Prairieview Ponds

Location: Farmington, Prairieview Park, Highway 50 and 12th Street

Species present: Bluegill, Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass

Prairieview Ponds.

Depth: 11 feet

Size: 11 acres

Recent fish stocking

Lake Map: None on file

Wheelchair access: Good, pathway to fishing pier.

MTC bus: None nearby

Park entrance fee: No

Restrooms: No

Parking: Fair, on-street only.

Picnic: No

Grills: No

Playground: Yes

Other activities: Nature viewing, walking path

Agency: City of Farmington 651-463-7111

Fishing pier: Yes

location map for Prairieview

Comments: There are a series of interconnected ponds which filter and control runoff with native vegetation and wetlands. The pond with the fishing pier has been stocked with Bluegill and Black Crappie. The ponds flow to the Vermillion River. The 2009 DNR fish survey found good numbers of Bluegill, Black Crappie, and Largemouth Bass. A lake survey scheduled for 2014 will provide updated information on the fish population in this lake.

2009 Lake Survey Results:

Location and DateSpeciesAbundanceAverage Length (in)Maximum Length (in)
PrairieviewBlack Crappie medium5.97.5
(Dakota)Bluegill high4.76.5
06/04/2009Hybrid Sunfish medium6.36.8
 Largemouth Bassmedium 13.817.0
 White Sucker low16.516.5
 Yellow Perch low5.65.9