Walker, Minnesota

Area Resources

Leech Lake Tourism Bureau
Leech Lake Chamber of Commerce
Fishing Leech Lake
Hackensack Chamber of Commerce
Longville Chamber of Commerce


Walker Area Information

Walker is a quaint northern Minnesota vacation town. Walker sets on the banks of Walker Bay of Leech Lake. Leech Lake is the third largest lake in Minnesota with an 112,000 surface acres of water. Walker was founded in the very early 1900's. Historically it was a logging/saw mill town but has a long history of vacation life including lakeshore camps, lakeshore cabins and lake homes. Find homes for sale in Walker, Minnesota.

The Walker community is constantly promoting year round activities and events. There is always something to do in Walker, Minnesota. There are numerous restaurants and great shopping in downtown Walker and the surrounding Walker area. Evening entertainment including music, dancing and karaoke can be enjoyed at favorite hot spots in Walker. Two major music festivals, Moondance Jam and Moondance "Jammin Country" Fest are held annually in the Leech Lake/Walker area. The North Star Sportsmen's Club of Walker host many special events. Their Wild Game Feed is a favorite. Downtown Walker closes their streets to host the Ethnic Fest each September. Cajun Fest is held at the Northern Lights Casino just a few miles south of Walker in August. The Fall Has It All 18 daylong event is promoted by the entire Walker community. The Walker Sled Dog Races have become an annual being held on Leech Lake right in downtown Walker.

Walker offers Leech Lake world class fishing and fishing tournaments including walleye fishing, Muskie fishing, northern, perch, sunfish and crappie fishing. Leech Lake ice fishing is a favorite of both Walker area residents and winter vacationers. Walker hosts the International Eel Pout Festival/fishing contest and Polar Plunge, held on Leech Lake annually. There are dozens of fishing guides familiar with Leech Lake in the Walker area.

For the golf lovers Walker has two excellent 18 hole golf courses, Tianna and Long Bow. Each has its own very different character.

Walking and biking trails are maintained around Leech Lake and the Walker area. The Yikes Bikes fund raiser is held annually to benefit the Leech Lake Area Habitat.

Leech Lake is a favorite for sail boaters. The Annual Leech Lake Regatta sailing event is held each August. Recreational boating, water skiing and tubing are enjoyed the entire summer especially in the calm waters of Traders Bay and Agency Bay of Leech Lake.

The Leech Lake/Walker area is a paradise for snowmobilers. Hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails are enjoyed by thousands of snowmobilers and maintained by the Leech Lake Riders Club.

If you like to gamble Northern Lights Casino is just 5 minutes from downtown Walker. It is a beautiful new facility which offers World Class entertainment on a regular basis. You can see some of your favorite Las Vegas entertainer’s right in Walker, Minnesota.

Walker "City Park" offers a sandy public lakeshore swimming beach, public tennis courts and two excellent lakefront boat ramps with plenty of parking space. Walker "City Dock" offers many public Leech Lake docking slips. From "City Dock" to downtown Walker is just one block.

The brand new Chase Hotel sets in downtown Walker overlooking Walker Bay of Leech Lake. It boasts over seventy very upscale hotel rooms. Also offered for rent and for sale are beautifully done Condotels with complete living facilities including kitchen, dining, living room, bedrooms and baths. The Chase also has a wonderful restaurant with inside and outside dining both overlooking Walker Bay of Leech Lake. The Chase can hold conferences and has a wonderful full service Spa and an indoor swimming pool plus hot tub. The Chase even has its own two lane bowling alley.

The Chippewa National Forest surrounds the Leech Lake/Walker area and provides many thousands of acres of public land for hunters, hikers, cross country skiers, four wheeler enthusiasts, snowmobilers and fishermen.

Get the best Walker real estate for sale and find some of the nicest homes for sale on Leech Lake in Minnesota and enjoy the small town charm of Walker Minnesota.

 

Distance and Direction of Area Towns and
Significant Cities from Walker, Minnesota

Towns Miles Direction Driving Time
Akeley 10.3 SW 13 min
Backus 21.9 S 27 min
Bemidji 37.3 NW 43 min
Brainerd 61.5 S 1 hr, 18 min
Cass Lake 21.1 N 22 min
Federal Dam 34.9 NE 51 min
Hackensack 13.4 S 15 min
Nevis 16.5 SW 20 min
Park Rapids 28.2 SW 35 min
Pine River 30.3 S 37 min
Remer 34.5 E 41 min

Distance and Direction of Area
Lakes from Walker, Minnesota

Lake

Miles

Direction

ADA Lake

29

S, SE

Agency Bay Lake

9.8

E

Alice Lake

6

SE

Andrusia Lake

26.1

N

Baby Lake

21

SE

Belltaine Lake

16.9

SE

Benedict Lake

5.8

NW

Big Deep Lake

20

S, SE

Big Sand Lake

26

SE

Birch Lake

13

S

Black Water Lake

25

SE

Boy Portage Lake

24

S, SE

Boy Bay, Leech Lake

31

E, NE

Cass Lake

21

N

Child Lake

22

SE

Crooked Lake

16.8

SE

Deer Lake

17.7

SE

Eagle Lake

36

SE

East Crooked Lake

16.8

SE

Eight Crow Wing

17

SE

Eleventh Crow Wing Lake

9

SE

Eleventh Crow Wing Lake

10.3

SW

Farden Lake

25.7

N

Fifth Lake

4.4

S, SE

Fifth Crow Wing Lake

20.1

SE

First Crow Wing Lake

28.8

SE

Fishhook Lake

30

SE

Four Point Lake

19.1

S

Fourth Lake

3.6

S, SE

Fourth Crow Wing Lake

23.2

SE

Garfield Lake

12

NW

Girl Lake

25

E, SE

Grace Lake

29

N, NW

Hand Lake

29

S, SE

Hattie Lake

26

S, SE

Headquarters Bay Lake

24

NE

Horseshoe Lake

22.1

S

Howard Lake

8

S

Inguadona Lake

29

SE

Island Lake

37

SE

Island Lake

20

S

Jack Lake

11.5

SE

Kabekona Lake

9

NW

Kabekona Bay, Leech Lake

3.1

N

Kern Lake

20

SE

Kid Lake

21

SE

Lake George

24.5

NW

Lake May

0

 

Larson Lake

17

S, SE

Linsey Lake

21.5

S

Little Boy Lake

29

SE

Little Sand Lake

 

SE

Little Web Lake

20

SE

Little Wolf Lake

23.1

N

Long Lake

1.6

S

Long Lake

25.6

SE

Long Lake

24

E, SE

Long Lake

2

S

Long Lake #2

30

SE

Lower Bottle Lake

25.7

SE

Mantrap Lake

30.6

SE

May Lake

0.5

S

Moccasin Lake

17

E, SE

Mule Lake

31

SE

Ninth Crow Wing Lake

13.8

SE

N Sucker Bay, Cass Lake

38

NE

Ox Yoke Lake

18.9

S

Pickerel Lake

27

SE

Pine Mountain

22

S

Pleasant Lake

15.4

S

Ponto Lake

29

S, SE

Portage Bay, Leech Lake

11.2

S

Potatoe Lake

30

SE

Rainy Lake

22

S, SE

Sanborn Lake

22

S, SE

Sand Lake

23

SE

Second Crow Wing Lake

30.4

SE

Seventh Crow Wing Lake

18.1

SE

Shallow Lake

18.9

SE

Shingobee Bay Lake

3.2

S

Sixth Lake

6.5

S,SE

Sixth Crow Wing Lake

19.8

SE

Spider Lake

18.5

SE

Steamboat Lake

13.5

N

Steamboat Bay, Leech Lake

9.3

N

Stony Lake

12.7

S

Swamp Lake

8.9

N

Ten Lake

6

S, SE

Ten Mile Lake

9.5

S

Tenth Crow Wing Lake

12

SE

Third Lake

3.1

S

Third Crow Wing Lake

28.2

SE

Thunder Lake

35

SE

Traders Bay, Leech Lake

11.6

NE

Trillium Lake

20

SE

Turtle Lake

7.2

SE

Upper Bottle Lake

25.7

SE

Upper Fifth Lake

4.4

S, SE

Uran Bay Lake

10

SE

Wabb Lake

18

SE

Wabedo Lake

30

SE

Walker Bay, Leech Lake

0

 

Widow Lake

24

SE

Winnebigosh Lake

35

N, NW

Woman Lake

23

SE