ABOUT LAKE CHIPPEWA
Lake Chippewa, or Big Chip as it is affectionately known, is a 1,175 acre lake located around 10 miles from downtown Alexandria. It has good water clarity (9.3 feet in a 2013 MN DNR Fisheries Lake Survey) and a maximum depth of 95 feet. Whenever I have been out on Chippewa for a boat ride or Stand Up Paddleboarding, it is very quiet. Maybe a handful of fishing boats and one or two speed boats. People I know that own homes at Lake Chippewa say that is typical. They love it and want to keep it that way.
Big Chip is in Douglas County and its lake classification is Recreational Development.