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Area Description

Cass Lake is where pristine lakes, abundant forests and a natural habitat are waiting to provide
visitors with a multitude of activities encompassing all four of Minnesota's seasons.
Located in the heart of the Chippewa National Forest and the Leech Lake
Reservation, visitors can enjoy bird watching, hiking, snowmobiling, biking, hunting
and of course, fishing on one of the eight lakes on the Cass Lake Chain of lakes.
Golfing enthusiasts can play on one of several golf courses in the area. Visitors looking
for more to do can stop in at Lyle's Logging Camp and Museum, partake in cultural
events, shop nearby, dine at a variety of bars/restaurants, enjoy the three Casino's in
the area or just relax and savor the serenity of the area.
Every season brings excitement to the area. Winter provides fishing enthusiasts
with time on the ice for either angling or spearing. Visitors interested in recreational
activities during the winter can explore the hundreds of miles of maintained
snowmobile trails. Spring is a great time to enjoy the blooming plants and the season
opener for fishing. Summer presents a variety of activities on the lake – fishing,
canoeing and water sports to name a few. One of the best times to be in the area is
the fall when the leaves are changing colors. Take a boat ride; fish the lake; hunt for
grouse, deer or duck; hike in the forest or simply enjoy the scenery. No matter what
season, the Cass Lake area brings events and festivals for visitors to enjoy. Fish the
Winter Fishing Challenge in February, enjoy music, food and more at Summer Fest in
July, or take in a number of events throughout the year. Visit the Cass Lake area and
you are sure to take home lasting memories that will bring you back season after
season, year after year.

Region Characteristics

Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   The Fishing Experience of a Lifetime In the Cass Lake area, there is one thing we do all year around, and that is fishing! In centuries past, it may have been even a matter of life or death, whether or not a meal was speared, netted, or caught on a bone carved hook. As the first settlers arrived, it was a necessity of their diet, along with the animals and birds they harvested.

Cultural Activities

We have a community library and Cass Lake Museum and Lyle's Logging Camp. We are also within 30 miles of the Moondance Jam Grounds that host Jammin Country and Moondance Jam. We are 15 miles from Bemidji.

Public transportation

Medical Facilities

Cass Lake has a hospital - Indian Health Service
Within 15 miles we have Sanford Health


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  -8.8  3.4  15.6  0.8 "  9.4 "
 Feb  -1.8  11.0  23.8  0.7 "  7.0 "
 Mar  13.4  24.5  35.6  1.3 "  7.2 "
 Apr  27.5  39.5  51.4  1.8 "  3.3 "
 May  40.7  53.6  66.6  2.8 "  0.0 "
 Jun  50.5  62.6  74.7  4.0 "  0.0 "
 Jul  55.5  67.3  79.0  4.3 "  0.0 "
 Aug  53.6  65.3  76.9  3.4 "  0.0 "
 Sep  44.4  55.1  65.9  2.8 "  0.0 "
 Oct  33.2  43.0  52.8  2.6 "  0.7 "
 Nov  17.2  25.6  33.9  1.4 "  6.9 "
 Dec  -0.4  9.9  20.3  0.7 "  9.7 "

Summer are warm and sunny for swimming, boating, and lots of water activities. Fall is very beautiful with the many colors on all the trees. Winter is great for ice fishing, spearing, ice skating, and snowmobiling. Spring bring us an abundance of beautiful colors of flowers.

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Cost of Living for Cass Lake, MN

Cass Lake, Minnesota cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Assistance in Cass Lake, MN

Cass Lake, Minnesota offers the following assistance for seniors:

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

There is always the need for volunteers within the community.

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