McCarrons Lake


This lake is located north of Larpenteur Ave. and west of Rice Street in Roseville. 

Species Present:

Northern Pike: lower than average abundance, larger than average size.
Largemouth Bass:average abundance, average size.
Bluegill:average abundance, above average size.
Crappie: below average abundance, above average size.
Yellow Perch: low abundance, small average size.

Boat Access:

The access to this lake is located at the north end of the Ramsey County Park. Entrance to the access is off Rice Street between Larpenteur Avenue and Roselawn.
This lake has a surface water use regulation restricting travel within 150 feet of shore to slow, no wake. See sign at access for additional restrictions. 

Shore Fishing:

There is a fishing pier located at the south end of the county park. The pier is located in very shallow water. There is a designated shore fishing area along the south shore of the lake near the intersection of McCarrons Blvd. S. and Western Ave. Access to this area requires navigating a steep flight of steps. Fishing at the located can be limited by aquatic vegetation. 

Management Plans:

  1. Fisheries standard lake survey as needed when staff time permits.
  2. Monitor winter oxygen levels as needed. 

Aquatic Invasive Species Alert:

This lake contains Eurasian watermilfoil and zebra mussels. Remove any visible plants from your boat, trailer, or other boating equipment before leaving the lake.


McCarron's has suffered at least one partial winterkill. Recent efforts by the watershed district are hoped to prevent a recurrence of the problem. Northern Pike levels have fluctuated greatly in this lake. Walleye management was considered unsuccessful and has been discontinued on this lake. 

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