I f your searching for privacy, lush forests, an up north feel, a deep, clean lake and miles of shoreline, Pickerel checks all the boxes. Nearly 3 miles long, with a maximum depth of 74 feet, Pickerel is a peaceful, private lake with excellent fishing opportunities. Situated 7 miles northeast of Detroit Lakes and less than a mile west of Cotton Lake, Pickerel is in a great location for your lake fun and relaxation. If you are looking for a quiet place to relax and refresh, Pickerel is the perfect place for you. For more information about this lake please scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the three DNR links.