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Black Lake

Wright County - Minnesota
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Frequently Asked Questions About Black Lake, MN


How big is Black Lake?
Black Lake is approximately 98 sq acres (0.4 sq km) in size with 3 miles (4.7 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Black Lake?
Black Lake is approximately 50 feet (15.3 m) at its deepest point with an average depth of 9 feet (2.8 m).

What kind of fish can you catch in Black 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 and Yellow Bullhead in Black Lake.

Other fish species in the lake include Golden Shiner, Green Sunfish and Hybrid Sunfish.



What are the closest cities to Black Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Buffalo, MN, Monticello, MN and Maple Lake, MN.

Are there places to stay in the Black 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! Black 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 Black 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

Black Lake is a small horseshoe shaped basin located seven miles southwest of Monticello in northern Wright County. Ringed with a fringe of cattail there is only a poor, user-developed private access on this natural environment lake. Little development has occurred on this rural lake. Because of the lack of public access no stocking has been done and management has been limited to oxygen testing. The last survey was the initial lake survey done in 1979.

Water quality has been something of an issue but no winterkill has been known for many years. Curled pondweed grew to the surface covering 1.3 acres (less than 1%) on June 5, 2007. Coontail and flatstem pondweeds were the most abundant submersed plant species while white waterlily and cattail were also found on 100% of the vegetation transects. At the time of the survey in early July adequate dissolved oxygen was present down to 10 feet and then from 21-27 feet.

There seem to have been few changes since the last survey in 1979. Northern pike were still abundant as they are in many area lakes. Anglers have a good opportunity to catch northern pike though the average size is less than two pounds. No perch were taken during the survey although a few golden shiners were.

Little is known about the largemouth bass population. Due to the poor access we were unable to launch the electofishing boat. Most area lakes consist of abundant bass populations with a wide range of sizes available to anglers.

From the netting it appears that bluegill are more abundant than black crappie in Black Lake. The average size of bluegill was about six inches; and for crappie it was 9.5 inches. Crappie up to 10.5 inches were captured but the largest bluegill was only a little over seven inches long.

Other species sampled in the fish community include bowfin, black, brown, and yellow bullheads, hybrid, pumpkinseed and green sunfish.

Lake water quality in Wright County is a major concern. Surrounding land use practices can have a detrimental effect on the water and recreational value of the lake. Improving the water quality in Black Lake should be a high priority for the county and landowners around the lake. Some effort may be needed to identify any sources of excess phosphorus and plans developed to reduce these sources. Buffer strips along inlets and lakeshore property are encouraged to reduce nutrients entering the lake. Maintaining adequate septic systems and keeping grass clippings and raked leaves out of the lake will also help reduce nutrients entering the lake, thus slowing algae and excess weed growth.


What is the average air temp for Black Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Black 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 55°F (13°C) to a low around 32°F (0°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.

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Birch Lake 2.9 mi 100 52 ft
Bertram Lake 3.1 mi 111 44 ft
Sullivan Lake 3.3 mi 71 58 ft
Long Lake 3.3 mi 96 35 ft
Upper Maple Lake 3.4 mi 739 76 ft
Lake Ida 3.5 mi 226 60 ft
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