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About Leech Lake

Leech Lake, Walker, MNThe third largest lake entirely within Minnesota's borders, Leech Lake is 112,000 acres. Most popular for its Walleye and Muskie fishing, the lake is also a tremendous fishery for Largemouth Bass, Northerns, Sunfish and Crappies.

The lake is geographically located in three glacial zones and has an irregular shape with many large and small bays. The deepest area of the lake is Walker Bay where depths reach around 200 feet. Much of the lake is shallow with thousands of acres of wild rice.

Boating on Leech Lake
Leech is a great lake for boating - Walker Bay and the "big lake" have few shallow water hazards. However, some bays of the lake and the narrows between Walker Bay and the big lake are shallow (about 5' when water levels are good, sometimes 4' or less.)  The bottom is generally soft or sand. Shores harbor can usually accommodate boats with up to a 5' draft.  The recommended draft on Leech Lake is 4' 6" or less. Boats drafting more than 4' 6" will occasionally have difficulties in the narrows and in Shores harbor.

All docks at Shores have 30-amp shore power, and a water faucet. Dock rental includes use of the ramp, gyn pole, pump-out facility, full kitchen, shower facilities, and the swimming beach. For power boats, some of Shores docks are covered. The telephone number in Shores lodge is 218-547-1819.

The GPS coordinates at the mouth of Shores harbor are: 47.07.771'  94.36.824'

Regarding types of watercraft or horsepower, Leech Lake has no restrictions.