Fish Lake Regional Park

Fish Lake Regional Park offers outdoor recreation in a wooded, lakeside setting. Water enthusiasts enjoy swimming, boating or ice fishing on Fish Lake. You’ll also find picnic areas and a rental pavilion. This park is especially scenic in the fall, when blazing maples reflect on the lake, creating a picturesque setting for your outdoor activities.

Fish Lake offers turf trails for snowshoeing and hiking in winter. Dog owners enjoy year-round exercise with paved trails and a fully-fenced dog off-leash area.

Interactive Map of Fish Lake

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Bike Trail

Biking

Group of kids on bikes

3 miles of trails

A paved trail circles the central hill and continues along the central marsh and back to the beach area. The paved trails connect to the popular Medicine Lake Regional Trail.

Boat Launch

Boating

Man launching a boat

244 acres of water

Limited parking spaces are available for those launching watercraft; a daily or annual trailer parking pass is required. Kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards, and a SUP Squatch (6-10 person paddleboard) are available to rent in the summer.

Dog Trails - Off Leash

Dog Off-Leash

Two dogs in open area

6.7 fenced acres

The park offers a seven-acre off-leash haven for your four-legged friends to run at top speed. Dog owners must pick-up after their dog. A daily or annual pass is required for the off-leash area.

Dog Trails - On Leash

Dog Trails

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3 miles of trails

Dogs are allowed on paved and trails with a six-foot, non-retractable leash. Dog owners must pick-up after their dog.

Fishing / Fishing Pier

Fishing

Fishing pole

223 acres of water

With over a mile of shoreline and an accessible fishing pier, there are lots of places to seek your catch of the day. The park is also a great place to access the lake for ice fishing in the winter. A valid Minnesota fishing license is required.

Geocaching

Geocaching

GPS units on table

Geocaching is a family-friendly, high-tech treasure hunt that combines respect for the environment with a sense of adventure. This activity involves placing or looking for a cache using global positioning system (GPS) equipment.

Hiking

Hiking

Couple hiking wooded trail

3.3 miles of trails

A year-round paved trail circles the central hill and continues along the central marsh and back to the beach area. A paved, 0.7-mile Trails at Your Pace trail along the peninsula provides fabulous views of Fish Lake and features flat terrain and two rest stops. Turf hiking trails wind through hilly, wooded and marsh areas. The paved trails connect to the popular Medicine Lake Regional Trail.

Paddling

Paddling

Kids on beach with paddles and canoe

244 acres of water

Bring your own boat or rent a kayak, canoe, stand-up paddleboard, or SUP Squatch (6-10 person paddleboard). Limited parking spaces are available for those launching watercraft; a daily or annual trailer parking pass is required.

Rental Hours & Process

Hours: Noon-7 PM, daily through Labor Day

New in 2020: All boat rentals must be reserved online. Boats can be reserved in two-hour time blocks up to seven days in advance. Same-day reservations are available. See rental rates.

Picnic Area

Picnic Areas

Man grilling food

Picnic tables and grills located throughout the park and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The pavilion is available to rent year-round.

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing

Girl putting on snowshoes

Bring your snowshoes and head off the beaten path to some of the more remote areas of the park. The trail meanders up the west side of the lake and a past wetland area.

Swimming

Swimming

Shade umbrellas on beach

Closed

Get a refreshing retreat from the summer's heat at the sandy beach on Fish Lake. No lifeguard on duty.

Swimming Beach Hours:

9 AM–8 PM daily through Labor Day

Upcoming Events

Autumn Woods Classic — Flash Sale!

Sept. 22
Celebrate the official start of fall with 10% off on Sept. 22!

All Programs & Events

See all upcoming programs and events at Fish Lake.

Natural Resources

Three Rivers works with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, watershed and conservation districts and lake homeowner associations to stop the introduction of exotic species into lakes. Learn more.

Rental Spaces

The pavilion at Fish Lake is great for smaller wedding receptions, corporate events and birthday parties. For added fun, hike/bike trails and a swimming beach are nearby.

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