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Badger Lake

Polk County - Minnesota
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Frequently Asked Questions About Badger Lake, MN

How big is Badger Lake?
Badger Lake is approximately 256 sq acres (1.0 sq km) in size with 3 miles (4.8 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Badger Lake?
Badger Lake is approximately 19 feet (5.8 m) at its deepest point.

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

Other fish species in the lake include Fathead Minnow, Iowa Darter, Tadpole Madtom and White Sucker.

What are the closest cities to Badger Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Erskine, MN, McIntosh, MN and Winger, MN.

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

Explore the Badger 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

Badger Lake is a marginal fish lake on the northern edge of Erskine, MN. The lake has a history of winter kills and abundant populations of Northern Pike and Black Bullhead. Following winterkills, the lake re-populates with Northern Pike and other fish species by immigration via County Ditch 73 or other channels. Pump and baffle aeration, begun in 1990, was discontinued in 2006 due to the lack of access to locations with good lake depth and electrical power. Since then, the City of Erskine annually operates two surface agitator units in Badger Lake, reducing the potential for winterkill. The City incurs all costs associated with the operation. DNR Fisheries crews monitor dissolved oxygen occasionally (usually in late winter) to evaluate the likelyhood of winterkill.

Although bullheads remained present in 2016, net catches have certainly declined in the past decade. Northern Pike abundance in 2016 was similar to the 2010 survey at 12 pike per gill net. The average size of Northern Pike was up slightly from the 2010 survey and above the historical average. Pike averaged 2.1 pounds, with the largest Northern Pike sampled being 29.3 inches.

Bluegill numbers in Badger Lake have increased to a historic high in 2016. Although the average size of 5.1 inches was at an all time low, the largest Bluegill sampled was 9.5 inches.

Walleye numbers have historically been low in Badger Lake and sustained by fry stocking. Three Walleye were sampled in 2016 which is a historic high. Yellow Perch numbers remained at the long term average of 3.5 fish per net and had an average size of 7 inches.

What is the average air temp for Badger Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Badger 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.

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
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Crystal Lake 5.5 mi 118 30 ft
Union Lake 6.4 mi 887 83 ft
Cable Lake 7.5 mi 194 14 ft
Maple Lake 7.5 mi 1,641 14 ft
Hill River 9.6 mi 102 60 ft
Cable Lake 10.9 mi 143 14 ft
Unnamed Lake 11.2 mi 43 42 ft
Store Lake 11.9 mi 50 19 ft
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