Hidden Valley Pond

Location: Cottage Grove, Hidden Valley Park, 70th Street and Hardwood Avenue

Species present: Bluegill, Black Crappie, Bullhead

Hidden Valley Pond.

Depth: 11 feet

Size: 3.1 acres

Recent fish stocking

Lake Map: None on file

Wheelchair access: Paved trail along shore.

MTC Bus: None nearby

Park entrance fee: No

Restrooms: No

Parking: Fair, on-street only.

Picnic: No

Grills: No

Playground: No

Other activities: Walking path

Agency: City of Cottage Grove 651-458-3400

Fishing pier: Yes

location map for Hidden Valley

Comments: Hidden Valley Pond has been stocked with bluegill and produces nice-sized fish from time to time. The City of Cottage Grove sponsors a popular fishing clinic each year in June. The new floating fishing pier was installed in 2014 and makes the deep water in the center of this pond fishable.

2009 Lake Survey Results:

Location and DateSpeciesAbundanceAverage Length (in)Maximum Length (in)
Hidden ValleyBlack Crappiemedium8.39.3
07/30/2007Common Carplow22.922.9
 Hybrid Sunfishlow6.87.5
 Yellow Bullheadmedium9.811.5
 Yellow Perchmedium7.78.2