Leech Lake


Tourism At Leech Lake

Walker is situated on the shores of Leech Lake, the second biggest lake in Minnesota. It is also the main tourist center for much of the Chippewa National Forest. Walker has something for everyone. A tourist resort, our city attracts people from all over. Walker offers an abundance of hiking, biking, fishing, sailing, boating and snowmobiling during the summer and winter months. Walker is host to many special events and sports competitions throughout the year, such as the International Eelpout Festival, Moondance Jammin Country, Yikes Bikes Bike Tour, Cajun Fest, Leech Lake Regatta, and Festival of Lights. Walker is one of the biggest cities in Casa Lake County and includes nearby attractions such as Cass County Museum and Historical Society, Leech Lake Brewing Company, and Forestedge Winery. Play a round of golf at Tianna Country Club and Long Bow Golf Club. For a live performance visit Minn Folklore Theater. Local parks include Walker City Park and Deer Park. Local eateries include Jimmy’s Family Restaurant, Lucky Moose Bar, and Grill Lucette’s Pizza.

Family Vacation

When your family plans your Minnesota vacation at a Leech Lake-Walker Hotel, everyone is sure to have a vacation to remember! Walker, Minnesota and surrounding areas offer world class fishing, boating and sailing on the beautiful Leech Lake, golfing, dining, shopping, hiking, biking and many other family attractions.Leech Lake is known for being a top fishing destination in Minnesota, but if not everyone in your family enjoys fishing, the lake is also a beautiful place for boating, kayaking and swimming. Many of our Leech Lake resorts offer boat and kayak rentals, so your whole family can enjoy a day on the water!If you or any of your family members are golfers, there are three top rated golf courses in Walker, MN, that are open to the public. After golfing a round, your family can stay in Walker and visit one of the many family owned restaurants or quaint shops.A Leech Lake family vacation could also include a trip to one of the state parks or recreational trails in the area. Itasca State Park offers 32,000 acres of wilderness and a chance to walk across the headwaters of the mighty Mississippi River. If you want to take a family bike ride or hike, the Paul Bunyan Trail features 120 miles of both paved and unpaved trail to explore.As you can see, a vacation to the Leech Lake area will never be boring! After your family has experienced everything we have to offer, you’re likely to start planning your next Leech Lake family vacation before you’ve even left!To see more of what the Leech Lake area has to offer for family vacation fun, Book your Room , have fun with your family.

Fishing at Leech Lake

Most of Leech Lake is less than 35 feet deep, but it does reach up to depths of around 150 feet in Walker Bay. Leech Lake is primarily located in Cass County and the nearest town is Walker, Minnesota. Leech Lake is approximately 112,835 acres, with 195 miles of shoreline. About 78 miles of the shoreline is considered an ideal spawning habitat for walleyes because of it’s rocky nature.For more information about Leech Lake,
visit the DNR Lake Information Report