Our Lakes series

The greater Forest Lake area has long been a hotbed for fishing, and for good reason. An abundance and variety of lakes cater to anglers of all types, and the proximity to the Twin Cities gives visitors the feeling of being “up north” without having to drive for hours.

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Forest Lake residents have access to a 2,270-acre lake chain in their backyard, but they are also positioned to take advantage of other nearby aquatic recreation destinations.

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The rise of urban civilization has been tough on many aspects of the environment, including lakes. Humans have knowingly polluted aquatic bodies with discharge from factories and sewer systems. They have formed ditches and developed communities with manicured lawns, in the process sending nutrient-bearing water rushing into lakes rather than filtering through the ground.

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Minnesota is synonymous with lakes. The state’s nickname refers to its plethora of lakes. Picture the state bird and you’ll imagine it gliding on one. Play the state sport and you may find yourself on one. A famous native son even delights radio listeners with tales of a fictional one.

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