Dark Lake

Dark Lake has a concrete boat ramp suitable for most boats, a picnic site, and an accessible fishing deck. The lake offers a wide variety of fish including walleye, northern pike and panfish. Nearby lakes include: Knuckey Lake, Clear Lake and Camp Four Lake

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At a Glance

Restrictions: Camping not allowed at boat landing. 
Closest Towns: Buhl, MN
Water: Boil or filter water.
Restroom: Outhouse (Vault style) at boat landing.
Operated By: USDA Forest Service
Information Center: Laurentian Ranger District Email | Call | Address | Webpage

General Information


Fishing deck is accessible. 


Dark Lake is located 10 miles north of Buhl, MN.

  • Take Highway 25 north of Buhl for 10 1/2 miles.

  • Turn left on County 65 for short distance.

  • Turn left on the North Dark Lake Road to the Dark Lake boat landing. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Lake and Pond Fishing

Permit: See current Minnesota Department of Natural Resources rules and regulations.  

Boating - Motorized

Boating - Non-Motorized

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