Ravine Lake

Location: Cottage Grove, Ravine Regional Park, County Road 19 and Hwy 61

Species present: Bluegill, Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye, Bullhead

Ravine Lake.

Depth: 15 feet

Size: 25 acres

Recent fish stocking

Lake Map: PDF Map  

Wheelchair access: Good, there are some locations along the paved walking path that could be fished from in addition to the pier.

MTC bus: None nearby

Park entrance fee: Yes, visit Washington County Parks for hours and fees.

Restrooms: Yes

Parking: Excellent

Picnic: Yes

Grills: Yes

Playground: Yes

Other activities: Hiking trails, nature viewing, shore fishing blocks, walking path, vehicle entrance fee

Agency: Washington County Parks (651) 430-8368

Fishing pier: Yes, and one shore fishing station

location map for Ravine

Comments: Ravine is a hidden gem of a fishing lake that has nice walleye and largemouth bass. Tucked away in a valley this is also a great lake/park to go birdwatching at, herons, egrets, hawks, and eagles can all be seen in and around the lake. It is also a popular ice fishing lake and the park offers cross country skiing. The fishing pier makes it easy to get past the aquatic vegetation. A lake survey was conducted in 2011.

NOTICE: A winterkill has been reported at Ravine Lake in 2014. The FiN Program will be restocking the lake in the spring after ice-out for the 2014 fishing season.


More information about Ravine Lake

2003 Angler Survey Summary  

2011 Preliminary Lake Survey Results:

Location and DateSpeciesAbundanceAverage Length (in)Maximum Length (in)
RavineBlack Crappielow7.39.0
08/10/2011Brown Bullheadlow10.811.0
 Green Sunfishhigh4.75.5
 Hybrid Sunfishhigh5.62.9
 Largemouth Basshigh6.08.3
 Pumpkinseed Sunfishmedium6.06.9