's sprawling 221,000 acres straddle the border of the United States and Canada. Known as a water sports lover's paradise, Rainy Lake is located in the Northeastern Region of Minnesota near International Falls and Ranier. Canada's portion of Rainy Lake consists of 75% of this massive body ...
Namakan Lake
(Ontario, Canada / Minnesota, USA)
151 Namakan Lake Pictures Namakan Lake Message Forums Also known as: Namakan Reservoir
Namakan Lake's delights await the lucky visitor. Covering more than 24,000 acres with many small islands, about half of the lake is located in Minnesota's Northeast Region and the other half in Ontario, Canada. The USA portion of the lake lies within Voyageurs National Park, a vast expanse of woods ...
Leech Lake
(Minnesota, USA)
150 Leech Lake Pictures Leech Lake Message Forums With over 120,000 acres of water and 316 miles of shoreline, Leech Lake is the third largest lake located entirely in Minnesota, the "Land of 10,000 Lakes". Leech Lake is nestled in the Northwest Region of Minnesota in Cass County with most of its boundaries in the Chippewa National Forest and the ...
Snowbank Lake
(Minnesota, USA)
150 Snowbank Lake Pictures Snowbank Lake Message Forums Remote Snowbank Lake in northeast Minnesota borders the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and serves as a gateway to this popular outdoor adventure-land. Enveloped within Superior National Forest, there is little private property along the lakeshore. The few private homes are clustered in areas ...
Sea Gull Lake
(Minnesota, USA)
145 Sea Gull Lake Pictures Sea Gull Lake Message Forums Sea Gull Lake is at the end of Gunflint Trail, one of Northeast Minnesota's best known and most loved Scenic Byways. The trail provides 57 miles of near-wilderness scenery and outdoor sporting venues, with Sea Gull Lake very near the actual end of the route. Gunflint Trail goes around the north end ...
Lake Elmo
(Minnesota, USA)
140 Lake Elmo Pictures Lake Elmo Message Forums Shining like a jewel in an oasis of green, Lake Elmo is located along the eastern city limits of St. Paul, Minnesota. This 281-acre lake has been offering visitors and residents respite and relaxation since the 1800's. Lake Elmo has more than enough water for boating, fishing and paddling for visitors ...
Whitefish Lake
(Minnesota, USA)
140 Whitefish Lake Pictures Whitefish Lake Message Forums 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 Minnesota, Whitefish Lake is part of the Whitefish Chain of Lakes which includes Upper Whitefish Lake, Lower Whitefish Lake, Big Trout Lake, Clamshell ...
Whitefish Chain of Lakes
(Minnesota, USA)
138 Whitefish Chain of Lakes Message Forums 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 in the Brained area, which is well known for its lakes, Whitefish Chain of Lakes is the largest of the chain lakes, boasting close to 14,000 acres of ...
Big Sand Lake
(Minnesota, USA)
135 Big Sand Lake Pictures Big Sand Lake Message Forums One of the many beautiful lakes in Northwest Minnesota is Big Sand Lake with over 1600 acres, providing many opportunities to enjoy water sports of all types. Located 40 miles south of Bemidji, Big Sand Lake often doesn't make the first-time visitor's radar as it has only two lodge resorts along its ...
Kabekona Lake
(Minnesota, USA)
133 Kabekona Lake Pictures Kabekona Lake Message Forums They start almost every day this way, sitting on the deck, and watching the loons glide across Kabekona Lake. When they were ready to retire they knew they wanted to live in a secluded place on the water. Peaceful Kabekona Lake in northwest Minnesota was the perfect fit. Its beautiful tree-lined ...
Roosevelt Lake
(Minnesota, USA)
129 Roosevelt Lake Message Forums 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 of a group of hundreds of lakes feeding the Pine River, a major tributary to the mighty Mississippi. Although many of the lakes in the Northern Lakes ...
Big Trout Lake
(Minnesota, USA)
128 Big Trout Lake Pictures Big Trout Lake Message Forums 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 clear and deep, lined with trees and home to many lovely lake homes. Other lakes on the chain have more public access and are more crowded. Big Trout ...
Burntside Lake
(Minnesota, USA)
126 Burntside Lake Pictures Burntside Lake Message Forums Burntside Lake is an impressive nine-mile long lake in St. Louis County, Minnesota. With a surface area of 7,314 acres and no motor restrictions, Burntside Lake is an extremely popular destination for water sports enthusiasts, many of whom are positively addicted to water skiing, boating and wake boarding. ...
Cass Lake
(Minnesota, USA)
120 Cass Lake Pictures Cass Lake is, without a doubt, one of Minnesota's natural treasures. Its scenic beauty is only surpassed by its rich history, unique features and the many ways visitors can enjoy the lake and surrounding area. The lake is a popular destination for recreational fishing, boating, and swimming. There ...
Deer Lake
(Minnesota, USA)
120 Deer Lake Pictures Deer Lake Message Forums Also known as: Lake of Changing Colors
Often called the "Lake of Changing Colors," Deer Lake is a jewel in Minnesota's northwoods country. Located northwest of Grand Rapids in south-central Itasca County, this Deer Lake is not to be confused with a smaller Deer Lake located in northern Itasca County. Part of Minnesota's Northeast tourism ...
Otter Tail Lake
(Minnesota, USA)
120 Otter Tail Lake Message Forums 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 region of Minnesota. Otter Tail Lake is part of the Otter Tail River Chain of Lakes which also includes Rush, Big Pine, Little Pine, Deer, East Lost, ...
Wabana Lake
(Minnesota, USA)
115 Wabana Lake Message Forums Also known as: Wabana Chain of Lakes
Trilling their distinctive call, loons glide across the surface of Wabana Lake, dodging in and out of the mist rising from the exceptionally clear water. They share the early morning with anglers searching for the walleye that make their home in this Minnesota lake. Connected to the Wabana Chain of ...
Pokegama Lake
(Minnesota, USA)
114 Pokegama Lake Message Forums Also known as: Lake Pokegama
Pokegama Lake has been a premier vacation destination for over 100 years. Located on the southwestern side of Grand Rapids, Minnesota in Itasca County, the lake offers over 6,600 acres of water and 55 miles of shoreline for year round adventure. Prior to 1858, the lands above Pokegama Lake were ...
Lake Minnetonka
(Minnesota, USA)
113 Lake Minnetonka Pictures Lake Minnetonka's 14,000 acres contain many bays and coves, resembling a collection of smaller lakes. "Minnetonka" comes from the Sioux language meaning "big waters." Many Native Americans, including the Dakota, Sioux, Ojibwa, Cheyenne, and Iowa tribes, lived in the Minnetonka area in previous centuries. ...
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