The Cass Lake area is rich in history as it was once part of the Red Lake Leech Lake trail, a series of connecting waterways used by Native Americans, trappers and traders. It was also once the largest rail center in Northern Minnesota. Nestled in the Chippewa National Forest, Cass Lake provides the perfect backdrop to breathtaking summer sunsets.
Cass Lake is the eighth largest Lake in Minnesota as well as the largest lake in the Cass Lake chain of lakes. This chain includes Big Wolf, Andrusia, Cass, Pike Bay, Buck, Kitchi, Little Rice, and Big Rice. Cass Lake covers 15,596 acres of water with 26.9 miles of shoreline.
Located in the southeast corner of Beltrami County, fishing enthusiasts will encounter huge populations of walleye, pike and perch. Depth plunges to 120ft at deepest. Due to its deep spots, walleye and northern fishing is exceptional in summer and better than most lakes in the area. Also abundant are large-mouth bass, northern crappie, bluegill and rock bass. Cass Lake is also a premiere Muskie fishing lake holding the record of second most Muskie caught on any northern Minnesota lake. To learn more about Cass Lake and the surrounding area visit Cass Lake Chamber of Commerce