Lake of the Woods

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Lake of the Woods,

1,485 sq mi (3,846 sq km), c.70 mi (110 km) long, on the U.S.-Canada border in the pine forest region of N Minn., SE Man., and SW Ont. More than two thirds of the lake is in Canada. A remnant of former glacial Lake Agassiz, it is fed by the Rainy River and drained to the northwest by the Winnipeg River. It has a very irregular shoreline and approximately 14,000 islands. Lake of the Woods separates the Northwest Angle, the northernmost land of the conterminous United States, from the rest of Minnesota. Abundant in fish and game, the region is a resort area.

Lake of the Woods

 

a lake in North America, on the US-Canadian border. Area, 4,860 sq km; depth, up to 26 m. It is a vestige of the vast glacial Lake Agassiz. The northern shoreline is heavily indented. The lake abounds in forested islands. It drains into Lake Winnipeg. The Canadian city of Kenora is located on the north shore of Lake of the Woods.

Lake of the Woods

a lake in N central North America, mostly in W Northern Ontario, Canada: fed chiefly by the Rainy River; drains into Lake Winnipeg by the Winnipeg River; many islands; tourist region. Area: 3846 sq. km (1485 sq. miles)