One of the many beautiful lakes in the Leech Lake area is Kabekona Lake, which is an incredibly clear lake. Regardless of whether Kabekona Lake property owners are here full-time or seasonally, they all enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of the lake country. If you zoom out (-) on a Map Search, you’ll get an idea of the vast number of lakes in the Leech Lake area!
About Kabekona Lake
According to the Minnesota Board of Soil and Water Resources, there are 728 lakes in Hubbard County. Kabekona Lake is one of the larger lakes in Hubbard County with a surface area of 2,433 acres and 10 miles of shoreline.
Because of its four inlets and one outlet, Kabekona Lake is a very clear water lake. According to the Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR), Kabekona Lake has a maximum depth of 133 feet.
Things to Do
Whether people are visiting or purchased real estate in the Walker, Hackensack, Longville area, there is something for everyone to do in the Leech Lake, Ten Mile Lake, Woman Lake, and Kabekona Lake area.
Fishing a really clear lake has its challenges, but anglers can make necessary adjustments. Walleyes, Yellow Perch, Tullibee, and Whitefish do well in the cold, oxygenated water of Kabekona Lake. The DNR has more information about Kabekona Lake’s fish species and regulations.
Kabekona Lake has one public access; it is located on the west side of the lake. If you plan to launch there, please take the necessary precautions not to spread aquatic invasive species.
Exploring Trail Systems
The southern shore of Kabekona Lake is within the Paul Bunyan State Forest. The Paul Bunyan State Forest has over 105,000 acres and many miles of trails in the Forest for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, motorcycling, and ATVs.
According to the DNR the following Trails are in or near the Paul Bunyan State Forest. Of course, maps are available at the DNR website, too.
- Martineau Recreational Trail – This trail system has 97 miles of single-track OHM (Off-highway Motorcycle) trails. Some of the trails are for more experienced riders but there are trails marked for beginners, too.
- Round River Drive Trail – There are 107 miles of trails for All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) (class II allowed) and OHM. The trail is marked Easiest and More Difficult to designate the trails for experienced and beginner riders.
In the Kabekona Lake and Leech Lake areas, there are many trails for cycling, hiking, snowmobiling, and ATV riding. Please visit our Featured Lake: Leech Lake for more information about area trails.
There are two 18-hole public golf courses within 15 – 20 minutes of Kabekona Lake: LongBow Golf Club and Tianna Country Club. There is also a 9-hole golf course within 15 minutes from Kabekona Lake: Wedgewood Golf Course.
If you do not have your own land to hunt, check the wildlife management area websites for locations closest to you: Park Rapids Wildlife Management Area and the DNR’s information about wildlife management areas. There is public land in Cass County. Hunting is allowed on some public land in Cass County. Be sure to check the Cass County, Minnesota, website or search a county plat book to be aware of the property boundaries and land topography.
According to the DNR, the wildlife management areas (WMA) are the most commonly hunted public lands. A variety of game species can be hunted: Bear, Deer, Doves, Forest Upland Birds, Pheasants, Sharp-tail Grouse, Small Game, Turkeys, or Waterfowl. In the Leech Lake area, near Walker, there are 3 WMAs. Ah-gwah-ching WMA has 228.42 acres; George Cook WMA has 150.78 acres; and Mule Lake WMA has 351.14 acres.
Shopping, Dining, Events
The Leech Lake area has a wide variety of Shopping, Dining, and Events. Our local chambers have fabulous information about the area.
- Leech Lake Chamber of Commerce
- Akeley Chamber of Commerce
- Hackensack Chamber of Commerce
- Longville Chamber of Commerce
Kabekona Lake property includes a variety of types of lake homes, cabins, and waterfront properties. Properties include everything from stunning log homes with panoramic lake views to quaint small cabins with sunset lake views. Because Kabekona Lake is so desirable, the number of properties for sale is usually quite small.
There are so many fun things to do and experience in the Leech Lake area: Walker, Hackensack, Longville, and Laporte. Be sure to check out the Local Blogs for more information about the Leech Lake area and things to do!