Wirth Lake

Location: Minneapolis, Theodore Wirth Park, Highway 55 and Wirth Parkway

Species present: Bluegill, Black Crappie, Largemouth BassNorthern Pike, Walleye

Wirth Lake.

Depth: 25 feet

Size: 40 acres

Recent fish stocking

Lake Map: PDF Map 

Wheelchair access: Excellent.

MTC bus: Route 9

Park entrance fee: No

Restrooms: Yes

Parking: Excellent

Picnic: Yes

Grills: No

Playground: Yes

Other activities: Picnic tables, swimming beach, walking path,

Agency: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board 612-230-6400

Fishing pier: Yes

location map for Wirth

Comments: Wirth Lake is conveniently located near many neighborhoods, making fishing a readily available pastime for surrounding youth. The pier on the east side of the lake provides opportunities to catch many of the game fish present in Wirth Lake.  Although shoreline fishing access is not available around the entire lake, there are great spots along the shore just north of the pier.

More information about Wirth Lake

2012 Lake Survey Results:

Location and DateSpeciesAbundanceAverage Length (in)Maximum Length (in)
WirthBlack Crappielow6.87.1
(Hennepin)Bluegillhigh5.36.6
08/27/2012Brown Bullheadmedium13.113.4
 Largemouth Basshigh9.09.0
 Northern Pikemedium24.225.4
 Pumpkinseedhigh4.95.5
 

Yellow Bullhead

low10.610.6
 Yellow Perchmedium6.46.8