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Lake Pepin, MN

As a natural lake, encompassing a twenty-two mile section of the Mississippi River, Lake Pepin is a very popular 25,000-acre fishery. Set along the Minnesota-Wisconsin state border, there are 100-plus miles of shoreline.

The lake is notorious as a fantastic smallmouth bass fishery, with lots of rip-rap shore which is ideal feeding areas for smallies. Walleye are also popular here. Crappie, perch, pike, white bass, sauger and sunfish round out the list of desired fish species. Two boat launch ramps serve the public on the Minnesota side. The Lake Pepin Boat Ramp is located in Roschen Park, off Lakeshore Drive, about mid lake. A second 2-lane ramp is located at Izaak Walton Park, off Maiden Ave, at the east end of the lake. Marinas, rental boats, camping and most any supplies and services are available at the lake.

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What to fish for...

Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, walleye, sauger, bluegill, white bass, yellow perch and northern pike at Lake Pepin in Minnesota.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Pepin

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Black crappie Walleye Sauger Bluegill White Bass Yellow Perch Northern Pike

Lake Pepin 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

Lake City Boat Club & Rentals
Rentals: Pontoon boats
651 675-7050

Red Wing Marina & Boat Rental
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
651 388-8995

River Valley Marina and Boat Rentals
Rentals: Pontoon boats
651 388-0481

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Izaak Walton Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, south side, off Maiden Avenue, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Lake Pepin Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off Lakeshore Drive, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Sturgeon Lake Road Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, south side, off Sturgeon Lake Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.


Hansen's Harbor Marina
35853 Hwy. 61 Blvd
Lake City, MN 55041
651 345-3022

Lake City Marina
201 South Franklin Street
Lake City, Minnesota 55041
651 345-4211

Ole Miss Marina
229 Tyler Road North
Red Wing, MN 55066
651 388-5839

Red Wing Marina
918 Levee Road
Red Wing, MN 55066
651 388-8995

Click here for a Minnesota Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Frontenac State Park Campground - 651 345-3401

Lake Pepin Campgrounds & RV Park - 651 345-2909

Island Campground and Marina - 715 222-1808

Lake Pepin MN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Lake Pepin
Frontenac State Park Campground
County 28 Blvd
Frontenac, MN 55026
651 345-3401


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