There May be 10,000 Lakes in Minnesota, but Sugar Lake is One in a Million
DID YOU KNOW that Sugar Lake provides 26 FEET of water clarity? It is literally one of the cleanest, clearest lakes in all of Minnesota.
The high concentration of calcium carbonate in the water that offers natural protection from acid rain, has been rumored to provide healing properties (Ojibwe tribes believed there was magic in the water) and produces that beautiful Caribbean/aquamarine color. Honestly, someone once called us “the Mediterranean of the Midwest”, and we simply can’t let it go. Little Sugar, located just to the southwest of the main lake by small stream access, is less colorful but FULL of fish!
What Makes Sugar Lake One in a Million? 5 Fun Facts about Siseebakwet Lake in Minnesota:
- Lake Type: Natural freshwater lake
Surface Area: 1,500 acres
Shoreline Length: 8 miles
Normal Elevation: 1,329 feet
Minimum Elevation: 1,328 feet
Maximum Elevation: 1,330 feet
Average Depth: 44 feet
Maximum Depth: 105 feet
Water Clarity: 26 feet
- Trophic State: Oligotrophic
- Ojibwe Spelling: Ziinzibaakwad (Siseebakwet pronounced SIS-EH-BACK-WET)
- Fish Species: Walleye, Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Pike, Crappie, Bluegill, Sunfish, Perch, and Yellow Perch
- History: First lake in Minnesota to have a lake owners’ association, and the first lake with restricted waterfront deeds—you can find information on our lake association happenings HERE!
Sugar Lake Lodge is honored to be located in Agwadaashiwi-ziibiing (Cohasset, MN), central to the Fond du Lac, Mille Lacs, Bois Forte and Leech Lake reservations. We recognize and honor their sovereignty, history, and cultural heritage. We acknowledge and honor this space, known for being the homeland of the Anishinaabeg Ojibwe Nation. We give thanks for the opportunity to be on this land and we respect the ongoing relationships of the indigenous peoples with the land and their traditions.
Ziinzibaakwad-zaaga`igan (Ojibwe) is our lake’s original name, or Siseebakwet Lake (roughly translated to Sweet Water or Sugar Lake).