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Thomas Lake

Location: Eagan, Thomas Lake Park, Pilot Knob Road between Cliff Road and Diffley Road

Species present: Bluegill, Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Bullhead

Thomas Lake.

Depth: 7 feet

Size: 40 acres

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

Wheelchair access: Excellent

MTC bus: Route 472

Park entrance fee: No

Restrooms: Yes

Parking: Excellent

Picnic: Yes

Grills: No

Playground: Yes

Other activities: Carry-in access, walking path

Agency: City of Eagan, Parks and Recreation Department This link leads to an external site.
(651) 675-5500

Fishing pier: Yes

location map for Thomas

Comments: Thomas Lake is a shallow lake that is aerated to prevent winterkill. It has a good population of Largemouth Bass. The fishing pier will give you access to the deeper water that might hold more fish. This is a wonderful lake to fish from a canoe. A lake survey was conducted in July, 2011.


2011 Lake Survey Results:

Location and Date Species Abundance Average Length (in) Maximum Length (in)
Thomas Black Crappie low 8.2 9.2
(Dakota) Bluegill high 5.0 6.5
  Hybrid Sunfish low 6.0 7.5
  Black Bullhead low 11.4 11.4
  Pumpkinseed Sunfish low 6.4 6.9
  Largemouth Bass med 10.75 19.0

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