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
Depth: 11 feet
Size: 34 acres
Lake Map: PDF Map
Wheelchair access: Excellent
MTC bus: Route 766
Park entrance fee: No
Other activities: Pavilion, walking path
Agency: City of Champlin Parks and Recreation Department (763) 421-2820
Fishing pier: Yes
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.
2017 Lake Survey Results:
|Location and Date||Species||Abundance||Average Length (in)||Maximum Length (in)|
|Champlin Mill Pond||Black Bullhead||medium||6.9||11.5|