La Salle Lake State Recreation Area Snapshot Tour

Welcome to the La Salle Lake State Recreation Area virtual tour! LaSalle Lake is one of the most pristine and deepest lakes in Minnesota. We hope it prompts you to visit the recreation area in person sometime soon.


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Lake View from Fishing Pier

At 221 acres in size and 213 feet in depth, LaSalle Lake is one of the most pristine and deepest lakes in Minnesota. The lake offers 18,600 feet of shoreline that provide wonderful wildlife viewing opportunities. Due to the side slopes of the LaSalle Creek glacial tunnel valley and the steepness of the bottom of LaSalle Lake, the lake’s littoral zone is relatively narrow and represents a very small portion of the lake’s surface area. LaSalle Lake supports numerous fish, including: walleye, northern pike, largemouth bass, black crappie, and bluegill sunfish populations.


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Black Bear Cabin Exterior

You and your family or friends will experience comfort away from home in this two-story, three bedroom cabin with four queen-sized beds and a futon. Enjoy a nearby boat access, fishing pier and scenic views of LaSalle Lake during your stay at this spacious cabin.

 

 


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Black Bear Cabin Interior

This spacious three bedroom cabin has a full bathroom and kitchen. The cabin is available to rent fishing opener weekend through Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend. It offers guests a variety of conveniences, including: cozy furniture, utensils, cable TV, wifi, an emergency phone, wooden deck, gas grill, a sunroom, outdoor picnic table and benches. Visitors will need to bring their own personal towels.

 


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Black Bear Cabin Sunroom

The spacious sunroom and deck at the Black Bear Cabin offer spectacular views of the lake and surrounding woodland. Spend the evening outdoors at a picnic table on the deckor enjoy a game of cards in the sunroom with family and friends.

 

 


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Lone Wolf Cabin Exterior

This two bedroom cabin offers a full bathroom and kitchen. The cabin is available to rent fishing opener weekend through the first Sunday in October. As you enjoy an afternoon on the cabin’s wooden deck you will experience the sounds of the northwoods nestled back in the woods.

 


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Lone Wolf Cabin Interior

The Lone Wolf Cabin offers many conveniences, including: cozy furniture, cable TV, wifi, an emergency phone, utensils, gas grill, fire ring, wooden deck and an outdoor picnic table. Visitors will need to bring their own personal towels. The cabin is located just a short walk from the campground.

 

 


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Campground

Current camping facilities at La Salle Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) include a campground with 39 sites that offer full electric, water and sewer hook-ups and a sanitation and laundry building.

 

 


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Campsites

Spacious campsites await campers at La Salle Lake SRA. With full hook-ups at each site and lengthy parking spurs; the campground can accommodate any size camping unit.

 

 


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Hiking Trails

There are 11.5 miles of trails winding through some of the most pristine parts of the recreation area ranging from easy to difficult terrain.

 

 


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LaSalle Creek

In the early 1900s, an early Native American Elk Lake Culture prehistoric site was discovered adjacent to LaSalle Creek (near the outlet of LaSalle Lake). The site was found during planning for an upgrade of the county highway and was partially excavated in 1995 before the road was rebuilt. The northern headwaters of the Mississippi River is an extremely important area for these early archaeological sites and additional cultural resource areas may be discovered on the property.


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LaSalle Lake

LaSalle Lake's west-facing slopes host red pine and jack pine forests and woodlands. East-facing slopes are covered with hardwood forests that include occasional large white pines, balsam fir and white spruce. To the north (close to where LaSalle Creek empties into the Mississippi River) a small, but high quality, old-growth northern white cedar forest exists where springs emerge from terraced slopes.

 


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La Salle State Recreational Area

The La Salle Lake State Recreation Area provides a wide range of recreational opportunities for visitors, including: hunting and trapping; fishing; hiking and snowshoeing; wildlife viewing; canoeing, kayaking and boating; swimming; camping and lodging; nearby snowmobiling and ATV trails and scenic drive and biking opportunities along the Great River Road and Mississippi River Trail.

 


 

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This program is made possible by funds from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.