Lake Traverse Vacation and Resort PropertiesThis lake is located near Browns Valley, MN.
Lake Traverse lies along the Minnesota - South Dakota border, and is considered the most southerly lake in the Hudson Bay watershed.
Lake Traverse is located on the Minnesota - South Dakota border. The project consists of two dams, one dike and two lakes, Traverse and Mud. The main purpose of the project is to control flooding along the northward flowing Bois de Souix River, which joins the Ottertail River to become the Red River of the North. The significant feature of the project is the Browns Valley Dike on the south end of Lake Traverse, keeping it separate from Big Stone Lake. The dike sits on the continental divide, which marks the outlet of Glacial Lake Agassiz. Waters on the north side of the dike flow into Hudson's Bay, and on the south, waters flow into the Minnesota River and on to the Mississippi River. The Corps maintains day use areas at each structur.
Facilities at Lake Traverse
- The Browns Valley Recreation Area area has picnic sites.
- The Reservation Dam Recreation Area area has a boat ramp, picnic sites and playground.
- The White Rock Dam Recreation Area area has picnic sites and playground.
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