Eagle Lake is a beautiful 291-acre lake in Maple Grove with 5.08 miles of shoreline. It offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of the city with its trails and plentiful fishing opportunities. Full public access to the lake is operated by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources; boat access is available through Eagle Point off 63rd Ave. N. Eagle Point is also open for carry-in launch for canoes and kayaks. With a maximum depth of 34’, the lake is actively managed for muskellunge, walleye, and largemouth bass, northern pike, bluegill, pumpkinseed, and black crappie. Check the Minnesota DNR Fishing Report for more information.
On its south edge, Eagle Lake connects to Pike Lake via stream and wetlands. And south of both lakes is Eagle Lake Regional Park. This park, operated by Three Rivers Park District, provides something for everyone who loves spending time outdoors. Biking, hiking, and picnicking are popular summer activities along the 1.8-mile paved trail. This trail connects to adjoining municipal trails, and there is an additional mile of unpaved paths for hiking.
In winter, visitors can cross-country ski through the park’s woods and meadows. The trails are multi-use and shared with skijorers and fat bikes. A short snowshoeing track leads to an open area for off-trail exploration.
Eagle Lake Regional Park is also home to the popular Eagle Lake Youth Golf Center. This facility features a nine-hole course, par–31 Eagle Course; a nine-hole, par–27 pitch-and-putt Birdie Course; a lighted, natural-turf practice range; an 18-hole mini golf course, and a FootGolf course. The center is an ideal place for beginner golfers to learn the game or for more experienced golfers to take in a social round.
The Eagle Lake Preservation Association works to protect the interests of the Eagle Lake community, promote ecological balance, provide fish and wildlife management, and evaluate and protect the water quality. The organization also sponsors and hosts various community events throughout the year.
Home to nine pristine lakes, and within easy reach of dozens more, Minneapolis Northwest is a perfect spot for those who enjoy (or want to try) kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding. Appreciate the benefits of our smaller lakes on the outskirts of the metro area with less crowds and boat traffic,...