Boating & Sailing

Boating and Sailing on Leech Lake

You don’t need to own a boat to enjoy fun on the lake, there are many resorts and rental shops that can cater to your preference boating style.  Leech Lake has an abundance of clean clear water perfect for all types of water sports. The natural design of the lake makes it easy to find calm water in one of its many different bays.   There are nearly 200 miles of shoreline and over 100,00 acres of water. There are many places you can boat up to catch a bite to eat. Leech Lake is home to the largest regatta in Minnesota.


In Minnesota, there is nothing better to do on a warm summer day than to take a cruise in the boat. From a relaxing conversational trip on a pontoon, to making waves in a speedboat, boating on Leech Lake is sure to be a highlight of any vacation. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the lake as people in passing boats wave. If you prefer to be in direct contact with the water, there is plenty of space for waterskiing, tubing, or wakeboarding around the lake. You can enjoy the sparkling waters in any way you choose, while exploring hundreds of miles of undeveloped shoreline.


Large or small craft, miles and miles of open water, and many bays of Leech Lake make the lake perfect for sailing. Sailboats are available for rent and lessons are provided at the Shores of Leech Lake. The Shores of Leech Lake is a marina and RV park and is also home to the Shores of Leech Lake Yacht Club, a group of people who enjoy sailing on Leech Lake as much as you will. The Shores of Leech Lake Yacht Club also runs the Leech Lake Sailing Regatta, held every August.

Shingobee Canoe Adventures

Shingobee Canoe Adventures offers guided canoe trips through the secluded Chippewa National Forest, on the scenic Shingobee River. This area is lush with wildlife and full of beautiful landscapes and natural scenery. Their canoe trips are for adventurous types looking for a physical challenge, complete with portaging. Book your trip today on the Shingobee Canoe Adventures website.


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