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.
Interactive Map of Cedar Lake Farm
Plan Your Visit
Bring a snack and sit on the beautiful grassy hills under the towering oak trees! Or go for a stroll along the 1-mile paved trail. Tip: Bring your camera and capture the fall colors around the lake!
Avoid the crowds and plan a lake day! Pack your fishing gear if you have it and make use of the large fishing pier. Look for birds soaring above and turtles in the high reeds and grasses adjacent to the lake. Enjoy a picnic at one of the many tables under the towering oaks and take in the colorful fall views before the snow flies.
things to do
Boats can be launched from the public launch on Cedar Lake. Carry-in access is available in the park.
Don't have your own boat? Kayaks, canoes and paddleboards are available for rent Fridays-Sundays and holidays from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. Rental hours are 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Cedarview Group Campsite is available for tent camping, with a capacity up to 30 people. 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 all paved trails except where posted otherwise. They are not permitted in picnic or 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, stand-up paddleboard or paddleboat at the park.
10 AM-8 PM Friday-Sunday and holidays, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
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.
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 9:00 AM–sunset.
Sept. & Oct. | Multiple Locations
Learn the basics of archery and give shooting a try!
Oct. 19-Nov. 1 | Multiple Locations
Dress up in costume, play games, carve a pumpkin and more at one of Three Rivers' Halloween events. Find one that interests you!
All Programs and Events
See all upcoming programs and events at Cedar Lake!
The Lakeside picnic shelter can be reserved for group events.
Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park is operated under a joint powers agreement between Scott County and Three Rivers Park District.
Funding to purchase a portion of the land for this park was provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund.
The Wandering Naturalist
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Lowry Nature Center and the prairie at Crow-Hassan Park Reserve. Learn how Three Rivers has helped paved the way for environmental stewardship over the last 50-plus years.