Minnesota’s lakes, rivers and streams are home to over 158 species of freshwater fish. Throw a line for your own catch of the day. In Three Rivers, you might reel in muskie, northern pike, sunfish, bass or even walleye. Launch your boat at a lake access site, rent a boat, or stay on land as you fish from a pier or on shore.

Watch a video about fishing in Three Rivers

Ice Fishing

Drill a hole, drop a line and wait for a bite at Baker, Carver, Cedar Lake Farm, Fish Lake, French, Lake Minnetonka or Lake Rebecca

Programs and Events

Upcoming fishing programs and events.

Rules and Guidelines

Anglers aged 16 and older must have a valid Minnesota fishing license. Review the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website for fishing regulations.

Disposing of Fishing Line

Left-behind fishing line can be deadly to fish, birds and other animals that become entangled in it. The best way to discard fishing line is through a monofilament recycling program. If this is not an option, be sure to cut fishing line into very small pieces before throwing it away.

Water resources

Three Rivers Water Resources Management division carefully monitors and maintains the health of our water systems to maximize your fishing experience.

Other things to do

Boat Launch


Three Rivers offers plenty of boating opportunities with over 30 lakes, rivers and streams. With lake access points and trailer parking sites, it’s easy to get the family out on the water to enjoy the ultimate Minnesota pastime.



Camping tent and fire

Fall asleep to the sound of crickets and wake up with the sunrise. Camping is the stuff memories are made of and at Three Rivers, you’ll find all the fun of camping without the long car trip. Campgrounds are located at Baker, Carver, and Cleary Lake



Kayakers lined up for a lesson

Recreate on the water with canoeing, kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding. Get exercise and fresh air while you explore the shorelines and bays where motorized boats can’t go.

Picnic Area

Picnic Areas

Family at a picnic table

Make new memories eating al fresco at a Three Rivers park picnic area in a beautiful, natural setting. All sites have picnic tables, and most sites have other basic amenities including water fountains and permanent grills. Look for a peaceful, serene location or set up just steps from a rip-roaring play area.



two girls swimming

Swimming beaches in Three Rivers are located near play areas, trails, visitor centers, and campgrounds, so you can make a day of it. Or try the swim ponds at Lake Minnetonka Regional Park and Elm Creek Park Reserve for the perfect mix of pool and lake.

Nature Education

Nature Education

Children looking at minnows in a net

If you want to get up close and personal or learn a little more, try visiting one of our nature centers. At Eastman, Lowry, or Richardson Nature Centers, you can hike the trails, interact with seasonal exhibits, observe up close the unique characteristics of different wildlife species, conduct your own science experiment and meet a live animal.