Now when a lot of people think of Minnesota lakes (all 11,842 of them), you might thinks lots of action and waves from fishing boats, kids jumping off docks and water skiers zipping by. Not at all the case for Lake Kabetogama. With a slight fog lifting we sat their gazing across calm, clear water, sipping our coffee and listening to the calls of the Common Loon. (how's that for an uber Minnesota moment??)
Now don't get me wrong I REALLY wanted to get on the water in my own kayak or paddleboard. You can rent boats, kayaks, canoes from many different spots but they don't come with the knowledge that Larry has and offered to us as we drove across the lake. Here's what we learned and why we love this lake...
Unfortunately this lake also gets a bit of a bad rap due to all the reasons I think it's perfect. The median depth is only around 28ft and there are many rocks barely surfacing the water. This scares off a lot of boaters since you could very easily hit one or run yourself aground in shallow spots between the smaller islands. Also, jet skis have been banned from the lake as well. Not because they are disruptive but strictly for safety reasons. So on a calm day there will be a lot of boats but just as many kayaks, canoes and paddleboards cruising the shorelines and hopping through the islands.
There are also a number of hiking trails around the lake to explore.
Have you been to Lake Kabetogama or other notable spots in Voyageurs National Park? Tell us about it in the comments.
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