Welcome to the Maple Lake Improvement District

Maple Lake is located in northwest Minnesota, 2 miles south of Mentor in Polk County. It is located close to larger populations and is very convenient for residents and visitors to travel 1 hour or less to enjoy the lake for the day or weekend.

Maple Lake is approximately 1641 sq. acres and around 14 feet deep, and the nearly 20 miles of shoreline are populated with about 630 homes, public beaches and resorts. The lake is popular for recreational watersports and fishing with commonly caught fish such as, Walleye, Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Sunfish, Perch and Bullheads, among others.

In the 1930’s the lake nearly dried up and beginning in 1940, a project involving the diversion of water from nearby Badger Lake and the Poplar River raised the lake to its current level. This rejuvenated the resort industry and the lake remains a popular summer home for many and recreational area for visitors.

Current News

April Meeting

The Maple Lake Improvement District April meeting will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 7:00 pm at the Mentor Community Center

Mentor Fire Department - New Truck

The Mentor Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department recently purchased a 2023 fire truck.  This will replace their 1985 Duplex Pumper.  The vehicle features a Freightliner chassis built by Rosenbauer, with a 1,000 gallon capacity water tank and a 1,250 GPM pump.

The Fire Department would like to thank all that have supported their truck replacement project.  This truck will be an asset to Mentor and add aid in our community for years to come.

23-24 Maple Lake Directory

The Maple Lake Improvement District bi-annual Directory will be published again next spring. Please let us know of any changes to addresses, owners, phone numbers, etc. so that we can make sure the information published is correct. You can email your information to: [email protected]

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