Fish Lake is a picturesque 223-acre lake in Maple Grove that offers year-round outdoor recreation in a wooded lakeside setting. Access is located within Fish Lake Regional Park, which is operated by Three Rivers Park District. Water enthusiasts enjoy swimming, boating, kayaking, and fishing on this beautiful body of water. Its 5.39 miles of shoreline are surrounded by trails and paths ideal for runners, walkers, and bikers. Snowshoeing, skijoring, and ice fishing are popular winter activities.
As part of Three Rivers Park District, Fish Lake provides rentals for canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards. A well-maintained swimming beach area draws families and groups throughout the summer months with its sandy shores and large, built-in umbrellas. Gather 6-10 friends and rent and SUPsquatch from the equipment rental – a giant standup paddleboard. This unique summertime activity will have you and your friends laughing around the lake.
Bikers love cruising along Fish Lake’s trails, which also connect to the Medicine Lake Regional Trail. Bike North to Elm Creek Park Reserve or south to French Lake Regional Park. Or, stay on Fish Lake’s leisurely path, which is great for families with younger children. The lake has several picnic areas with grills and a rental pavilion available for groups. A fully fenced-in dog park lies adjacent to Fish Lake Regional Park and includes a separate area for small dogs.
For fishing fun, cast off from the fishing pier, or use the concrete boat ramp for smooth access to the water. Maximum depth is 33’, and fish varieties include northern pike, bluegill, largemouth bass, black crappie, and yellow perch. For more information, head to the Minnesota DNR Fishing Report.
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,...