Location: Minneapolis, 1 mile west of Lyndale Ave., just north of 50th St
Wheelchair access: Excellent. There's a pier, many grassy areas near the water, and paved trail the rings lake.
MTC bus: Routes 28 and 6 pass within four blocks of the lake.
Park entrance fee: No
Other activities: Swimming beach, walking path, boat launch
Agency: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, 612-230-6400
Fishing pier: Yes
Lake Map: Download map
Comments: Great shore fishing for muskies, bass, sunfish, perch, and walleyes. The lake has boat rental and a concession stand. In late fall, you can catch walleye at dusk by casting a large minnow hooked on a floating jig about 15 inches above a slip sinker. (Ask someone in a bait shop or tackle store to show you this rig).