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Traverse Lake
6338 County Road 10
Wheaton, MN 56296-5469
Phone: (320) 563-4586
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NOTICE: Many states are discouraging or banning movement of firewood to control spread of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). Not bringing wood from home to your campsite and not taking unused wood you procure while camping home with you is recommended -- required in some states. Check the following website to learn more: http://www.emeraldashborer.info/

See the Traverse Lake website for additional information. Primary recreational opportunities are listed below.

Directions & Lake History/Factoid
Directions: From Wheaton, 4 miles north on US 75, 4 miles west on MN 236.

Lake History

Factoid: The Lake Traverse Project is a multipurpose project located on the Minnesota – South Dakota border. The project consists of two dams, one dike and two lakes, Traverse and Mud. The main purpose of the project is to control flooding along the northward flowing Bois de Souix River, which joins the Ottertail River to become the Red River of the North. The significant feature of the project is the Browns Valley Dike on the south end of Lake Traverse, keeping it separate from Big Stone Lake. The dike sits on the continental divide, which marks the outlet of Glacial Lake Agassiz. Waters on the north side of the dike flow into Hudson’s Bay, and on the south, waters flow into the Minnesota River and on to the Mississippi River.

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Recreation areas 1 - 3 of 3 at Traverse Lake

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 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Browns Valley Recreation Area       X     A        
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 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area White Rock Dam Recreation Area           C A G   X    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area   Corps Managed Managed by Others in Italics $ Corps Fees Collected
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XExists at lake
Camping
EElectric Campsites
NNon-electric Campsites
TPull Through Campsites
GGroup Camping
DDump Station
Fishing
CFish Cleaning Stations
DFishing Docks
PFishing Piers
Picnic
APicnic Area
GGroup Picnic
GSGroup Picnic Shelter
Swimming
BEBeach
PSwimming Pool
Trails
BBike Trails
QEquestrian Trails
HHiking Trails
IHiking Trails - Interpretive
ROff Road Vehicle Trails
FFitness Trails
WWater Trails
SSnow Mobile Trails
CCCross Country Skiing Trails
MMultipurpose Trails


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