With several beautiful lakes in the county, it is not difficult to figure out why a large portion of Murray County’s recreational activities involve water. Boating and fishing are a popular past time for residents as well as visitors.
Boating, Wakeboarding And Water Skiing
If boating is your thing, Murray County has some of the best lakes to do it on. Wakeboarding, water skiing, tubing, or just touring around are popular ways to enjoy the long summer days.
How about a scenic canoe trip along the banks of Shetek to get a closer glimpse at southwest Minnesota’s abundant wildlife? Canoes can be rented at the State park.
• Corabelle Lake
A 107 acre Lake located three miles south of Iona. Public access is on the south side of the lake. Fish Stocked: 1999 Black Crappie adult 240, White Crappie adult 68. The maximum depth of Corabelle Lake is approximately 6 feet and the primary bottom type is sand.
• Current Lake
A 377 acre lake located off Highway 91 between Lake Wilson and Balaton. There is public access on the east and northwest sides of the lake. Fish Stocked: 1996 Walleye Fry 295,302, 1997 Walleye Fingerling 1,476, 1999 Walleye Fry 305,075, 2000 Walleye Fingerling 6,863. Walleye and black crappie have been the mainstay of the Current Lake fishery for many years.
• Fulda Lake
A 179 acre lake located just south of Fulda. There is public access on the north and south ends of the lake. Fish Stocked: 1995 Channel Catfish Fingerling 4,674, 1997 Walleye Fingerling 385, 1998 Channel Catfish Fingerling 2,957, 1999 Walleye Fry 110,050, 2000 Walleye Fingerling 2,781. First Fulda has a maximum depth of 6.5 feet.
• Lake Sarah
A 1,093 acre lake located north of Lake Shetek on Highway 59. There is public access on the east and west sides of the lake. Lake Sarah has provided a quality walleye fishery for many years. The lake is managed for walleye as the primary species with yellow perch as a secondary species.
• Lake Shetek
A 3,808 acre lake five miles north of Slayton off Highway 59. There is public access on the northeast, northwest, southeast, west and east sides of the lake. Fish stocked: 1996 Walleye Fry 2,517,098, 1997 Walleye Fry 2,501,000, 1999 Walleye Fry 2,623,645.
• Summit Lake
A 77 acre lake located just south of Hadley. There is public access on the northeast side of the lake. Fish Stocked: 1995 Largemouth Bass Adult 17, 1997 Walleye Fingerling 303, 2000 Walleye Fingerling 1,407 & Largemouth Bass Adult 216.
• Lake Wilson
A 170 acre lake located just east of Lake Wilson. There is public access off Highway 30. Fish Stocked: 1996 Black Crappie Adult 116, 1999 Walleye Fingerling 2,040
• Lime Lake
A 338 acre lake located just north of Avoca. There is public access on the northeast and southwest sides of the lake. Lime Lake has a maximum depth of 7 feet. The lake is managed for northern pike and yellow perch.