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Mille Lacs Lake, MN

For year-round vacationing and great fishing, Mille Lacs Lake is an ideal destination. Come for a few days of fishing for bass, crappie, walleye, sunfish, perch, bowfin, muskie and pike, or bring the family for an extended stay.

There are plenty of campgrounds and lodging scattered around this 132,000-acre lake, in the northeast part of the state, at Garrison. Explore over 80 miles of shoreline while fishing, hiking and enjoying the great outdoors. There more than a half-dozen boat launch ramps and several marinas. Rental boats are available at numerous locations during the warmer season. Choose from a wide variety of cuisines at multiple restaurants located all around the lake. Plenty of markets, convenience stores and shopping areas are located at, or close by, the lake. Fishing tackle, bait and supplies are also easily available in the area. Areas for fishing from the bank are plentiful at public access areas, campgrounds and parks. Kayaks, canoes, car-toppers, pleasure boats, pontoons and all types of fishing boats provide access to great fishing here at Mille Lacs.

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What to fish for...

Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, green sunfish, hybrid sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, yellow perch, bowfin, muskie and northern pike at Lake Mille Lacs in Minnesota.

Primary fish species residing in Mille Lacs Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Most Popular Bass Lures
Most Popular Bass Lures

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Black crappie Walleye Bluegill Green Sunfish Hybrid Sunfish Pumpkinseed Sunfish Rock Bass Yellow Perch Bowfin Muskie Northern pike

Mille Lacs Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Appeldoorn's Sunset Bay Resort
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
320 676-8834

Terry's Boat Harbor
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
320 692-4430

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Cedar Creek Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off State Route 47, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Cove Bay Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off State Highway 27, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and gravel parking.

Father Hennepin State Park East Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off County Road 34, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Father Hennepin State Park West Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off County Road 34, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Garrison North Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off State Highway 169, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Garrison Pike Point Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off State Highway 169, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Isla Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off State Route 47, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Malmo Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, off 222nd Lane, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

North Garrison Bay Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off State Highway 169, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Shah-bush-kung Bay Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off County Road 35, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Wahkon Veteran's park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off Main Street, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Wealthwood Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off State Route 18, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Marinas

Mac's Twin Bay Resort Marina
43469 Vista Road
Isle, MN 56342
320 676-8709

Terry's Boat Harbor
6546 US HWY 169
Garrison, MN 56450
320 692-4430

Click here for a Minnesota Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park Campground - 320 532-3523

Ogechie Campground - 320 532-3523

South Isle Family Campground - 320 676-8538

The Wharf Resort Campground - 320 676-3693

Pete's Retreat Family Campground & RV Park - 320 684-2020

Barnacles Resort & Campground - 218 678-3122

Sherwood Forest Campground - 218 678-2767

Shady Creek Resort Campground - 218) 330-1531

Doc's Harbor RV Park - 702 592-8499

Garrison Bay Resort RV Park - 320 692-4342

Lake Mille Lacs MN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Mille Lacs Lake
Mille Lacs Kathio State Park
15066 Kathio State Park Rd
Onamia, MN 56359
320 532-3523

 

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