What does the largest lake among the Great lakes hide? Why is it called the state with 10,000 lakes? Play this interesting Minnesota lakes quiz to find out.
There are exactly 11,842 lakes and each lake has its own story to tell. Get to know about the most fascinating facts with these lakes of Minnesota quiz.
The state which formed a part of the French holding of Louisiana was purchased by the U.S. in 1803 and was named the North Star state by the then Governor. It is also known as the state with the most lakes and forests, Gopher State, and home to the Twin Cities, Minneapolis, and Saint Paul.
Are you ready to play the Minnesota lakes trivia now?
1. How Many Lakes Are There in Minnesota?
Minnesota is popularly known as the state with 10,000 lakes but in reality, 11,842 lakes comprise both natural and manmade lakes. Minnesota is only 3000 lakes short in comparison to Wisconsin.
2. What Is the Most Common Name for a Lake in Minnesota?
Mud is a common name for water bodies in the U.S. There are around 677 mud lakes,210 Mud Ponds, 4 Mud Reservoirs, 3 Mud Sloughs, 2 Mud Tanks, and 1 Mud Millpond in the U.S., 261 are located in Minnesota.
3. What Makes a Lake, a Lake in Minnesota?
The Dept. of natural resources states that a water body with the ability to make waves strong enough to sweep a part of its shore free of vegetation or larger than 10 acres can be termed as a lake.
4. What Is the Clearest Lake in Minnesota?
Lake Caribou is located south of Marcel, Minnesota. It is considered to be the clearest lake in the city coming at par with the Caribbean. While lake Tahoe is the clearest lake in the U.S.
5. What Is the Deepest Lake in Minnesota?
Lake Superior is deeper but technically it is also shared by Wisconsin and Canada. Thus, Portsmouth Mine Pit is the deepest lake completely situated in Minnesota with 450ft or more depth.
6. What Is the Smallest Lake in Minnesota?
Spoon lake, located in Maplewood spanning across 6 acres, is the smallest lake in Minnesota. The groove box mystery formed naturally is a famous tourist attraction.
7. Which Is the Largest Lake in Minnesota?
The surprise attack on a fleet of Dakota canoes by the Ojibwe tribe caused the 288,800 acres of lake to turn red with blood giving rise to the name ‘Red Lake’. It’s also the 16th largest freshwater lake in the U.S.
8. What Is the Most Beautiful Lake in Minnesota?
Situated in Minneapolis, the lake of Isles is the sportiest lake in Minnesota with tourists buzzing year-round to enjoy various water-based activities and sightseeing in the Twin Cities.
9. Which Lake Is Famous for Its Two Woody Islands?
With a maximum depth of 31ft and with a shore that stretches for 2.86 miles, the Lake of Isles is famous for its two woody islands and long northern arm.
10. Lake Nee-Man-Nee Was Renamed as _______
The Ojibwe tribe named the lake Nee-Man-Nee that meant “the evening sun tinting the water a reddish color”. French fur traders translated it to ‘Vermilion’ which is used at present.
11. Lake Bde Maka Ska Was Formerly Known as ______
Lake Bde Maka Ska is the largest lake in Minneapolis spanning around 401 acres with three beaches. Its dense parkland is a paradise for hikers and cyclists along with other water-based activities.
12. Skiing Originated in _______
Though all of the above 4 lakes are famous for skiing, lake Pepin formed by the Mississippi River creates a border between Minnesota and Wisconsin. It has a lighthouse and fishing facilities too.
13. How Many Beaches Does Lake Harriet Have?
Lake Pepin has three beaches while Lake Harriet has only 2. But the recreational facilities, sailing opportunities attract both tourists and locals to spend a vacation by its shore.
14. Which Is the Most Mysterious Place in Lake Superior?
Scientists have discovered that the water from Devil’s Kettle disappears within a rock only to reappear from its origin point at Burle River. But they still don’t know where the objects dropped into the falls go.
15. Can You Own a Lake in Minnesota?
Minnesota allows private ownership of its lakes concerning the Riparian rights. Unlike common belief, the state doesn’t own a strip of the lakeshore. Thus, entering private lakes is treated as trespassing.