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Sunset Pond

Location: Burnsville, Sunset Pond Park, Sunset Lake Drive and Burnsville Parkway

Species present: Bluegill, Black crappie, Largemouth bass, Northern pike, Yellow perch, Bullhead

Sunset Pond.

Depth: 11 feet

Size: 56 acres

Recent fish stocking

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

Wheelchair access: Fair

MTC bus: Express Routes 421, 444 and 464

Park entrance fee: No

Restrooms: Yes, near the parking lot.

Parking: Good

Picnic: Yes

Grills: Yes

Playground: Yes

Other activities: Walking path

Agency: City of Burnsville Parks Department This link leads to an external site.
(952) 895-4515

location map for Sunset

Fishing pier: No

Comments: Sunset Pond offers fishing for many game species. Near the culverts on the south end is a popular place to fish as well as several areas on the north end plus the outlet structure. Expect excessive plant growth by midsummer in this very shallow lake.  The 2009 DNR fish survey found abundant bluegill and Northern Pike. Crappie abundance was low and Largemouth Bass was moderate to low. A lake survey is scheduled for 2014 and will provide new information on the fish population in Sunset Pond.

More information about Sunset Pond

2009 Lake Survey Results:

Location and Date Species Abundance Average Length (in) Maximum Length (in)
Sunset Black Bullhead low 9.3 9.3
(Dakota) Black Crappie low 7.3 7.5
07/07/2009 Bluegill high 5.9 6.7
  Hybrid Sunfish low 5.9 6.7
  Largemouth Bass low 9.7 9.8
  Northern Pike medium 23.1 27.4
  Pumpkinseed Sunfish high 5.7 6.7
  Yellow Bullhead low 9.7 10.6