L ocated about 15 miles northeast of Detroit Lakes, Cotton Lake is a deep, clear gem of a lake. At just under 1,200 acres, 13+ miles of shoreline and excellent structure, Cotton has excellent Walleye, Crappie, Northern and Bass fishing. After a long day of boating or fishing, pull into Curley’s on the east side of the lake for excellent food, ice cold beverages and beautiful sunsets. For more information about this lake please scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the three DNR links.