Snelling Lake

Location: St. Paul, Fort Snelling State Park, Highway 5 and Post Road

Species present: Bluegill, Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Yellow Perch

Snelling Lake

Depth: 9.5 feet

Size: 101 acres

Recent fish stocking

Wheelchair access: Excellent

MTC bus:

Park entrance fee: Yes

Restrooms: Yes

Parking: Excellent

Picnic: Yes

Grills: Yes

Playground: No

Other activities: Biking trails, loaner fishing poles, swimming beach, walking paths

Agency: Fort Snelling State Park

Fishing pier: Yes

Comments: Snelling Lake is located in the heart of the Twin Cities.  Anglers that fish Snelling Lake commonly catch Bluegills and Yellow Perch from the fishing pier. There are many species to catch on Snelling Lake.  Along with the miles of biking trails, Fort Snelling State Park is a great place to have a picnic and go swimming.  A daily or annual vehicle pass is required to enter the park.

2017 Lake Survey Results:

Location and DateSpeciesAbundanceAverage Length (in)Maximum Length (in)
SnellingBlack Bullheadmedium9.611.4
(Hennepin)Black Crappielow7.88.5
 Golden Shinerlow6.46.7
 Green sunfishmedium3.74.1
 Hybrid sunfishlow4.57.7
 Largemouth Bassmedium13.513.8
 Northern Pikehigh23.233.3
 Yellow Bullheadhigh7.99.1
 Yellow Perchlow5.99.1



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