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LakeFinder contains data for more than 4,500 lakes and rivers throughout Minnesota, including lake surveys, lake depth maps, lake water quality data, lake water clarity data, lake notes, and fish consumption advice.
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Find stocking reports
Stocking reports provide access to stocking activity by fish species and/or county. Reports are comprised of information for many lakes and are intended as a summary.
LakeFinder uses data provided by Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (PCA), University of Minnesota (UofMN) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).
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- Aquatic plant reports (DNR) »
- Fish consumption advice (MDH) »
- Lake surveys (DNR) »
- Lake and River Recreational Use Restrictions (DNR) »
- Lake water quality and lake water clarity (PCA) »
- Satellite-based water clarity (UofMN) »
Please note: not every lake in the state has been surveyed or depth sounded; you may not find the lake in which you are interested. Also, it takes several months before the most recent lake surveys are ready to post on the Web site. Those months are needed to analyze the surveys and update the lake database. We update the LakeFinder as soon as new maps and surveys are available. If you do find inconsistencies, please email the Webmaster at [email protected].
Commercial use of lake maps and data
The DNR retains the copyright on these lake maps. To use any of this information commercially, you must file a Lake Map License Agreement form with MNIT staff in the Section of Fisheries. Please download, fill out and send it to the following address:
MNIT @ DNR Fisheries
500 Lafayette Road
St Paul, Minnesota 55155-4025