Location: St. Louis Park, Lamplighter Park, Pennsylvania Avenue and 16th Street West

Species present: Bluegill, Black Crappie, Common Carp

Lamplighter Lake.

Depth: 6 feet

Size: 8.2 acres

Recent fish stocking

Wheelchair access: Fair

MTC bus: Route 9, 604, 643, 649 and 663

Park entrance fee: No

Restrooms: No

Parking: Good

Picnic: No

Grills: No

Playground: No

Other activities: Walking path

Agency: City of St. Louis Park, Parks and Recreation Department This link leads to an external site. (952) 924-2540

Fishing pier: Yes

location map for Lamplighter

Local Live Bait Stores

Comments: Lamplighter Pond is a wonderful place to try fishing in the summer and fall.  Native shoreline vegetation has been restored providing healthier habitats for fish and wildlife. Besides annually stocked Bluegills and Black Crappies, anglers can expect to catch Common Carp from the fishing pier located on the west shore.

1994 Lake Survey Results:

Location and Date Species Abundance Average Length (in) Maximum Length (in)
Lamplighter Black Bullhead high 6.7 10.8
(Hennepin) Black Crappie low 7.4 8.5
06/21/1994 Bluegill low 7.2 8.2
  Bowfin (Dogfish) medium 19.7 22.6
  Green Sunfish low 6.5 6.5
  Yellow Bullhead low 9.7 11.1