We're sure you know Minnesota as the land of 10,000 lakes, but have you ever taken the time to really explore if this is fact or fiction? Considering that there is one recreational watercraft, such as a boat, per every six Minnesotans, it won't be hard to get on a body of water (learn more). We invite you to the challenge of discovering some of those lakes we're so proud of, and maybe paddle down a river or two along the way as well. Visit the water pages above to begin your journey to Minnesota's lakes and rivers!
In case you do happen to find that lake or river suited to your tastes and brought a fishing pole along, we've located some spots in the region that might allow you to bring home a lucky catch! "Six Best Bets for Minnesota Walleye Fishing" by Dan Johnson advises three lakes in our region that offer abundant opportunity for walleye fishing heaven: Mille Lacs Lake, Cass Lake, and Leech Lake. Leave a comment in the comment box below to tell us what your favorite fishing spot is. Visit the fishing page to learn more about MN's diverse population of freshwater fish.
Click here to see a complete list of MN lakes. Or, find a county on the map below and use the zoom feature to explore the bodies of water located in the area.