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Lake Washburn is located in Crooked Lake Township within Cass County, Minnesota.

Washburn Lake covers 1,554 acres


There are 17.2 miles of shoreline.

The average depth is 24 feet with a

maximum depth of 111 feet.  

42% of the lake is less than 15 feet deep.

Lake Washburn Association


Works to ensure that the beauty and quality of Washburn Lake will be preserved for future generations.


Represents Washburn Lake property owners to local and state officials in support of preserving the lake. 


Provides sense of community for Washburn Lake property owners.


Holds two general membership meetings with programs of interest which gives members a chance to meet and socialize with other lake residents.  


Mails newletters to Washburn Lake property owners three times per year to keep up to date with latest information.


Assists with the Water Patrol - Cass County Sheriff's Volunteer Program

Involved with Crooked Lake Township Aquatic Invasive Species Committee in partner with Cass County to provide trained inspectors to inspect watercraft that are launched and removed from the lake at the public access for invasive species such as Eurasian Watermilfoil and Zebra mussels on weekends and holidays from opeing fishing through middle of September. 

Has a membership in the Association of Cass County Lakes and Minnesota Lakes & Rivers to support their efforts to improve and protect Minnesota's water resources.

Works with the DNR to locate and protect spawning areas and maximize the fishing potential of Lake.

Has adopted County Road 48 - Lake Washburn Road - Cleaning area twice per year from State Highway 6 to the end of the blacktop.

Assists Cass County Sheriff's Department in the placement, removal, and maintenance of navigational bouys for the safety of all boaters.

Keeps records of lake levels, clarity, and tests for water quality in four locations. 

Participates in the State Volunteer Loon Watch Program by working to protect current loon nesting areas as well as provide new ones by purchasing and maintaining nesting platforms. 

Lakes Monitoring Program

2020 Results 


Fox pups on North Lake off Fehrs Road

May 2, 2019

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