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.

 

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
(Washington)Bluegillmedium4.48.0
08/10/2011Brown Bullheadlow10.811.0
 Green Sunfishhigh4.75.5
 Hybrid Sunfishhigh5.62.9
 Largemouth Basshigh6.08.3
 Pumpkinseed Sunfishmedium6.06.9
 Walleyelow9.610.9