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
things to do
244 acres of water
Limited parking spaces are available for those launching watercraft; a daily or annual trailer parking pass is required. Kayaks, paddleboats, canoes, stand-up paddleboards, SUP Squatch (6-10 person paddleboard) and rowboats are available to rent in the summer.
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.
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 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.
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.
244 acres of water
Limited parking spaces are available for those launching watercraft; a daily or annual trailer parking pass is required. Bring your own boat or rent a kayak, paddleboat, canoe, stand-up paddleboard, SUP Squatch (6-10 person paddleboard) or rowboat. Hours vary, call for availability.
Programs and Events
Upcoming programs and events at Fish Lake Regional Park.
Fish Lake Water Quality Project
Boat launch closed Monday, Sept. 18 – Friday, Sept. 22
After receiving a grant through the state's Clean Water Fund, Three Rivers will be treating Fish Lake with a chemical compound call alum to reduce the amount of phosphorus released by sediment at the bottom of the lake. Alum is safe to use in the lake when applied properly. It is commonly used in the kitchen for pickling and by water treatment facilities to treat drinking water.
Treatment is scheduled for Sept. 18–22, 2017. The boat launch will be closed during this time. It will reopen Saturday, Sept. 23 for the rest of the season.
Learn more about water quality improvement projects at Fish Lake and other Three Rivers parks.
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.
Need some gear? No problem. Three Rivers offers rental equipment for nearly any activity.
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.