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“Nice boating”
Review of Lake Pepin

Lake Pepin
Ranked #2 of 28 things to do in Red Wing
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Owner description: Picturesque twenty-two-mile lake in the Mississippi River Valley.
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Spent a couple of hours on Lake Pepin during 4th of July weekend. Was not busy - lots of sailboats. Good boat ramp!!!

Thank Creese21
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

You can see a lot of boats on this lake at any time other than winter. Being a large lake and susceptible to wind, it's a place for sailboats. Always fun to see all of the boats in nice weather. Pretty area, but congested with tourists on holiday weekends.

Thank CaptTrouble
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Reviewed 24 June 2017 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 people fishing. Tons to do here.

Thank Meriah C
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

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
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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 the big river, creating the vast lake.
Costs nothing to travel from Red Wing around the Lake, encountering a spectacular visita of towering sandstone bluffs, and the gyre of eagles. Cross over to Wisconsin and follow one of the most scenic drives in the U.S. and return crossing back into historic Wabasha.
Take a whole day, due to the many quaint old towns around the Lake. And do not pass by historic monuments -- for the French built forts and trading posts as early as the 16th Century. And it was Lake Pepin, which inspired Longfellow in his legendary poem of Hiawatha.
So much to see, one might be advised to make it a two day venture. There are many places to play, and stay around these magnificent body of water.

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