Travelers are voting Lake Minnetonka, Lake Langdon and Saunders Lake as the best of 13 lakes near Minneapolis. There are 4 lakes near Buffalo a city just 32 km from Minneapolis and 1 lake near Chisago City which is 32 km distant. The most popular of these are Lake Minnetonka near Buffalo and Lake George in Chisago City. You can find 85 lakes in Minnesota and 2098 lakes in the country of United States. Our members favorite in Minnesota is Big Sandy Lake and Lake Superior is the top pick in United States. Want more? Check out our map of lakes near Minneapolis.