Land of 10,000+ Lakes & This County Has More Than Any Other
Yes, we know that Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes. In fact, there are actually more than that, but it's rounded to ten thousand. But, there is actually a county in Minnesota that has more lakes in that one county than any other in Minnesota, and the whole country.
Otter Tail County has more lakes than any other in the state. Also more than any other county in all of the United States.
According to Only in Your State, Otter Tail County rings in at 1,048 lakes in just that one county. And all of them are available for boating and/or fishing. Many people think of Northern Minnesota as "Lakes Country", and I supposed throughout all of that area, there are more lakes than in other areas of Minnesota. But Otter Tail county is technically located in West Central Minnesota.
Some other cool facts to know about the lakes in Minnesota is that there are only four counties that only have man-made lakes. Those counties are Mower, Olmstead, Pipestone and Rock.
If you ask someone what the largest lake in Minnesota is, you will probably get the answer of Lake Superior. And technically it is, but because it isn't ALL in Minnesota, the largest lake (in Minnesota) is Red Lake. The second largest is Mille Lacs and the third largest is Leech Lake.
All in all, we have so many lakes in this state that some of them are named the same as others. It would be hard not to have that happen. According to "Minnesota Trivia", the most commonly used names are Long at 115 lakes. Mud at 92 lakes and Rice at 78 lakes. We can't get any more creative than that, I guess.