Lake Mille Lacs – Garrison, Minnesota

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Measuring in at a very impressive 132,516 acres and with a max depth of 42 feet, Mille Lacs Lake is no doubt a favorite Minnesota Lake destination known nationally for its outstanding Walleye fishing.

Nearing the approach of the lake from Garrison, Minnesota, one can definitely feel in the air the excitement of the thousands of campers and fishermen who visit Lake Mille Lacs each year. Upon arrival, you immediately find yourself entering into your favorite ‘fishing mode’ once you get even the slightest glimpse of the great expanse involving this mighty lake.

At 22 miles long and at a width of 14 miles, you will not be able to see much of the opposite side of the lake outside of some of its nearest shores, instantly giving you a good idea of what it must be like to view one of the oceans.

Walking along the shores of Lake Mille Lacs, you will love being taken away by the feeling of peace, tranquility and freedom. The aromatic smell of the great outdoors, the beautiful rustic scenery, as well as the feeling you are in another place other than central Minnesota is yet another reason you will be sure to love it here.

Known for its great camping, hunting, and fishing opportunities, Garrison, Minnesota, is a popular tourist and vacation destination all year round. Located at just a little over 100 miles north of the Minneapolis, Minnesota, metro area on MN Hwy 169 North, Garrison is also widely known for its hometown feel, its central Minnesota charm, its many tourist stops, shops and souvenirs, and its delicious local native foods at great restaurants.

Mille Lacs Lake is also equally known as a great source of wild rice and its interesting culture of Native American Indians, as well as its many resorts and camping facilities, and so much more.

Known as THE ‘walleye lake’ of Minnesota, Lake Mille Lacs is one of the top lakes in the state to fish. Other fish which can be caught on this lake include Small and Large Mouth Bass, Northerns, Muskies, Tullibee (Cisco), and yes, even crappies can be found in certain areas of the lake.

Many people have set some good records for Walleye, Muskie, Northern, and Bass coming from this lake as it continues to draw people from all over the United States to come and try their hand at fishing for THE prized fish.

If you love exploring the Great Outdoors, love wildlife and nature, love beautiful scenery and landscape, camping lakeside or in the wilderness, hunting, and especially fishing, you will surely love the Lake Mille Lacs area that has become the favorite of so many.

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