1.Red Lake (upper, lower) - Beltrami County in the upper part of the state is the largest lake in Minnesota with 288,800 acres. Red Lake is the second largest lake in the United States that is entirely inside the U.S. borders. Red lake is separated by two sections by a peninsula causing it to be known as Upper Red Lake and Lower Red Lake.
2.Mille Lacs Lake - Minnesota's second largest lake spans 132,516 acres or a little more than 200 miles. Beautiful lake that is barely deeper than 40'. You can catch Walleye, Northern Pike, Muskie, Jumbo Perch, Small Mouth Bass and Tullibee is Minnesota's most famous fishing lake. The primary county that this lake is in is Mille Lac.
3.Leech Lake - Leech Lake is the heart of the Chippewa National Forest. You can find walleye, northern pike, bass, and muskie in the great lake. The Chippewa Forest as the highest concentration of bald eagles anywhere in the continental U.S.--almost 200 pairs. The town of Walker is located on the shores of Leech Lake. 111,527 acres makes Leech Lake Minnesota's third largest inland lake.
4.Lake Winnibigoshish - With 58,544 prime fishing water, Lake Winni is Minnesota's fourth largest lake inland lake. The deepest point of the lake is 78'. All sorts of game fishing in this big lake. Located in the Chippewa National Forest Lake Winni is surrounded by 95% of undeveloped shoreline. This is a one of a kind lake.
5.Lake Vermilion - 40,557 acres of water, 365 islands and 1200 miles of shoreline makes Lake Vermilion one of the top 10 most scenic lakes in the United States. St. Louis is the primary county for Lake Vermilion.
Have a great time while you explore the top 5 lakes that make up beautiful Minnesota.