Little Rice Lake


Little Rice Lake is a small lake with a carry-down lake access, boardwalk and floating bog. The lake offers wild rice gathering, wildlife viewing and waterfowl hunting.  

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At a Glance

Closest Towns: Virginia, MN
Water: Boil or filter water.
Operated By: USDA Forest Service
Information Center: Laurentian Ranger District, 218-453-8650

General Information


Little Rice Lake is located about 14 miles northeast of Virginia. 

  • From Virginia, Take Highway 53 North for 4 miles. 
  • Take ramp to Highway 169, continue for 11.6 miles. 
  • Turn left on County Road 304 for 2 miles.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



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Game Bird/Waterfowl

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

Water Activities

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