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Red Lake

Physical Features:

Elevation: 305 feet
Area: 366 acres
Shoreline Length: 5.3 miles
Max Depth: 47 feet
Mean Depth: 27 feet
County & Town: Jefferson County, Town of Theresa


DEC beach launch site on Greenacre Road, about 4 miles north of the Hamlet of Theresa.

For more information on this launch including Google Maps driving directions, visit the Boat Launch Sites for Jefferson County page.

Fish Species:

Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Walleye, Yellow Perch, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead


Largemouth bass and northern pike are the most common gamefish in Red Lake with largemouths up to 20" commonly reported and pike up to 25" fairly common. Black crappie over 12" are available and, for a change of pace, legal size chain pickerel are present. Walleye abundance is quite variable, but walleye over 20" are not unusual. As of 2012, Red Lake had been stocked with small walleye fingerlings for several years. The lake is also directly connected to the Indian River, which has a robust, natural walleye population.


Special regulations apply. See the Freshwater Fishing Regulation Guide (PDF).

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