I f beautiful sandy beaches are at the top of your wish list, Melissa is the lake for you. Just a few minutes from Detroit Lakes, on the south edge of Sallie, Melissa is famous for miles of sugar sand beaches and excellent swimming. Melissa is a great place to relax and unwind. Enjoy everything DL has to offer: DL Country Club, WE Fest, Shady Hollow Flea Market and Historic Shoreham. For more information about this lake please scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the three DNR links.