Which Lakes are Found Near Duluth?

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 at 4:15pm.

Lake Superior - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/puliarfanita/6291724911/

Duluth is full of so much beautiful scenery and the lakes are no exception. You can easily have a lake shore property with the large amount of lake life in the area. It’s what makes Duluth so beautiful; the scenic lakes and enjoyable waterfront activity available.

There are some major lakes here that people are itching to own property near. Every lake in Duluth is unique and gorgeous in its own way. Here is a look at the lakes found near Duluth, where to find them and what makes them each interesting.

Island Lake

The largest inland lake in Duluth is Island Lake, an 8,000 acre reservoir with 50 islands throughout it. It contains privately owned properties and some that are leased by Minnesota Power. You can find it about 16 miles north of the city by driving down Rice Lake Road. It’s a growing area with about 19 homes that sold last year with waterfront access for reasonable prices.

Fish Lake

Another reservoir is Fish Lake, about 13 miles northwest of the city. It’s just over 3,000 acres and features a dam which is owned and operated by Minnesota Power for providing electricity to the area. There is a public access owned by them as well at the dam. Many people lease homes here for up to 30 years so that they can enjoy a waterfront property but the environment can remain protected.

Lake Superior

The main attraction in Duluth is Lake Superior. It’s the largest freshwater lake in the whole world, big enough to hold 4 Great Lakes and three smaller lakes at a whopping 31,280 square surface miles in size. Most people want to live here with the excellent views, the recreational and the popularity. You can fish, kayak, sail and watch ships go into the harbor from your home. Houses are very expensive here.

The other lakes in the area include Pike Lake, about 10 miles north of Duluth featuring a beautiful lake and golf course, as well as Grand Lake featuring a lake system connecting it to 2 other lakes.

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