Lakes & rivers

• Boat, paddle, sail, ski, skate, swim, fish - water is a focal point for outdoor activities in Minnesota. The wide variety of lakes and rivers found here offer a diversity of recreation experiences.

• Did you know...

- There are 11,842 lakes (10+ acres) in Minnesota.
- Minnesota has 69,200 miles of natural rivers and streams.
- You can find 33 state water trails with 4,400 miles of mapped routes throughout Minnesota.
- 29% of Minnesotans fish. That's first in the nation for fishing license sales per capita.

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