Right behind Arrowwood Resort and Lake Darling in Alexandria is Lake Louise. At 214 acres it is not a big lake but it is a nice, quiet lake. Almost perfectly round. Some of the most level and nicest lakeshore is on Arrowwood Drive which travels along the south end of Louise. One of my partners at Counselor Realty listed a cottage for sale this week that is at this location. At $159,900, I think it is a very good buy.
3026 Arrowwood Drive NW
Alexandria, MN 56308
2 beds | 1 baths | 864 square feet
UPDATE: This property is under contract as of March 24th
More information about Lake Louise provided by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources:
Status of the Fishery (as of 06/13/2011)
Lake Louise is a small (215 acres), moderately developed basin located northwest of Alexandria in Douglas County. Water quality and clarity are good. Consequently, this basin supports an abundant and diverse aquatic plant community. Habitat attributes are characteristics of a bass-panfish lake. Lake Louise is connected to Lake Charley to the north and North Union Lake to the south. Navigation between these basins is extremely limited. A small public assess is located along the northwest shoreline. Shore anglers enjoy fishing off the northeast shoreline adjacent to the inlet from Lake Charley.
The fish community in Lake Louise is similar to many bass-panfish lakes found in west-central Minnesota. Anglers can anticipate high catch rates of bluegill, largemouth bass, and northern pike. These populations tend to be comprised of relatively high proportions of small- and medium-sized fish. Anglers are encouraged to harvest these surplus gamefishes. Black crappie and walleye are present but abundance of these species is typically low. The few walleye that are caught are usually harvestable-size fish. Mean size in 2011 was 16.5 inches and 1.6 pounds.
Other species captured during the 2011 survey included tullibee (cisco), pumpkinseed sunfish, and rock bass. Less desirable species recorded in the survey catch included black, brown, and yellow bullhead, bowfin (dogfish), common carp, and white sucker. The next lake survey is tentatively scheduled for 2017.