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Benjamin Lake

Beltrami County - Minnesota
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Frequently Asked Questions About Benjamin Lake, MN


How big is Benjamin Lake?
Benjamin Lake is approximately 33 sq acres (0.1 sq km) in size with 1 miles (2.1 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Benjamin Lake?
Benjamin Lake is approximately 128 feet (39.0 m) at its deepest point.

What kind of fish can you catch in Benjamin Lake?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Black Bullhead, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed, Rainbow Trout, Walleye and Yellow Perch in Benjamin Lake.

Other fish species in the lake include White Sucker.



Are there places to stay in the Benjamin Lake area?
Are you craving a weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of city life? Or maybe you're an avid angler in search of the perfect fishing spot? Look no further! Benjamin Lake and its surrounding area offer an abundance of options to suit your needs. If you're in need of accommodation, check out our area map which highlights some of the best places to stay. And if you're looking for even more options, head on over to our Travel section. But why settle for a traditional hotel or resort when you can take your adventure to the next level by renting a RV? The open road awaits you!
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Are there topographical lake maps available Benjamin Lake?
We have an topograpical map for online viewing near the top of this page. Lake-Link Pro users can download an print a topograpical map of Benjamin Lake (.pdf format) along with 2,700 more lake maps. For more information on all the benefits of Lake-Link Pro click here.

Are there boat launches on Benjamin Lake?
We know of 1 public boat launch on Benjamin Lake. Please observe any specific lake regulations posted by the boat launch and please help keep the launch area free of litter.

Are there places to eat and drink near Benjamin Lake?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

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History & Status of the Fishery

Benjamin Lake is a 33-acre lake with a maximum depth of 128 feet located within the Chippewa National Forest 12 miles north of Pennington in Beltrami County. An historic CCC encampment is located on Benjamin Lake, and is maintained as an interpretive learning center by the US Forest Service. There is a public access site located on the southwest shore off of State HWY 39, also known as the Scenic Highway. There is also an accessible fishing pier which provides shore fishing opportunities, as well as a public swimming area.

Benjamin is managed as a stream trout lake and has been stocked annually with fingerling rainbow trout. There has been a decline in the quality of the trout fishery in recent years due to the presence of high numbers of small bluegill and yellow perch, which compete with young trout for available resources. As a result, growth and survival of stocked fingerling trout has been poor. To address this situation, rainbow trout stocking will be switched from fall fingerlings to catchable-size yearling fish which are 9 to 11 inches in length. This should alleviate many of the factors that were limiting trout growth and survival and will be immediately noticeable to anglers. The shift in stocking strategies will be implemented in the spring of 2012. Benjamin is scheduled to be stocked prior to the stream trout lake fishing opener of May 12, 2012. Benjamin Lake also received a stocking of surplus broodstock brown trout (2 to 4 lbs/fish) in the fall of 2011.

Benjamin Lake does hold some quality-size yellow perch, which have managed to grow despite the extremely high abundance of bluegill and perch in the lake. The 2011 population assessment captured perch up to 12.9 inches in length, with 15% of the trap net catch greater than 10 inches in length.


What is the average air temp for Benjamin Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Benjamin Lake? Don't forget to plan ahead! Weather can be unpredictable, but we've got you covered. On average, air temperatures during this time of year range from a high around 22°F (-6°C) to a low around -2°F (-19°C). Of course, these are just historical averages, so be prepared for anything Mother Nature throws your way. For the most up-to-date weather information, be sure to check out our Weather Bar located at the top of this page.

Are there any state parks near Benjamin Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 1 state park in the vacinity of Benjamin Lake.

For more Minnesota State Park information see our State Park Guide.

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