Cuyuna Lakes Waterways

  1. Cuyuna Lakes Mine Pits-  Discover the allure of the Cuyuna Mine Lakes, a true gem in the heart of Cuyuna Country. With their crystal clear, spring-fed waters, with depths reaching 500 feet deep, they are truly a natural wonder. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, a nature lover, or someone seeking a memorable escape, Cuyuna’s mine lakes offer an experience that lingers in your memory. It’s a place where adventure and serenity coexist, creating moments you won’t soon forget.
  2. Natural Lakes- Tired of fishing amidst jet skiers and power boats? Experience the solitude on our natural lakes where walleye, northern and largemouth bass are the main targets. Don’t be surprised if you stumble upon slab crappies or big blue gills. Venture to larger waters for that trophy muskie. Launch your boat at the many public access points of the 22 natural lakes that are in the Cuyuna lakes area. If you are looking for peace and quiet, bring a canoe or kayak and relax on one of the many small lakes with limited access. Grab a map, locate a back road, and find your own “honey hole” on one of our tranquil lakes.
  3. Upper Mississippi River- The nearby Mississippi River, with excellent populations of walleye and smallmouth bass, is navigable under normal conditions with a motorized boat, but some prefer to float it in a canoe or kayak. The stretch from Aitkin to Merrifield is both beautiful and rewarding. Catfish populations are booming, and muskies are present here with trophy-caliber fish available. Whether boating, floating or fly fishing, check with Oars-N-Mine bait and tackle shop in Crosby for lake and river conditions and the local fishing secrets.

Rent Your Water Gear:


Cykel has bike, paddling, and winter gear rental available!

Cuyuna Outfitters

Cuyuna Outfitters has paddling and winter gear!

Unbound Adventures

Unbound adventures has kayaks and bike rentals available along with guided tours
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