Ice Out!

Let Lake City Float Your Boat!

The only ice you’ll find on Lake Pepin this April will be in your cooler. The ice is out and that can only mean one thing… spring has sprung! Extra Walleye fishing, extra boating, extra wind and paddle sports, and extra birding. So, pack your bags (and your cooler) and Visit Lake City this spring.

World Class Angling

Lake City is set to open the Minnesota fishing season with the Governor’s Opener in May, but we’ve got a little secret… you don’t have to wait to get your Walleye fix! You can fish all year long on the Mississippi River’s Lake Pepin! Bring your boat, fish from shore, or find out where the lunkers are biting from experienced local guides.

Public Launches and Boat Rentals

3 public launches within city limits will get you on the water toot sweet! No boat, no problem. Lake City has you covered. Rent everything from paddleboards to pontoons at one of our area outfitters.

Bird is the Word!

According to Audubon, Lake Pepin is described as the “best bird habitat in the State of Minnesota, especially for migrant birds.” In the spring and fall, nature puts on one of its most magnificent shows right here in Lake City!

Hotels, Vacation Rentals, Condos, and Cabins, Oh My!

Take advantage shoulder season pricing offered by Lake City lodgers. From family vacays to romantic getaways to fun guys or gals weekends with your pals, you’ll find just the right place at just the right price!  

Dining and Shopping

Between dipping your toes or fishing hooks in the water, take advantage of unique shopping at its many boutiques and galleries, or relax at a local spa.
With dozens of independently owned restaurants, dining in Lake City offers experiences for everyone. Enjoy everything from house smoked meats with sprawling lake views to bodacious brunches that will begin the day just right!

The secret is out. From the Governor’s Opener to the Walleye World Championship, Lake City has recently been at the epicenter of freshwater sport fishing. This year, get in on the action early with warmer temps, open water, and shoulder season lodging prices!