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Explore the Leech Lake Area

The Leech Lake Area offers memorable year round vacation adventures, with a variety of recreational activities including world-class fishing, hunting, great golfing, hiking, biking, skiing, and snowmobiling on hundreds of miles of woodland trails and scenic byways. Find exceptional shopping in our quaint downtown area. Indulge in our restaurants‘ cuisine ranging from different ethnic specialties to boat accessible dining. The Walker Lakes Area is home to an array of unique festivals celebrating every season.

Chippewa National Forest

Shingobee Canoe Adventure

Sailing Daze 


Whether people visit for a day, a weekend, a week, or even longer, they leave with a treasury of tales. You will too, when you visit us and indulge in whatever your spirit desires. Enjoy all seasons in the beautiful Leech Lake area.

Rainbow over the golf course
Leech Lake Recreation

Schedule a tee time at some of the most beautiful golf courses in the Northland! No matter your skill level, you’re sure to find the perfect course in the Leech Lake area.

Catch a fish in Leech Lake
Leech Lake Recreation

Leech Lake is a premier destination for sport fishing, and the hundreds of smaller lakes in the Leech Lake area provide abundant opportunities to find a quiet spot to kick back on the shore and wait for a bite!

Dragonfly lands on handle bar of bicycle
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Rental Equipment

Leech Lake has many area rentals.  Bikes to boats and more.

people riding on the biking trails
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Bike & Hike

The Leech Lake area features over 150 miles of trails for biking, hiking, or just exploring! You can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the lakes and forests, search for rare wildflowers along the path, or embark on a mountain bike excursion.

Sailboat on Leech Lake Minnesota
Leech Lake Recreation
Boating, Sailing & Water Sports

As the third-largest lake in Minnesota, Leech Lake is a premier destination for boating, sailing, water sports, and more! With over 200 miles of shoreline to choose from, you’ll always be able to find the perfect spot to catch the sunset.

Family rafts on Leech Lake
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Family Fun

With so many activities that offer fun for all ages, Leech Lake is the perfect destination for your family vacation. Events are offered year-round, including the old-fashioned Walker Fourth of July Celebration, Leech Lake Regatta, Annual Ethnic Fest, and the Festival of Lights.

Kids holding hunting rifles
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Outdoors-man Activities

The Leech Lake area is a dream come true for the avid outdoors-man. Among the thousands of acres of forestland, lakes, and rivers, you’ll find perfect spots for hunting anything from abundant waterfowl to white-tail deer.

Ice Fishing on Leech Lake
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Winter Activities

A snowy winter in the Leech Lake area means it’s time to hit our stunning snowmobile trails and fun stops along the way! Strap on your cross country skis, head to the lake for some ice fishing, or take the whole family out for snowshoeing, sledding and winter hiking.

Explore the unique history of northern Minnesota
Leech Lake Recreation Special Interest
Museums, History & The Arts

The history of the Leech Lake area weaves together a rich tapestry of stories about the Ojibwe Tribe, lumbering, the fur trade, and the growth of tourism; visitors can explore this history at the Cass County Museum.

Dog Sledding
Leech Lake Recreation Special Interest
Adventure Tours

Many adventures await throughout the Leech Lake Walker Area. Nestled in the heart of the Chippewa National Forest, Leech Lake and many surrounding lakes, where adventures flourish. There are several ways of venturing out on the water.

Walker Statue Garden
Leech Lake Shop
Walk Around Walker

Downtown Walker is a “must see”! Located right near the shores of Leech Lake, downtown Walker is full of local flavor and friendly people. You’ll find a quaint collection of unique shops, restaurants, local brewery, coffee shops, and more!

Family photo at leach lake after a reunion
Leech Lake Recreation Special Interest
Reunions, Gatherings & Girls Getaways

Easily create the perfect gathering in the Leech Lake area.  We welcome weddings, family reunions, girlfriend getaways, small conventions, class reunions, and more.

Hiking Trail
Leech Lake Recreation
State/National Forests

The Leech Lake area is a dream come true for nature lovers.

Northern Lights Casino
Leech Lake Recreation

It’s time to try your luck, play some games, and see a show! Northern Lights Casino Hotel, located minutes away from the shoreline, features slot machines, table games, and fantastic promotions every day of the week!