Currently 45° FAIR
Dew Point24°

Blackwater Lake

Cass County - Minnesota
moon phase
Sun times displayed in .

Visit Leech Lake

The Leech Lake area has built a strong reputation for its wonderful family vacations and fishing getaways! Visitors are sure to find their ideal lodging option as Leech Lake has over 30 resorts, lodges, campgrounds, and hotels lining its pristine shores.

Leech Lake is known for offering the best Walleye fishing and Muskie fishing in the Midwest. With 195 miles of shoreline and 112,835 acres to explore, both professional fishermen and family fishing trips alike are sure to enjoy a successful day of fishing on Leech Lake.

For more information on things to do and see check out leechlake.org

Share your catch!
We want to see what you've caught on Blackwater Lake.

Frequently Asked Questions About Blackwater Lake, MN

How big is Blackwater Lake?
Blackwater Lake is approximately 767 sq acres (3.1 sq km) in size with 8 miles (12.2 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Blackwater Lake?
Blackwater Lake is approximately 67 feet (20.4 m) at its deepest point.

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

Other fish species in the lake include Banded Killifish, Blackchin Shiner, Blacknose Shiner, Bluntnose Minnow, Central Mudminnow, Cisco (Tullibee), Common Shiner, Golden Shiner, Hybrid Sunfish, Iowa Darter, Johnny Darter, Mottled Sculpin, Pugnose Shiner, Tadpole Madtom and White Sucker.

What are the closest cities to Blackwater Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Longville, MN.

Are there places to stay in the Blackwater 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! Blackwater 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!
More Lodging Options

Are there boat launches on Blackwater Lake?
We know of 1 public boat launch on Blackwater 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 Blackwater Lake?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

Explore the Blackwater Lake area in a RV
Are you looking for an adventurous vacation option that won't break the bank? Look no further than renting an RV! Contrary to popular belief, the process is much simpler than you might imagine. With just a few easy steps, you'll soon be experiencing the ultimate freedom and convenience of exploring the open road in your very own recreational vehicle. And the best part? RV travel can save you up to 60% compared to other types of vacations! With the money you'll save, you'll be able to travel even more and create unforgettable memories along the way. So why wait? Start planning your next adventure today with an RV rental. Learn more about renting a RV.

Forest River Vibe
Forest River Vibe
35 ftSleeps 10
Hackensack, MN
2015 Forest River Vibe Extreme Lite
2015 Forest River Vibe Extreme Lite
34 ftSleeps 8
Hackensack, MN
2003 Breckenridge Park model
2003 Breckenridge Park model
40 ftSleeps 4
Hackensack, MN
"The Eagle's Nest" 2023 NoBo 10.7 w/Rhino Rack and optional rooftop tent
15 ftSleeps 4
Laporte, MN
More RV Options
History & Status of the Fishery

Blackwater Lake (DOW# 11-0274; Lake Class 25) is a 767-acre lake located near Longville, MN. A DNR owned public access on the northeast shore. Blackwater Lake has 7.63 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 67 feet. The DNR has classified Minnesota's lakes into 43 different classes based on physical, chemical and other characteristics. Blackwater Lake is in Lake Class 25; lakes in this class are deep, clear, and irregularly shaped.

Blackwater Lake is one of the top Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass lakes in the Walker Area. Blackwater has both quantity and quality with fish up to 20 inches. Northern Pike are abundant in Blackwater Lake and catch rates tend to range between 7 and 12 fish per gill net with Northern Pike up to 30 inches sampled. Walleye numbers in Blackwater Lake are moderate and Walleye sampled ranged in length from 8 to 24 inches, with a large percentage of Walleye sampled over 20 inches long. Bluegill and Black Crappie can also provide additional fishing opportunities to anglers, with quality-sized fish present for both species.

Other fish species that anglers can expect to encounter include Brown Bullhead, Hybrid Sunfish Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass, Tullibee (Cisco), White Sucker, Yellow Bullhead, and Yellow Perch.

People can have significant impacts on lakes and the fish populations they support. Harvest, lakeshore development, removal of shoreline vegetation, and introductions of invasive species can all adversely affect fish populations. No aquatic invasives have been identified in Blackwater Lake. AIS (aquatic invasive species) are moved from infested to non-infested waters by anglers, boaters, and lake shore owners and can adversely impact lakes and fish populations. To avoid spreading AIS, lake users are required to remove all aquatic plants or animals from their watercraft and drain all water from their boat before leaving the access. If you suspect an infestation of an invasive species in this lake, save a specimen and report it to a local natural resource office. Additional information on all of these topics can be found on the DNR website (www.dnr.state.mn.us) or by contacting the Walker Area Fisheries office.

What is the average air temp for Blackwater Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Blackwater 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 35°F (2°C) to a low around 19°F (-7°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 Blackwater Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 1 state park in the vacinity of Blackwater Lake.

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

Blackwater Lake Reviews
Below is the word on street about Blackwater Lake.
Have you been to Blackwater Lake? Why not share your personal reveiw with others?
Submit Review
katie v.
5 star rating
Great bass lake crappie lake if you find the hot spots. Northerns are decent . Beautiful lake and not busy really nice landing love the lake it's where i go every summer!
Reviewed Feb 26, 2011

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
There's more lake's to explore around Blackwater Lake...
IXL Lake 1.5 mi 95 40 ft
Widow Lake 1.5 mi 198 46 ft
Island Lake 1.6 mi 184 40 ft
Sand Lake 1.7 mi 41 8 ft
Sand Lake 1.7 mi 149 54 ft
Mule Lake 1.9 mi 525 47 ft
Squeedunk Lake 2.4 mi 17 35 ft
Little Woman Lake 2.8 mi 36 14 ft
Long Lake 2.8 mi 246 37 ft
Hay Lake 2.9 mi 364 56 ft
DISCLAIMER: Lake-Link Inc assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions of the information for Blackwater Lake. Although we strive to provide the most accurate information as we can the information contained in this page is provided on an "as is" basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness or timeliness.

ITX-CB Carbon Spinning Reel
Okuma is proud to announce the introduction of the ITX CB Spinning Reel, designed specifically for freshwater and light inshore fishing. PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: OKUMA FISHING TACKLE - ITX-CB Carbon Spinning Reel

VMC - Rattling Roach Spoon
Rattling Roach Spoon
When it’s time to eat, the VMC® Rattling Roach Spoon calls ‘em in. Its intense fluttering action combined with an exposed rattle chamber delivers maximum sound vibrations, grabbing the attention of nearby fish like no other spoon. PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: VMC - Rattling Roach Spoon

Copyright © 2001-2023 Lake-Link Inc. All rights reserved.
No portion of this website can be used or distributed without prior written consent of Lake-Link, Inc.
This website may contain affiliate links, meaning when you click the links and make a purchase, we may receive a small commission.
Lake-Link Home
fishing geared up by