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

Lake Rachel

Lake Rachel

Location: Holmes City, MN

Named After: Daughter of early Holmes City Settler. 

Elevation: 1,362 feet (415 meters) above sea level

Size: 442 acres

Average Depth: 30 ft

Maximum Depth: 65 ft

Lake: 45.8016° N, - 95.5491° W

Specializes in: pike, sunfish, and walleye

Other Species: black bullhead, black crappie, bluegill, brown bullhead, green sunfish, hybrid sunfish, largemouth bass, northern pike, pumpkinseed, tullibee (cisco), walleye, yellow bullhead, yellow perch, white sucker, banded killifish, bluntnose minnow, central mudminnow, fathead minnow, golden shiner, Iowa darter, Johnny darter, least darter, mimic shiner   

Fun Facts: Special Fishing Regulations: This lake has special fishing regulations that differ from statewide or border water regulations for those species identified below and take precedence.

Including Little Rachel

  • Northern Pike: All from 24-36" must be immediately released. Possession limit three, only one over 36".

Features: Good fishing waters

Public Access: One public access on the corner of E Rachel RD SW and Rachel Shores SW



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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

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Things to Do

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