Leech Lake is the third largest lake in Minnesota, covering 102,947 acres. It gets down to 156 ft deep, but most of the lake is under 35 ft deep. The state record whitefish and pumpkinfish were both caught here, and Leech Lake is a popular destination for almost every major gamefish in MN. With that said, walleye is the most sought after fish here. Fisherman get to go after them in just about every type of setting on Leech Lake. From the many shallow bays, to the “big water”, we guarantee that you won’t get bored.
Lodging near Leech Lake
Chase on the Lake – Restaurant, swimming pool and great views of the lake (be sure to ask for that specifically).
Acorn Hill – 14 air conditioned cabins to choose from, a swimming pool, and plenty of outdoor games and fun things to rent.
Hiawatha Beach – Lodge rooms and cottages, a great game room, full restaurant, indoor heated pool and tons of outdoor games.
Huddle’s Resort – Heated pool, free paddleboats and canoes, game room and boat rental.
Grab some bait
Shriver’s Bait Co. – Guide service and fish house rentals too!
Bill’s Bait – Great bait and, wait for it… haircuts too! Bill’s daughter runs a full service salon. Get yourself spiffed up for dinner after a long day in the boat!
Grab a bite
The Boulders – If you’re a foodie this is where you’ll want to go. It’s a little spendy but the drink menu and main courses are excellent.
Cafe Zona Rosa – Sometimes all you want is a good taco and a margarita. Look no further.
Bensons – Bensons is a must stop if you’re in the area. One word: PIZZA.
The Piggy BBQ – Get ready to get messy with the best BBQ in the area. You heard right – there’s a great BBQ joint in NW Minnesota!