Silver Lake


This lake is located on the west side of Silver Lake Road, just south of 45th Avenue N.E. 

Species Present:

Walleye: below average abundance, average size.
Northern Pike: below average abundance, larger than average size.
Bluegill: average abundance, average size.
Crappie: above average abundance, smaller than average size.
Catfish: above average abundance, average size
Bullhead species: average abundance, smaller than average size.
Yellow Perch: low abundance, small size. 


Boat Access:

Access to this lake is on the west side of the lake. Enter off Stinson Blvd. This is a limited facility and is not suitable for larger boats. Silverwood Park operated by Three Rivers Park District is located on the North side of the lake and has canoe/kayak rentals available (Three Rivers Parks District). 

Shore Fishing:

Anglers may shore fish from the city beach located in the northeast corner of the lake. There is additional public shoreline and a fishing pier within Silverwood Regional Park operated by the Three Rivers Park District. 

Management Plans:

  1. Fisheries standard lake survey in 2021.
  2. Stock 63,000 Walleye fry annually.
  3. Monitor winter oxygen level as needed; operation of winter aeration device by the City of Columbia Heights.


This had suffered from occasional winterkills until the lake 1990's when a winter aeration system was installed. The access is limited and undoubtedly effects fishing effort. The lake has poor water quality that may also deter some anglers. 

More information about Silver Lake

Back to top