Lake Phalen

More information about Lake Phalen

Three people fishing from the fishing platform on the north end of Lake Phalen.

A fishing platform located at the north end of Lake Phalen.

Location: St. Paul, near the intersection of Larpenteur Ave and Hwy 61

Species: Bluegill, Crappie, Channel Catfish, Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Walleye, Muskellunge, Yellow Perch, Bullhead, Carp

Wheelchair access: Excellent. There's a pier and plenty of mowed grass shoreline.

MTC bus: Route 64 passes within 4 blocks. Check www.metrotransit.org for current route info.

Park entrance fee: No

Restrooms: Yes

Parking: Excellent

Picnic: Excellent

Playground: Yes

Other activities: Swimming beach, volleyball, walking/biking path, golf

Agency: St. Paul Parks and Recreation (651) 266-6400

Fishing pier: Yes

Recent fish stocking: None Recently

Lake Map: PDF Map This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.

Comments: Phalen is an excellent shore fishing lake that has 4 miles of fishable shoreline. The fishing for walleyes, and sunfish is usually good all season long. From a canoe you can fish all of Lake Phalen as well as paddle into Round Lake, Keller Lake, Spoon Lake, and Gervais Lake. The Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District is working with the University of Minnesota to study the  movement of common carp in the Phalen chain of lakes and is also working on a removal effort of this species you can read more on the RWMWD website.

2003 Angler Survey Summary (Phalen)
2003 Angler Survey Summary (Round)
2003 Angler Survey Summary (Keller)
2003 Angler Survey Summary (Spoon)