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Lake Pepin

Red Wing, MN
+1 651-345-3401
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Beautiful lake

Had a great time on the lake. It's huge, and we saw it by boat, but the road also passes along it... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Meriah C
via mobile
Beautiful large lake

Big huge lake. lots of room for lots of boating. It would be wonderful if there were more lake... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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Picturesque twenty-two-mile lake in the Mississippi River Valley.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good27%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“the pearl” (5 reviews)
“paddle boats” (4 reviews)
“many places” (4 reviews)
Red Wing, MN
+1 651-345-3401
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a great time on the lake. It's huge, and we saw it by boat, but the road also passes along it, and the lake front in Lake City is lovely. Worth a stop! We saw sail boarders, sail skiing, and lots of sailboats and...More

Thank Meriah C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big huge lake. lots of room for lots of boating. It would be wonderful if there were more lake accessible restaurants on the Minnesota side.

Thank SoccerTease
Reviewed 23 May 2017

For centuries Lake Pepin was border between the Souix and Chippewa...Often a point of conflict between these neighboring tribes. The Chippewa River named for the latter tribe, enters the Mississippi with great force, and over eons deposited sugar-sand into Father of Waters -- partly damming...More

Thank Triponeill
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Lake Pepin is truly amazing! A small unique town, with a huge lake blending with the Mississippi. ⛵, BOATS, lots of them. There are fishing boats, sailing vessels, on your own or take a tour! Watch America's symbol, the majestic Bald Eagle soars over the...More

1  Thank Dorene W
Reviewed 2 April 2017

What a pretty lake this is.... Fun place to pop over and see if you are in the Red Wing area. The tour boat was not up and running yet, but will for sure come back and do this.

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Have stayed at Camp Lacupolis and at hotels in small towns along both the MN and WI sides of Lake Pepin. It is truly a beautiful area. There are many places to stop to eat, shop at flea market and antique stores, fish, boat, etc....More

Thank 4grandtravel4
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

There is so much to see in this city and there are a few houses that go all out for Halloween that was really neat to see. The marina was nice and nothing beats watching the sunrise over the bay.

Thank 508thomasw
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We keep returning to the Lake Pepin Area. Gorgeous views and drive along the Great River Road. Many small towns, hotels, eateries along the way. Lots of fishing, hunting, hiking, shopping opportunities. Makes for a great family trip or romantic weekend.

Thank 850lauriel
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Lake Pepin is that portion of the Upper Mississippi between Minnesota and Wisconsin that begins many miles south of Red Wing, MN and extends many miles south of Pepin, WI. At its widest, it is several miles across. It's lined with majestic bluffs, bald eagle...More

Thank Jazzdat
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Whether you drive along the Minnesota or Wisconsin side of Lake Pepin you will not be disappointed. On both sides of the river there is a vast selection of hotels, B&B's, restaurants and shops to enjoy. There are parks and beaches where you can sit...More

Thank Happy T
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Does Lake Pepin have fishing?
21 May 2015|
Response from jgirl57 |
Yes they do