Champlin Mill Pond

Alert (updated Feb. 19, 2019): A restoration and construction project is limiting access and fishing. The Elm Creek dam outlet is expected to be finished in June 2019, allowing Champlin Mill Pond water levels to return to normal. Fish stocking will resume after the pond re-fills, fish are available, and conditions are favorable for fish survival. Check this page for status updates, as well as the City of Champlin’s project page: https://ci.champlin.mn.us/mill-pond-restoration.

Location: Champlin, Doris A. Kemp Park, Highway 169 and West River Road

Species present: Bluegill, Black Crappie, Northern Pike

Champlin Mill Pond.

Depth: 11 feet

Size: 34 acres

Recent fish stocking

Lake Map: PDF Map 

Wheelchair access: Excellent

MTC bus: Route 766

Park entrance fee: No

Restrooms: No

Parking: Good

Picnic: Yes

Grills: Yes

Playground: No

Other activities: Pavilion, walking path

Agency: City of Champlin Parks and Recreation Department (763) 421-2820

Fishing pier: Yes

location map for Champlin Mill

Comments: For a great family day outdoors, visit Champlin Mill Pond. Fishing from the pier can provide children with the experience of catching several Minnesota game fish including Northern Pike. Picnic tables, grills and the pavilion provide opportunities for an outdoor lunch. Finish the day with a nature walk on the park's walking path.

More information about Champlin Mill Pond

2017 Lake Survey Results:

Location and DateSpeciesAbundanceAverage Length (in)Maximum Length (in)
Champlin Mill PondBlack Bullheadmedium6.911.5
(Hennepin)Black Crappielow8.08.0
06/26/2017Bluegilllow4.98.3
 Green sunfishlow3.43.8
 Hybrid sunfishlow5.96.4
 Northern Pikehigh18.922.2
 Pumpkinseedmedium4.85.6
 White Suckerlow18.518.5