I recorded this video of the north end of Lake Le Homme Dieu in October of 2014 with a starting point at a friend’s cottage on County Road 120. Along with County Road 120, other popular street addresses of in demand real estate at Lake Le Homme Dieu include Government Point, Bay Lane, South Le Homme Dieu Drive, Tolena Road and Crestwood Drive.
At the northwest end of Lake Le Homme Dieu is a channel to Lake Carlos. Right next to it is a public beach named Rotary Beach. At the opposite corner of the lake is another channel and public beach. The channel leads to 630 acre Lake Geneva and the beach is Le Homme Dieu Beach. During the summer months when the temperature is 68 degrees or higher the beach is staffed by a lifeguard. It is possible to bike to the beach as a paved path leads to it from both the south and north ends of the lake. Restrooms are available.
At the north of the lake is the popular Theatre L’Homme Dieu. During the summer months, Theatre L’homme Dieu “produces and presents exceptional live theatre, fine arts and educational programming that celebrates culture and nurtures community, engaging heart, mind, and spirit to enhance the quality of life throughout Central Minnesota.”
The Chain of Lakes offer the only opportunity to get a bite to eat or something to drink via watercraft and Lake Le Homme Dieu has two of the options. Bug-a-Boo Bay and Zorbaz are both located in Le Homme Dieu Bay and are neighbors. Both have marinas for their guests to dock their water chariots. You can’t reach it by boat but a local favorite is Interlachen Inn. Located on County Road 42, it is just a little north of Rotary Beach and a short walk from the homes viewed in the video I embedded.
Did you know? Lake Le Homme Dieu was most likely named by an early settler, Glendy King. Mr. King was a graduate of West Point and the story is that he named it in honor of a fellow West Point graduate and friend.