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Rose Lake

Otter Tail County - Minnesota
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Frequently Asked Questions About Rose Lake, MN

How big is Rose Lake?
Rose Lake is approximately 108 sq acres (0.4 sq km) in size.

How deep is Rose Lake?
Rose Lake is approximately 37 feet (11.3 m) at its deepest point.

What kind of fish can you catch in Rose Lake?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye in Rose Lake.

Are there fishing guides or charters for Rose Lake?
Yes! There are fishing guides and charters for Rose Lake and/or the surrounding area.

What are the closest cities to Rose Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Dalton, MN, Underwood, MN and Fergus Falls, MN.

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

Explore the Rose 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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History & Status of the Fishery
Rose Lake is 103 acre, moderately fertile lake located in southwest Otter Tail County, approximately three miles west of Dalton, MN. The Pomme de Terre River flows through the lake, and a dam at the outlet maintains lake depth. The immediate watershed is composed of agricultural land interspersed with hardwood woodlots. The maximum depth of the lake is 37 feet, and 51% of the lake is 15 feet or less in depth. The secchi disk reading, which is a measure of water clarity, was 10.0 feet in the 2007 survey. Previous secchi disk readings were 6.5 feet in 1974 and 15.0 feet in 1984. The lake is largely undeveloped, and there is no public access. Anglers can expect to catch bluegill, black crappie, largemouth bass and northern pike. Submerged aquatic vegetation is dense in shallow areas. Hardstem bulrush, wild rice and cattails are present in several areas around the lake. These emergent plants provide valuable fish and wildlife habitat, and are critical for maintaining good water quality. They protect shorelines from erosion and can actually absorb and break down pollutants. Because of their ecological importance, bulrush and cattails may not be removed without a DNR permit. Walleye are present in low numbers, and private parties stocked the lake with fingerlings in 1999 and 2006. Only two walleye were sampled in the 2007 survey measuring 6.1 and 22.1 inches. MNDNR does not stock the lake due to the lack of a public access. Northern pike from gill nets ranged in length from 14.4 - 29.1 inches, with a mean length and weight of 22.1 inches and 2.3 pounds. The bluegill trap net catch rate decreased from 129.8 per net in 1984 to 39.0 per net in 2007. Mean length of bluegill measured from trap nets was 5.3 inches, and 14% were seven inches or greater in length. Fifteen largemouth bass were sampled in trap nets, ranging in length from 6.1 - 17.1 inches, with a mean length and weight of 9.7 inches and 0.8 pounds. Anglers can help maintain the quality of angling by practicing selective harvest. Selective harvest encourages the release of medium to large size fish while allowing the harvest of the more abundant smaller fish for table fare. Releasing the medium to large fish will ensure that the lake will have enough spawning age fish on an annual basis and will provide anglers with more opportunities to catch large fish in the future.

What is the average air temp for Rose Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Rose 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 23°F (-5°C) to a low around 5°F (-15°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 Rose Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 2 state parks in the vacinity of Rose Lake.

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

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
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Ten Mile Lake 4.6 mi 1,428 51 ft
Steenerson Lake 4.6 mi 49 56 ft
Clear Lake 4.8 mi 399 29 ft
Hanson Lake 5.0 mi 54 65 ft
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