Location: Bloomington, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, East Old Shakopee Road and East 86th Street
Species present: Bluegill, Black crappie, White crappie, Largemouth bass, Channel catfish, Northern pike
Depth: 14.5 feet
Size: 5.7 acres
Wheelchair access: Poor
MTC bus: Route 538 and 539. The Mall of America Station is nearby and has multiple routes run through.
Park entrance fee: No
Other activities: Nature viewing, walking path
Agency: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (952) 854-5900
Fishing pier: Yes
Comments: Youth Pond is conveniently located in the beautiful MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Since parking is three-quarters of a mile from the pond, enjoy birding and viewing other wildlife on your walk to this popular fishing destination. The mostly forested shoreline of Youth Pond provides healthy habitat for fish.
2015 Lake Survey Results:
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