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Big Rice Lake, MN

US Forest Service

Big Rice Lake

Big Rice Lake is a large, shallow lake- 1870 acres, maximum depth 5 feet. For 2000 years and continuing today, wild rice has been harvested from the lake. The area offers a drive-in rustic campground ...[more]

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Directions

Big Rice Lake is located 14 miles north of Virginia, MN.

  • From Virginia, take Highway 53 north for 8 miles to County Road 131.

  • Turn right on County Road 131 for 1 mile.

  • Turn left on County Road 68 for 0.3 mile.

  • Go straight on Pelton Road County 405 (County 405 becomes UT8116) for 2 miles.

  • Turn right on F.R. 256. This is a one-lane gravel road. Continue on for 6 miles.

  • Turn right on F.R. 247. One mile to Big Rice Lake.

Activities
  • BOATING BOATING
  • FISHING FISHING
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