Boulder Lake

Hubbard County - Minnesota
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Frequently Asked Questions About Boulder Lake, MN

How big is Boulder Lake?
Boulder Lake is approximately 341 sq acres (1.4 sq km) in size with 5 miles (7.9 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Boulder Lake?
Boulder Lake is approximately 28 feet (8.5 m) at its deepest point.

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

Other fish species in the lake include White Sucker.

What are the closest cities to Boulder Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Nevis, MN, Park Rapids, MN and Akeley, MN.

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

Explore the Boulder 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.

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What aquatic invasive species are found in Boulder Lake?
There are some aquatic invasive species found in Boulder Lake including faucet snail.

Join us in the fight to prevent the spread of invasive species These sneaky creatures can hitch a ride on boats, clinging onto propellers, anchor lines, and trailers. They can even survive in hidden places like bilge water and ballast tanks, or disguise themselves in dirt and sand that sticks to nets, buckets, anchors, and waders. But don't worry, we have the power to stop them in their tracks with just a few simple steps. So let's do our part and protect our waters from these unwanted invaders.

History & Status of the Fishery

Boulder Lake is located in southern Hubbard County, 1.5 miles northeast of Dorset. Boulder has a surface area of 340 acres and a maximum depth of 28 feet. A public access with a concrete ramp is located on the west shore. Boulder has primarily a sand bottom with scattered rock and gravel on the north shore. Hardstem bulrush stands fringe the north shoreline and provide important fish habitat, particularly for bass and panfish. Boulder provides fishing opportunities for walleye, northern pike, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and panfish.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has classified Minnesota's lakes into 43 different types based on physical, chemical, and other characteristics. Boulder is in lake class 31. Class 31 lakes generally have hard water, and have regularly shaped shorelines. Other class 31 lakes in the Park Rapids area include Second, Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Crow Wing Lakes, Duck, Evergreen, Hattie, Hinds, Shingobee, Trip, and Lower Twin.

Walleye abundance (5.7 walleye/gillnet) was near the current management goal of 8.0 walleye/gillnet. Walleye abundance in past surveys has generally fluctuated around the management goal. Sampled walleye had an average length of 16.2 inches with fish measured up to 26.1 inches. The walleye population in Boulder is being maintained through a combination of natural reproduction and walleye stocking by the DNR. Boulder is stocked with walleye fingerlings during even numbered years. Yellow perch, an important forage species for walleye, were sampled in moderate numbers. Yellow perch were small in size, with few fish of an acceptable size for angling. Northern pike were sampled in moderate numbers (7.8 pike/gillnet), within the range "typical" for this lake class and similar to past surveys. Sampled northern pike had an average length and weight of 22.5 inches and 2.5 pounds, with pike measured up to 31.2 inches. Both largemouth bass and smallmouth bass are present in Boulder, with largemouth bass the more abundant of the two species. Boulder has good water quality, submerged and emergent vegetation that provides excellent habitat for bass and panfish. Boulder has a low to moderate panfish population, but can provide some good fishing, especially for crappies. Black crappie abundance was up from past surveys, but the sample was dominated by smaller crappie in the 7-8 inch size range, with low numbers of black crappie over 10 inches in length. This strong year class of black crappie should provide good fishing in a few years. Anglers will find bluegill and pumpkinseed in the 6 inch size range, with few fish over 7 inches in length.

What is the average air temp for Boulder Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Boulder 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 38°F (3°C) to a low around 18°F (-8°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 Boulder Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 4 state parks in the vacinity of Boulder Lake.

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

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
There's more lake's to explore around Boulder Lake...
Round Lake 0.8 mi 45 19 ft
Little Sand Lake 1.6 mi 410 80 ft
Ida Lake 1.6 mi 74 40 ft
Loon Lake 2.1 mi 82 50 ft
Shallow Lake 2.4 mi 284 10 ft
Lake Belle Taine 2.4 mi 1,497 56 ft
Gilmore Lake 2.6 mi 93 54 ft
Big Sand Lake 2.9 mi 1,635 135 ft
Dead Horse Lake 3.1 mi 39 9 ft
Deer Lake 3.1 mi 181 9 ft
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