Lake Helen is a groundwater drainage lake with moderately hard water, located two miles east of Rosholt in the Town of Alban. The littoral zone is extensive, covering approximately 80 percent of the lake. A sandy bottom allows good swimming around most of the lake. There are no inlets, but an intermittent outlet flows into Flume Creek. Lake Helen covers 87.4 acres, has an estimated volume of 599 acre-feet, and a maximum depth of 18 feet. The estimated retention time in Lake Helen is 2.3 years. The lake appears to have been very scenic at one time; however, the shoreline is now completely developed several tiers deep. Population density is one of this lake’s biggest problems. One small tavern on the northeast side of the lake comprises the commercial development. A small public access and picnic area are also present on the northeast shore, with a boat-launching site and small swimming beach available. Northern pike, largemouth bass, and panfish are the most common fish species. The lake is subject to winterkill of fish.
See a map of the Lake Helen watershed.
Read reports about Lake Helen
- Lake Helen Lake Management Plan
See the Lake Helen Inland Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District website - Click Here