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

February Meeting 

The Maple Lake Improvement District February Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 7:00 pm via Zoom. 

Aerator Installed

The Maple Lake Improvement District installed the aeration equipment on January 4th at the Maple Bay location. Please take notice of signage on the lake and stay clear. There has been traffic between the shoreline and the aerator in past, please do not travel this area. Ice conditions are poor, and power cords lay on the ice and can be damaged by snowmobile and ATV traffic. There are stop signs with arrows to go around. For your safety do not travel between shoreline and the aerator. Thanks Maple Lake Improvement Dist.

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