Rib Lake is a lake on its namesake town, Rib Lake. The northern half of the shoreline either consists of Hwy 102 or houses along the shoreline. The water is free of weeds and algae. On the southeast part of the lake, there is a small island.
Paddling toward the southwest corner of the lake towards the Big Rib River, weeds and algae appear and gain in intensity heading towards the river outflow. I was not able to paddle to the river due to the thickness of seaweed. Heading back to the car and along the town, the weeds disappear and there is more development.
Rib Lake is easy to paddle and is a calm lake. During twilight hours there are nice views. However, there are quite a few other lakes nearby that are more scenic. But it’s a lot easier to access than most since it is on a paved road (most rural roads are gravel in the area) and a simple trip especially for someone that it is just starting out.
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