Hogback Ridge

Location: Bloomington, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, East Old Shakopee Road and East 86th Street

Species present: Bluegill, Black CrappieWhite CrappieLargemouth BassChannel CatfishNorthern Pike

Hogback Ridge Pond.

Depth: 9 feet

Size: 8.2 acres

Recent fish stocking

Wheelchair access: Poor

MTC bus: Route 538 and 539. The Mall of America Station is nearby and has multiple routes run through.

Park entrance fee: No

Restrooms: No

Parking: Good

Picnic: No

Grills: No

Playground: No

Other activities: Nature viewing, walking path

Agency: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
(952) 854-5900

Fishing pier: No

location map for Hogback Ridge

Comments: Hogback Ridge Pond is conveniently located in the beautiful MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Since parking is three-quarters of a mile from the pond, enjoy birding and viewing other wildlife on your walk to this popular fishing destination. The open shoreline of this pond gives anglers a great opportunity to try numerous hotspots.

2015 Lake Survey Results:

Location and DateSpeciesAbundanceAverage Length (in)Maximum Length (in)
Hogback RidgeBlack Crappielow4.75.3
 Common Carplow25.426.1
 Green Sunfishlow7.77.7
 Northern Pikemedium20.429.2
 River Carpsuckerlow9.29.3
 White Suckerlow17.017.0
 Yellow Perchlow5.65.6