Sugar Lake

Discover Siseebakwet (Sugar) Lake in Minnesota

Crown Jewel of the Northland: “Ziinzibaakwad”

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

  1. 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
  2. Trophic State: Oligotrophic
  3. Ojibwe Spelling: Ziinzibaakwad (Siseebakwet pronounced SIS-EH-BACK-WET)
  4. Fish Species: Walleye, Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Pike, Crappie, Bluegill, Sunfish, Perch, and Yellow Perch
  5. 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!