Minnesota’s lakes, rivers and streams are home to over 158 species of freshwater fish. Throw a line for your own catch of the day. In Three Rivers, you might reel in muskie, northern pike, sunfish, bass or even walleye. Launch your boat at a lake access site, rent a boat, or stay on land as you fish from a pier or on shore.
Where to go fishing
- Baker Park Reserve
- Bryant Lake Regional Park
- Carver Park Reserve
- Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park
- Cleary Lake Regional Park
- Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park
- Eagle Lake Regional Park
- Fish Lake Regional Park
- French Regional Park
- Gale Woods Farm
- Hyland Lake Park Reserve
- Lake Minnetonka Regional Park
- Lake Rebecca Park Reserve
- Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve
- North Mississippi Regional Park
- Silverwood Park
- The Landing
Watch a video about fishing in Three Rivers
Acres of water
Baker Park Reserve, 943
Bryant Lake Regional Park, 178
Carver Park Reserve, 846
Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park, 780
Cleary Lake Regional Park, 143
Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, Mississippi River
Eagle Lake Regional Park, 291
Fish Lake Regional Park, 223
French Regional Park, 886
Gale Woods Farm, 558
Hyland Lake Park Reserve, 88
Lake Minnetonka Regional Park, 14,101
Lake Rebecca Park Reserve, 254
Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve, 70
North Mississippi Regional Park, Mississippi River (fishing pier currently closed)
Silverwood Park, 70
The Landing, Minnesota River
Accessible fishing piers are located near boat launches at Bryant Lake, Lake Auburn, Cleary Lake, Fish Lake, Medicine Lake, Gale Woods Farm, Lake Minnetonka, Lake Rebecca, Steiger Lake and Lake Independence.
Programs and Events
Upcoming fishing programs and events.
Rules and Guidelines
Anglers aged 16 and older must have a valid Minnesota fishing license. Review the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website for fishing regulations.
Disposing of Fishing Line
Left-behind fishing line can be deadly to fish, birds and other animals that become entangled in it. The best way to discard fishing line is through a monofilament recycling program. If this is not an option, be sure to cut fishing line into very small pieces before throwing it away.
Three Rivers Water Resources Management division carefully monitors and maintains the health of our water systems to maximize your fishing experience.
Other things to do
Three Rivers offers plenty of boating opportunities with over 30 lakes, rivers and streams. With lake access points and trailer parking sites, it’s easy to get the family out on the water to enjoy the ultimate Minnesota pastime.
Make new memories eating al fresco at a Three Rivers park picnic area in a beautiful, natural setting. All sites have picnic tables, and most sites have other basic amenities including water fountains and permanent grills. Look for a peaceful, serene location or set up just steps from a rip-roaring play area.
If you want to get up close and personal or learn a little more, try visiting one of the nature centers. Hike the trails, interact with seasonal exhibits, observe up close the unique characteristics of different wildlife species, conduct your own science experiment and meet a live animal.