Spring Lake Regional Park
Located on the north shore of Spring Lake and near the southwest shore of Prior Lake, Spring Lake Regional Park offers 374 acres of incredibly diverse natural habitats. Every day, eagles readily soar in the sky. The old Maple-Basswood forest creates a beautiful backdrop for a peaceful stroll. A small creek winds through the park’s maze of open water wetlands, cattail marshes and a tamarack bog.
Construction for Lakefront Improvements through May 2024
The lakefront area of the park, including the gravel parking lot, will be closed through May 2024 for construction. During this time, new amenities — including a paved trail loop, lakeside observation deck, shore resting/fishing stations, parking lot, a fishing pier and a canoe/kayak drop — will be developed.
Interactive Map of Spring Lake Park
Access to Spring Lake Regional Park is now from Stemmer Ridge Road. Follow signage from County Road 82 and take the second right at the Stemmer Ridge Road roundabout.
Things To Do
Three miles of trails
A spectacular three-mile paved trail takes visitors through forest and future savanna prairie offering breathtaking vistas. Each season provides a unique opportunity to explore the beautiful habitat that supports a variety of wildlife. The trail connects the park from north to south, as well as to County Road 12.
10 fenced acres
A 10-acre off-leash pet area with a watering and rinsing station provides a wonderful opportunity for dog owners to exercise their dogs. There are two separate, fully fenced areas: nine acres for large dogs and one acre for small dogs. A daily or annual pass is required. An automated pay box on site accepts credit and debit cards for daily passes.
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.
4.5 miles of trails
A spectacular paved trail takes visitors through forest and future savanna prairie offering breathtaking vistas. Each season provides a unique opportunity to explore the beautiful habitat that supports a variety of wildlife. The trail connects the park from north to south, as well as to County Road 12.
Trails That Connect
Spring Lake Regional Park is operated under a joint powers agreement between Scott County and Three Rivers Park District.
KARE 11's Hitting the Trails series highlights Three Rivers Parks.