La Salle Lake State Recreation Area

10221 Cty Rd 9
Solway, MN 56678


La Salle Lake State Recreation Area is Minnesota's newest state recreation area. It offers a great wilderness experience and peaceful getaway amid red and jack pine forests and woodlands.

Park Highlights:

Unique Ecosystem


Drive-in Sites 39 sites

Electric Sites All sites
All sites have full sewer, water and electric hookup.



Hiking 11.5 miles
There are miles of trails that take you to the most pristine parts of the recreation area. Please refer to the "maps" link on the left-hand side of the page to find trails within the park.


Cross Country Skiing No groomed trails

The Itasca-Bemidji GIA snowmobile trail is available within portions of the recreation area.

Snowshoe Anywhere in recreation area

Recreation Facilities


Picnic Area Day use area
Located on the north end of LaSalle Lake. Includes: picnic shelter, vault toilets and nature play area with a gorgeous view of LaSalle Lake.

Picnic Shelter Open shelter
Has electricity and countertop great for a buffet style setup. Picnic shelter is available for rent by calling Itasca State Park at 218-699-7251.

Playground Nature play area
Located in the day use area, this nature play area has been uniquely constructed in the shape of Minnesota, made with all natural materials and is accessible.


Water Source LaSalle Lake
LaSalle Lake is the deepest inland lake in Minnesota reaching depths of 213 feet.

Fishing LaSalle Lake
The lake supports walleye, northern pike, large mouth bass, black crappie and bluegill sunfish populations. Look for posted signs highlighting special fishing regulations.

Fishing Pier LaSalle Lake
Located on one of Minnesota's most pristine lakes, LaSalle Lake supports walleye, northern pike, largemouth bass, black crappie and bluegill sunfish populations. Look for posted signs highlighting special fishing regulations.

Swimming Beach
Natural swimming on LaSalle Lake as there is no specific swimming beach.

Boat Access LaSalle Lake
Small boat access with limited parking.

Boating Restrictions LaSalle Lake
Motor boats allowed with a 10 mph speed limit.

Canoe Access LaSalle Creek
Canoe and kayak access point onto LaSalle Creek.

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