Leech Lake (11020300) is located at Walker, Minnesota in Cass County. It is the third largest Minnesota lake with 112,000 acres of surface area and a maximum depth of 150 feet. Leech Lake has 316 miles of irregular shoreline with many large and small bays and inlets.
The US Forest Service maintains a concrete public access location at Stony Point. The Corps of Engineers has one at Federal Dam. The DNR has concrete public access locations at Erickson Landing, Point View, Whipholt, an asphalt public access at Shingobee Bay, and an earthen public access at Brevik. The City of Walker maintains a very nice concrete public access at Walker City Park.
Leech Lake fishing includes black bullhead, black crappie, bluegill, bowfin (dogfish), brown bullhead, lake whitefish, largemouth bass, northern pike, pumpkinseed, rock bass, tullibee (cisco), walleye, white sucker, yellow bullhead, and yellow perch.
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Leech Lake has pristine, beautiful blue water and numerous coves and bays. The lake is the third largest lake in Minnesota,, and brings in fishermen, families, and tourists from all over. Leech Lake is a nationally recognized game fish lake, often considered the best in the Midwest, which is very attractive to fishermen in both summer and winter seasons. Other activities that can be enjoyed on Leech Lake are boating, sailing, and water sports. However, since Leech Lake is completely within the Chippewa National Forest, activities like biking, bird watching, geocaching, golfing, hiking, hunting, and winter recreation are also available around the lake and surrounding area.
The Chippewa National Forest is the first national forest established east of the Mississippi River. It consists of great marsh lands, rolling hills, and a diversity of woodlands, along with almost 1,300 lakes, including Leech Lake. The forest has an extensive network of over 100 miles of trails, where berry picking, hunting, hiking, nature tracking, and wildlife viewing, bicycling, geocaching, and cross country skiing can be enjoyed.
In Walker, Minnesota, there are plenty of attractions and events all year round to keep the Leech Lake guests busy. walker hosts the Women's Expo, Crazy Days, Cajun Fest, and many ore. There is also shopping, restaurants, museums, tours and sightseeing, arts, and other entertainment opportunities.
In February, the annual Eelpout Festival lasts for three days, bringing in ten times the population of Walker. At the festival there is a variety of fishing shows, the popular Polar Pout Plunge, Eelpout Derby, and other exciting events. The Coors Keg Castle opens for food and drinks to the guests, and hosts the Eelpout Fish Fry.
During the months of May, June, and July the walker area is booming with fun tournaments, concerts, and the Fourth of July Celebration. The annual Leech Lake Walleye Tournament is a non-profit family event with proceeds that go to the area organizations. Who can catch the biggest Walleye?
Moondance holds two festivals in Walker, Moondance Jammin Country Fest and Moondance Jam. Both festivals give guests a weekend of camping, family, friends, and music. Showers, ice, firewood, fresh water, and RV water filling and pumping services are available for all campers.
In August, the citizens of Walker and visitors of Leech Lake look forward to the Walker Bay Days. This event is free to the public and hosted by the Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and held in Walker City Park. The purpose of the event is to celebrate the community's commitment to the preservation of the Leech Lake area, resources, and cultural history. There are lots of fun activities for all ages, like a 5k Run, Raffle drawing, inflatables, games, a Volleyball Tournament, Bingo, Pow-Wow Exhibition, and Sailboat rides. Food and beverages are also available all day.
After a long day full of running around Walker, laying out on the beach, or having fun on the lake, Leech Lake has over 30 different top Minnesota family resorts and lodging possibilities to sit back and relax, socialize, or participate in more activities.
Brindley's Harbor Resort is a great place for family vacations, reunions, and great fishing. The Resort is located on a protected harbor of Leech Lake, 15 miles from Walker. Kayak, canoe, and boat rentals and free fish cleaning are available. There are plenty of activities for kids to enjoy like treasure hunts, turtle races, fishing contests, and evening campfires. There is also swimming, a water raft, lawn games, and bicycles available for all ages.
The Resort consists of 20 lakeside cottages that include kitchen amenities, bedding, ceiling fans, heaters, and full furnishings. Each cabin has either a screened porch or deck, outdoor furniture, picnic tables, and Weber grills. Pets are not allowed at this resort.
Anderson's Family of Resorts is a network of six resorts all located on different bays of Leech Lake. Each resort is conveniently located near restaurants, shopping, hiking and biking trails, golf courses, and a casino. Every resort consists of beautiful lakeside cabins, and a Lodge with a laundry facility, essential groceries, food, and a gift shop. Boat rentals, bait, fish cleaning, and other amenities needed for the perfect fishing experience are also available at Anderson's Family of Resorts.
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