Lake Sisseton

Often silhouetted by the morning sun, the beautiful stone Martin County Courthouse, (circa 1906) appears to rise above the trees just north of Ward Park. Also overlooking the lake, Sylvania Park houses a historic band shell that is used for live musical performances during the summer. There is dining nearby, and the NW side of the lake has the beautiful Day Farm Trail/Bike Path and Heritage Acres 40-acre agricultural interpretative center with community gardens.

139 Acres, 19 Feet Deep, Shoreline 2.8 miles, North-South Distance .89 Miles

Lake Sisseton’s shoreline of rock, gravel, sand and woody debris provide good habitat for fish. And since it is a popular fishing lake, the DNR stock this lake with Walleye fingerlings every other year. In 2014, the FLF stocked this lake with 300 Bluegills. You’ll find aerators on this lake as well in the wintertime, so don’t get too close with your skis, snowshoes or snowmobile and be sure to obey the thin ice markers. Local lore says there still are remnants of Indian trails along the lakes bank. This lake was named for the Sisseton branch of the Dakota Indian tribe that once dominated this region now known as...Martin County.

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Fish found in Lake Sisseton

  • Black Bullhead
  • Black Crappie
  • Bluegill
  • Channel Catfish
  • Green Sunfish
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Northern Pike
  • Walleye
  • White Crappie
  • Yellow Bullhead
  • Yellow Perch
  • Bigmouth Buffalo
  • Common Carp
  • Freshwater Drum
  • Quillback
  • White Sucker
  • Bluntnose Minnow
  • Fathead Minnow
  • Golden Shiner
  • Johnny Darter
  • Shiners
  • Spottail Shiner