gla_about_imgAbout Green Lake:

  • Size: 1,810 acres
  • Maximum Depth: 32 ft
  • Water Clarity: 3.2-3.5 ft
  • Ordinary High Water Mark: 892.5 ft

Public Access:

  • 1. Little Green State Water Access Site
  • 2. Green Lake State Water Access Site
  • 3. City Dock on Little Green
  • 4. Ojiketa Regional Park, 70 acres
    • a. Trails
    • b. Camping/Cabins
    • c. Event Center
    • d. Swimming Beach
    • e. Boat Slips/Water Sports

County: Chisago County. The name Chisago comes from the Chippewa (Ojibway) Indian name referring to Chisago Lake (Kichi-saga sagiagan).  Kichi means large, saga means fair or lovely.

Nearest City: Chisago City “Gateway to the Lake”, one of “America’s Best Communities”

  • Founded: 1855
  • Population: 4,967
  • Size: 12 square miles
  • 35 miles north of St Paul, Minnesota

Chisago Chain of Lakes:

To alleviate high water situations, a plan was developed to create channels and build weirs (a small overflow dam used to alter the flow of water) to aid in controlling the flow of water throughout the lake system. The chain starts at South Center Lake to North Center Lake to North Lindstrom Lake to South Lindstrom Lake to Chisago Lake to Walmark and Green Lake to Little Green Lake to Lake Ellen to Swamp Lake and eventually to the Sunrise River.