South Creek


This stream is a tributary of the Vermillion River running from Lakeville to Farmington.

Species Present:

Brown Trout: average abundance, average size with an occasional lunker.
Rainbow Trout: lower than average abundance, average size.


There are two areas with public access. One is located on either side of Cedar Avenue, just south of Lakeville Avenue/Dakota County 50. The other is located at  Flagstaff Avenue, south of Dakota County 50 and extends downstream approximately 0.25 miles.

Management Plans:

  1. Re-survey/population assessment every three years at the same time the main stem of the Vermillion River is sampled.


A large part of South Creek has been channelized into ditch over the years. Two stretches of the stream were naturalized as a cooperative project between the DNR and the City of Lakeville. The stream is small, but some large trout have been sampled in it.

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