Pelican Lake (Otter Tail County, Minnesota)
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Pelican Lake Otter Tail County, Minnesota

Pelican Lake is a lake located about seven miles north of Pelican Rapids, in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States. Pelican Lake is now a highly developed lake with its major uses being predominantly recreation, but its fishing is also excellent. The lake was recently discovered to be infested with zebra mussels, which threatens not only Pelican Lake, but all lakes connected by the Pelican River.

Size and shape

The lake covers an area of 3,986 acres (16.13 km2), and reaches a maximum depth of 64 ft (20 m) in the northern portion of the lake. The lake got its name because of its unique and very intricate resemblance to the shape of a pelican.[]

Neighboring lakes

The Pelican River runs through the lake and forces water southeastward into Lake Lizzie. Little Pelican Lake is located to the northeast and is navigable by going upstream on the Pelican River.


A popular family resort by the name of Fair Hills Resort is located on the lake.


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