Taft Lake

Location: Richfield, Taft Park, Cedar Avenue and Highway 62

Species present: Bluegill, Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass

Taft Lake.

Depth: 45 feet

Size: 12 acres

Recent fish stocking

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

Wheelchair access: Good

MTC bus: Route 14

Park entrance fee: No

Restrooms: Yes (seasonal)

Parking: Good

Picnic: Yes

Grills: Yes

Playground: Yes

Other activities: picnic tables, walking path

Agency: City of Richfield This link leads to an external site.
612-861-9385

Fishing pier: Yes

location map for Taft

Local Live Bait Stores

Comments: Taft Lake has been managed as a fishing pond since 1975. Taft Park also has ball fields, basketball courts and a walking path around the lake. It is a great place to go ice fishing and there is a new city ordinance to allow for portable ice shelters on the ice.

More information about Taft Lake

2012 Preliminary Lake Survey Results:

Location and Date Species Abundance Average Length (in) Maximum Length (in)
Taft black bullhead high 6.1 7.8
(Hennepin) black crappie low 6.8 7.4
07/23/2012 bluegill low 4.4 5.9
  common carp medium 18.3 21.5
  goldfish high 6.7 7.5
  northern pike low 24.4 24.4
  walleye high 14.3 16.3
  white sucker high 16.6 17.0
  yellow bullhead medium 8.7 9.3
  yellow perch high 6.1 9.5