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Lake Zumbro is located 12 miles north of Rochester, Minnesota home to the Mayo Clinic. The southern portion of the lake is in Olmsted County and the northern portion in Wabasha County. The lake is comprised of approximately 600 acres of water surface and 5 miles of navigable waters. The maximum depth is 42 feet by the Lake Zumbro Hydroelectric Generating Plant.

Current Conditions[edit]


The lake was formed in 1919 upon completion of the Lake Zumbro Hydroelectric Generating Plant on the Zumbro River.


Fish Species[1] [2]

  • Black and white crappie
  • Bluegill
  • Channel catfish
  • Largemouth and smallmouth bass n
  • Muskellunge
  • Northern pike
  • Walleye
  • Yellow perch

Bird Species:

Invasive Species: Zebra Mussels introduced in 2001 [3]

Associations & Partnerships[edit]

  • Lake Zumbro Improvement Association
  • Lake Zumbro Forever
  • Zumbro Watershed Partnership