Wakefield Lake

Location: Maplewood, Wakefield Park, Frost Avenue and Prosperity Road

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

Wakefield Lake.

Depth: 9 feet

Size: 22.5 acres

Recent fish stocking

Lake Map: PDF Map  

Wheelchair access: Excellent

MTC bus: Route 64

Park entrance fee: No

Restrooms: Yes

Parking: Excellent

Picnic: Yes

Grills: Yes

Playground: Yes

Other activities: Ball fields, shore fishing stations, sledding, walking path

Agency: City of Maplewood, Parks and Recreation (651) 249-2101

Fishing pier: Yes

location map for Wakefield

Comments: Wakefield Lake is an ideal setting for all types of recreation. The lake is managed by the FiN Program and is stocked with Bluegill, Black Crappie, and Northern Pike. Largemouth Bass over 3 lbs have also been caught. Three shore fishing stations and the fishing pier give you a place to fish without trampling vegetation and causing erosion. To catch one of the Northern Pike or Crappie in the lake, try using a small minnow under a bobber.  A lake survey was conducted in July, 2011.


2011 Lake Survey Results:

Location and DateSpeciesAbundanceAverage Length (in)Maximum Length (in)
WakefieldBlack Crappielow9.59.9
 Hybrid Sunfishlow7.07.0
 Northern Pikehigh17.623.4
 Black Bullheadhigh6.59.7
 Yellow Perchlow7.37.3

More information about Wakefield Lake

2003 Angler Survey Summary