Leech Lake

Leech Lake is located in north central Minnesota. It is one of over one thousand lakes in the Chippewa National Forest, and the third largest lake in the state. Leech Lake spans approximately 132.1 nautical miles (or 112,000 acres). It has an average depth of thirty-five feet (maximum depth of 150′), and water clarity to 10′. It has 195 miles of shoreline, most of which is sandy and forested. Approximately seventy five percent of the shoreline is undeveloped. The lake has a huge musky and growing population of walleye, as well as crappie, bluegill, pike and large mouth bass. The following species of fish have been found in Leech Lake.

  • Black crappie
  • Bowfin (dog fish)
  • Bluegill
  • Brown bullhead
  • Catfish
  • Eelpout
  • Hybrid sunfish
  • Largemouth bass
  • Muskellunge
  • Northern pike
  • Pumpkinseed
  • Rock bass
  • Smallmouth bass
  • Tullibee (cisco)
  • Walleye
  • White sucker
  • Yellow bullhead
  • Yellow perch

Leech Lake hosts eleven islands that cover a total land area of 1,670 acres (i.e. Bear Island, Minnesota Island, Pelican Island, among others). For even more information about Leech, please click here. Call one of our event coordinators at (218) 547-1510 to plan your next special event at Hiawatha Beach Resort.