Alex Lakes

The Alexandria Lakes Area is known for the over 350 pristine lakes in the surrounding area! From boating and fishing to trying out the famous “water Jet Pack,” you will find it all right here in Alexandria!

Lake of the Month

Turtle Lake

Turtle Lake

Location: Forada

Named After: Named after the turtles seen there

Elevation: 1,384 feet (422 meters) above sea level 

Size: 218 acres  

Average Depth: 7 ft

Maximum Depth: 21 ft

Lake: 45.7748709, -95.4020232

Specializes in: Bass and walleye 

Other Species:  black bullhead, black crappie, bluegill, brown bullhead, green sunfish, hybrid sunfish, largemouth bass, northern pike, pumpkinseed, walleye, yellow bullhead, yellow perch, bowfin (dogfish), common carp, white sucker, bluntnose minnow, Iowa darter, spottail shiner

Fun Facts: Currently infested with zebra mussels

Features: Good fishing and a quite lake

Public Access: 7 miles SW of Alexandria off County Rd 88 on the south shore.


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explore alex area lakes

The Explore Alexandria website offers an array of information on the surrounding Alexandria area lakes, public beaches and watercraft rentals (plus much more!).

Learn more about the many surrounding Alexandria lakes.

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Things to Do in Alexandria

Looking for additional things to do in Alexandria? Check out the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce for the latest happenings:
Things to Do

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