Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park

Located on the south shore of Cedar Lake near New Prague, Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park is a picturesque site for picnicking, swimming and shore fishing. This site also offers a spectacular setting for an outdoor wedding and reception, corporate retreat and educational and recreational activities.

Detours near Highway 2 and Cedar Lane intersection: March through July

Beginning in March, the intersection of County Highway 2 and Cedar Lane will be closed for approximately 10 weeks (weather-dependent) for the construction of a roundabout.

The single-lane roundabout is designed to ensure safety at this intersection and to accommodate access to Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park.

To enter the park, please follow detour signs, which will reroute traffic on surrounding streets.

Project updates are available on the Scott County project webpage.

Cedar Lake Farm Group Camp Development

A project to add a group campsite and four camper cabins to the eastern side of the park is taking place through mid-summer 2024. The eastern portion of Cedar Lake Farm will be closed to the public during construction. Reservations for the group camp and camper cabins are expected to begin in late summer 2024.

The camping facilities were recommended in the park master plan; the project is funded through American Rescue Plan Act funds designated for the project by the Scott County Board of Commissioners. Learn more about the project.

Shoreline Access Improvements

A project to improve shoreline access is taking place at Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park. Learn more about the project.

Interactive Map of Cedar Lake Farm

Cedar Lake PDF Maps

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Things To Do

Bike Trail

Biking

Two women bike over a bridge.

The one-mile paved trail is available for biking.

Boat Launch

Boating

Group on pontoon boat

Boats can be launched from the public launch on Cedar Lake. Carry-in access is available in the park.

Interested in kayaks, canoes and paddleboards? Learn more on our paddling page.

Campground

Camping

Campfire and tent

Cedarview Group Campsite is available for tent camping. Water, grill, fire pit, reservation shelter are nearby. There is an additional fee for electricity access. Boats can be launched from the public launch on Cedar Lake and docked near the group camp. Reservations can be made ahead of time.

Dog Trails - On Leash

Dog Trails

Trailhead for dog trails

0.8 miles of trails

Dogs on a six-foot, non-retractable leash are allowed on paved and turf trails except where posted otherwise. They are not permitted in beach areas. Owners must pick-up after their dogs.

Fishing / Fishing Pier

Fishing

Boy with fishing pole on lakeshore

780 acres of water

Dip a line in Cedar Lake from the accessible fishing pier or from a boat, canoe or kayak. Anglers must have a valid Minnesota fishing license.

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

Couples walking on paved trail

1 mile of trail

The one-mile paved trail is available for hiking year-round and provides access throughout the park for a stroll.

Paddling

Paddling

Person on paddleboard and in kayak

780 acres of water

Boats can be launched from the public launch on Cedar Lake or portaged through the park to shore.

Don't have a boat? Rent a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard at the park. Watercraft rentals are available from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day every year. Boats can be reserved online up to seven days in advance or in person. Reserving online is encouraged to ensure availability. Reserve a boat.

Picnic Area

Picnic Areas

Picnic table in shaded area

With a canopy of mature oak trees and vistas of the lake, Cedar Lake Farm is a perfect place to dine al fresco. The large reservation picnic shelter is the perfect venue for a unique family reunion, graduation party, outdoor wedding/reception or company picnic.
 

Play Area

Play Areas

A boy in a play area

Closed for the season

The play structure is located near the beach and provides for some creative fun.
 

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing

four people snowshoeing on a sunny day.

2.7 Miles

Explore the edges of Cedar Lake on 2.7 miles of snowshoeing trails.

Swimming

Swimming

Children playing in lake

Open

Avoid the crowds and cool off during the hot days in Cedar Lake. Enjoy the other nearby amenities of the park and the shade of the mature oak trees. The water is regularly monitored to ensure safe water quality. The beach is unguarded and free. Hours are 9 AM–sunset from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

All Programs & Events

See all upcoming programs and events at Cedar Lake!

Picnic Reservations

The Lakeside picnic shelter can be reserved for group events.

Funding

Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund logoFunding to purchase a portion of the land for this park was provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund.

In Partnership

Scott County logoCedar Lake Farm Regional Park is operated under a joint powers agreement between Scott County and Three Rivers Park District.

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