Lake Harriet

More information about Lake Harriet

Location: Minneapolis, 1 mile west of Lyndale Ave., just north of 50th St

Species available: Bluegill, Crappie, Muskie, Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Walleye, Yellow Perch, Bullhead, Carp

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

Restrooms: Yes

Parking: Good

Picnic: Yes

Playground: Yes

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).

Back to top