Long Lake, Minnesota, USA

Settled along the outskirts of Minneapolis resides quiet Long Lake. This natural lake offers a suburban setting for those not wishing to stray too far from the comforts of city life. Long Lake’s freshwater depths are located in Hennepin County, within the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro tourism region. The lake spreads out across 284 acres, where houses and parks dot the shoreline. Real estate and lakeside vacation rentals are abundant in – READ THE FULL ARTICLE

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Welcome to the ultimate guide to Long Lake MN! Article topics include:

Looking for Long Lake MN cabins or other accommodations? Save time and use this interactive map to find, compare and book at the best rates. Or explore more of our favorite travel partners.

All About Long Lake MN

Settled along the outskirts of Minneapolis resides quiet Long Lake. This natural lake offers a suburban setting for those not wishing to stray too far from the comforts of city life. Long Lake’s freshwater depths are located in Hennepin County, within the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro tourism region. The lake spreads out across 284 acres, where houses and parks dot the shoreline. Real estate and lakeside vacation rentals are abundant in the area for anyone looking to rest up away from the city.

Fishing at Long Lake is popular among anglers in the area. With an average depth of 12 feet and a maximum depth of 33 feet, boaters will be sure to snag something throughut most of the year. Largemouth bass, black crappie, northern pike, walleye, bluegill and yellow perch make their home at this lake.

Recreational activities are nearly limitless at Long Lake, both in the water and out. Use the public boat ramp to launch your boat, and alternate between high speeds with a wakeboarding or waterskiing passenger, or settle in slowly to catch a few sun rays. Multiple lakeside parks are scattered throughout the lake and are available for rent, boasting picnic tables, grills and white sand beaches.

Though the City of Long Lake resides along the western shore of Long Lake, wildlife can still be spotted, including deer, fox, and pheasants. Ducks and geese nest in the area, splitting their time between Long Lake and the abundant number of other lakes that pop up in the area.

After spending a hot summer day on Long Lake, take time out to stroll through the City of Long Lake’s downtown area in the evening. Come winter time, don’t worry about hiding out in one of the lakeside rentals. Stay out and experience a local hockey game, heat up in one of the city’s warming houses, or lace up some ice skating shoes and glide across an ice skating rink.

For more adrenaline-pumping fun, try a leg of the Luce Line State Trail, a 63-mile long trail devoted to horseback riders, road and mountain bikers, snowmobilers, cross country skiers, and hikers. The trail moves through both wooded and metropolitan areas, with sloping landscapes and forested spots. Pick a portion of the trail and get moving for the day.

Visitors coming to rest in the Long Lake area for the first time may wish to spend a little time in the big city, a short 20-minute drive away. Minneapolis attracts 18 million visitors each year, and it is no wonder with as many attractions the city has to offer. Dine and shop to your heart’s delight at the Mall of America, where attractions include roller coaster rides, theaters, and live entertainment, along with the normal — albeit supersized — mall experience. City residents and visitors alike come to admire modern architecture, free museums and live music.

Long Lake draws in visitors hoping to catch a quiet weekend away from the city’s excitement, while others believe the city to be a selling point when in the area. Either way, hiking and biking the local trail system, catching an intense game of hockey while sipping a hot drink, or finding yourself spirited away in the nearby city’s nightlife will make for a memorable experience in the Long Lake area. Start the experience as soon as you can!

Things to Do at Long Lake MN

  • Vacation Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Water Skiing
  • Wakeboarding
  • Picnicking
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Biking
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Museum

Fish Species Found at Long Lake MN

  • Bass
  • Black Bass
  • Black Crappie
  • Bluegill
  • Crappie
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Northern Pike
  • Perch
  • Pike
  • Sunfish
  • Walleye
  • Yellow Perch

All About Long Lake MN

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Recommended Sites to Book a Long Lake MN Vacation

If you want to take a deeper dive to find waterfront lake cabins, cottages, condos, hotels or resorts, check out our favorite Long Lake MN lodging partners.

  • VRBO – Use VRBO to find the perfect lake rental home, condo, cabin, cottage or other vacation property.
  • Booking.com – One of the world’s leading digital travel companies, Booking.com connects travelers to everything from cozy B&Bs to luxury resorts.
  • Expedia – Expedia is a popular online travel agency with more than 140,000 lodging properties worldwide.
  • Hotels.com – With more than 325,000 hotels in 19,000-plus locations, Hotels.com is an industry leader in online accommodations.
  • TripAdvisor – Read traveler reviews and compare prices on hotels, vacation rentals and more at TripAdvisor.
  • Trivago – Trivago helps travelers compare deals for hotels and other accommodations from a variety of booking sites.
  • KAYAK – KAYAK scours hundreds of other travel websites at once to find the best deals on hotels and other travel-related services.
  • RVshare –RVshare connects travelers interested in renting a motorhome with owners who have RVs to rent.
  • CampSpot – Campspot offers premier RV resorts, family campgrounds, cabins and glamping options across North America.
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Lake Type: Natural Freshwater Lake, Not Dammed

Surface Area: 284 acres

Normal Elevation (Full Pond): 945 feet

Average Depth: 12 feet

Maximum Depth: 33 feet

Water Volume: 3,408 acre-feet

Trophic State: Eutrophic

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  • hot tub
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