We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Lake Pepin

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Red Wing, MN
Phone Number:
+1 651-345-3401

Picturesque twenty-two-mile lake in the Mississippi River Valley.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 70 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 50
  • 20
    Very good
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

We traveled early Oct and the colors were just starting. The sky was blue and the colors popped against the green pines! Eagles teaching their young to feed and birds preparing... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2015
Mary P
Add Photo Write a Review

70 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 70: English reviews
Level Contributor
25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

We traveled early Oct and the colors were just starting. The sky was blue and the colors popped against the green pines! Eagles teaching their young to feed and birds preparing for migration. Wonderful trip around the lake.

Thank Mary P
Big Lake, Minnesota
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 September 2015

We drove down from Big Lake, MN and what a beautiful and relaxing area to visit. We stayed in the beautiful town of Red Wing and drove to Wabasha and enjoyedt the SeptOctober Fest, visiting the amazing eagle center and enjoyed the beauty that surrounds the area.

1 Thank Robbin K
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2015

Went on the Pearl of the Lake on Lake Pepin. It was beautiful. There were a ton of sailboats out, too.

3 Thank tcolacci
Newport, Minnesota
Level Contributor
18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

I've been to this area meant times over the years. It's a beautiful and relaxing area. My favorite time of the year to visit is in the fall, when there are less people in the area and it is more peaceful.

Thank Glenda4724
Level Contributor
163 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015

We drove the great river road and enjoyed Lake Pepin on both the WI and MN side. It's amazingly large, nestled in the bluffs. I can see why people choose this spot for their weekend boating and water fun.

Thank Shannon J
Palm Bay, Florida
Level Contributor
946 reviews
477 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015

Took a drive from Rochester and enjoyed the wonderful harbor and Lake Pepin. Sun was shining and the sailboats and motor boats were out on the lake.

1 Thank Ronald G
Level Contributor
35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015

One of our favorite spots Lake pepin proved to be a very stunning and beauty of many views for all nature lovers on and off waters...stay at a local hotel to catch the sunsets and the beautiful cloud formations and capture a beautiful heat storm with gorgeous lighting. Eagles are seen at morning sunrise and again at dusk as they... More 

Thank jgirl57
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Beautiful Views. Lovely Cities around it (Pepin, WI,..... Lake City, MN, and more). Great weekend getaway.

1 Thank Deb N
Red Wing, Minnesota
Level Contributor
36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

The best place to view Lake Pepin is from Frontenac State Park (see website below). Our house in on Lake Pepin in Wacouta Beach. We overlook Lake Pepin every day. It is beautiful to say the least. You can pay for a sailing afternoon on Lake Pepin. Go to the Pepin Marina in Pepin WI. Call Captain Beth Anderson at... More 

1 Thank Richard M
Berlin, Wisconsin, United States
Level Contributor
18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015

Looking for a rummage sale, and found this place instead. We were traveling along the river, and on our way up to Red Wing we found this great lake, with stunning views.

1 Thank Chad H

Travellers who viewed Lake Pepin also viewed


Been to Lake Pepin? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Lake Pepin and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Lake Pepin staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?