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.
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 throughout 2023. The eastern portion of Cedar Lake Farm will be closed to the public from May - November. 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
Things To Do
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Closed for the season
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!
The Lakeside picnic shelter can be reserved for group events.
Funding to purchase a portion of the land for this park was provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund.
Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park is operated under a joint powers agreement between Scott County and Three Rivers Park District.
The Wandering Naturalist
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