Lake Superior

Named Gitchigami by the ojibwe people, which means "big sea"

The Greatest of the great Lakes

You could say Lake County is the heart of the famed and majestic North Shore of Lake Superior – with its ancient cliffs, hidden beaches, and stunning vistas.

Gitchi Gami: The Greatest Lake

As the largest freshwater lake in North America, Lake Superior never fails to take your breath away. Discover Lake County’s rugged shoreline from Knife River to Gooseberry Falls to Caribou Falls. Watch the massive ore boats pull into the harbor. Hike the Superior Hiking Trail. Relax on the beach and search for agates or surf the ocean-like waves. No matter how you take in the beauty of Gitchee Gummi, you’ll experience a magical feeling as you stand in awe of the Greatest Lake.

Fishing Lake Superior

You couldn’t start a list of the best places to fish without mentioning Lake Superior. As the largest body of freshwater in the WORLD, it possesses 30,000 miles of surface area and a maximum depth of 1,335 ft. There are many different water access areas along Highway 61. Lake Superior has various fish species: Walleye, Salmon, Lake Trout, Whitefish, and more.

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