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(Browse information for a number of lakes quickly using the Recreation Compass. Just zoom in and click on a lake.)

LakeFinder contains data for more than 4,500 lakes and rivers throughout Minnesota, including lake surveys, lake depth maps, lake water quality data, lake water clarity data, lake notes, and fish consumption advice.

Find stocking reports


Stocking reports user guide »

Stocking reports provide access to stocking activity by fish species and/or county. Reports are comprised of information for many lakes and are intended as a summary.

Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers

Protect your waters - It is illegal to transport prohibited invasive species.

Learn what you should do »

Lakes infested with invasive species »


Additional information

LakeFinder uses data provided by Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (PCA), University of Minnesota (UofMN) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

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Aquatic plant reports »
Lake surveys (DNR) »
Lake water quality and lake water clarity (PCA) »
Satellite-based water clarity (UofMN) »
Fish consumption advice (MDH) »



Please note: not every lake in the state has been surveyed or depth sounded; you may not find the lake in which you are interested. Also, it takes several months before the most recent lake surveys are ready to post on the Web site. Those months are needed to analyze the surveys and update the lake database. We update the LakeFinder as soon as new maps and surveys are available. If you do find inconsistencies, please email the Webmaster at


Commercial use of lake maps and data

The DNR retains the copyright on these lake maps. To use any of this information commercially, you must file a Lake Map License Agreement form This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. with the Division of Ecological and Water Resources. Please download, fill out and send it to the following address:

DNR - Ecological and Water Resources
500 Lafayette Road
St Paul, Minnesota 55155-4025