Taft Lake

Location: Richfield, Taft Park, Cedar Avenue and Highway 62

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


Taft Lake.

Depth: 45 feet

Size: 12 acres

Recent fish stocking

Lake Map: Download map  

Wheelchair access: Good

MTC bus: Route 14

Park entrance fee: No

Restrooms: Yes (seasonal)

Parking: Good

Picnic: Yes

Grills: Yes

Playground: Yes

Other activities: picnic tables, walking path

Agency: City of Richfield

Fishing pier: Yes

location map for Taft

Comments: Taft Lake has been managed as a fishing pond since 1975. Taft Park also has ball fields, basketball courts and a walking path around the lake. It is a great place to go ice fishing and there is a new city ordinance to allow for portable ice shelters on the ice.

More information about Taft Lake

2017 Lake Survey Results:

Location and DateSpeciesAbundanceAverage Length (in)Maximum Length (in)
TaftBlack Bullheadlow6.77.9
(Hennepin)Black Crappiemedium7.011.3
 Common Carplow21.721.7
 Green Sunfishlow4.65.0
 Largemouth Bassmedium12.419.0
 Northern Pikehigh24.031.0
 Tiger Muskellungelow19.319.3
 White Crappielow7.67.6
 White Suckerlow6.26.2
 Yellow Bullheadlow8.29.3
 Yellow Perchlow5.45.6