ⓘ Maple Lake (Polk County)

                                     

ⓘ Maple Lake (Polk County)

Maple Lake is a lake in central Polk County, Minnesota, United States, 2 miles due south of Mentor and approximately 4 miles west of Erskine. The lakes name is taken from the extensive sugar maple forest that surrounds it. Even before American settlement of the region, the existence of these extensive hardwood forests in an otherwise treeless open prairie gave the lake a geographic identity. Maple Lake is a natural lake and the westernmost significant lake in the Red River Valley of Northwestern Minnesota. It appears on 19th-century maps of the area, and developed as a summer home and resort community as early as 1910. As a result of drought conditions and low inflows during the 1930s, however, the lake nearly dried up. Beginning in 1940 a two-stage Works Progress Administration development project involving the diversion of water from nearby Badger Lake and the Poplar River raised the lake to its current artificially maintained water level. This rejuvenated the resort industry, and the lake remains a popular summer home, recreational watersports and fishing lake, drawing people from eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota as well as other neighboring states.

                                     
  • Minnesota Maple Lake Douglas County Minnesota, a lake Maple Lake Polk County Minnesota, a lake Maple Lake Wright County Minnesota Canada Maple Lake Lunenburg
  • unincorporated community in Douglas County Wisconsin Maple Lake Douglas County Minnesota Maple Lake Polk County Minnesota Maple River Iowa a tributary
  • Polk County is a county in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The population was 31, 600 at the 2010 United States Census. Its county seat is Crookston, and the
  • northwest corner of Barron County with Polk County to the west and Burnett County to the north. Sand Lake and Beaver Dam Lake cross the town from northwest
  • Maple Bay is an unincorporated community in Godfrey Township in central Polk County Minnesota, United States. A community of second homes and cabins
  • Lake Hancock is north of Bartow, Florida in Polk County Florida. It is ecologically important. Lake Hancock is located in the Polk Upland area between
  • Township, Otter Tail County Minnesota. For other places called Woodside, see Woodside. Woodside Township is a township in Polk County Minnesota, United
  • County north Sawyer County northeast Rusk County east Chippewa County southeast Dunn County south St. Croix County southwest Polk County
  • Florida Lake Lucerne Polk County Florida a small lake north of Winter Haven, Florida Lake Lucerne Georgia Lake Lucerne Ohio Lake Lucerne Maple Valley
  • in Polk County Arkansas. This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Polk County
  • 10 and North Maple Street in downtown Ellsworth in Pierce County WIS 65 heads north on Maple Street out of town, splitting off with County Highway J north