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Beaver Lake

Ramsey County - Minnesota
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Frequently Asked Questions About Beaver Lake, MN

How big is Beaver Lake?
Beaver Lake is approximately 86 sq acres (0.3 sq km) in size with 2 miles (3.2 km) of shoreline.

How deep is Beaver Lake?
Beaver Lake is approximately 11 feet (3.4 m) at its deepest point.

What kind of fish can you catch in Beaver Lake?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Black Bullhead, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Bowfin, Brown Bullhead, Carp, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed, Walleye and Yellow Perch in Beaver Lake.

Other fish species in the lake include Golden Shiner, Green Sunfish, Hybrid Sunfish and White Sucker.

Are there fishing guides or charters for Beaver Lake?
Yes! There are fishing guides and charters for Beaver Lake and/or the surrounding area.

What are the closest cities to Beaver Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Maplewood, MN, Landfall, MN and Oakdale, MN.

Are there places to stay in the Beaver Lake area?
Are you craving a weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of city life? Or maybe you're an avid angler in search of the perfect fishing spot? Look no further! Beaver Lake and its surrounding area offer an abundance of options to suit your needs. If you're in need of accommodation, check out our area map which highlights some of the best places to stay. And if you're looking for even more options, head on over to our Travel section. But why settle for a traditional hotel or resort when you can take your adventure to the next level by renting a RV? The open road awaits you!
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Are there places to eat and drink near Beaver Lake?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

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What aquatic invasive species are found in Beaver Lake?
There are some aquatic invasive species found in Beaver Lake including Eurasian watermilfoil.

Join us in the fight to prevent the spread of invasive species These sneaky creatures can hitch a ride on boats, clinging onto propellers, anchor lines, and trailers. They can even survive in hidden places like bilge water and ballast tanks, or disguise themselves in dirt and sand that sticks to nets, buckets, anchors, and waders. But don't worry, we have the power to stop them in their tracks with just a few simple steps. So let's do our part and protect our waters from these unwanted invaders.

History & Status of the Fishery

Beaver Lake is a 65-acre, class 40 FiN lake that borders the cities of St. Paul and Maplewood. Managed by Ramsey County, Beaver Lake County Park provides grills, playground, walking path, picnic shelter and tables, ample shorefishing, and a fishing pier. The sport fish community consists of Black Crappie, Bluegill Sunfish, Channel Catfish, Hybrid Sunfish, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, and Yellow Perch. Fingerling and yearling Channel Catfish have been stocked every year from 1997 to 2009 (total number = 28,026 catfish) from 2012 -2014 another 6400 yearlings and in 2014 100 adults were stocked. Beaver Lake recently experience back to back winter kill events (2013 and 2014) with a severe event occurring in the winter 2013. The large predator community is still trying to recover from these 2 events.
Northern Pike and Channel Catfish provide anglers at Beaver Lake an opportunity to catch larger gamefish. Northern Pike gill net catches stayed consistent the last 3 fish surveys (2000, 2005, and 2010) ranging from 5 to 6 pike/gill net but declined in 2015 to 1.5/gill net. Gill netted pike averaged 21.6 inches and 2.24 lb. Beaver Lake has a history of providing a quality Largemouth Bass fishery however none were observed in any of the sampling gears during this survey. It is anticipated that Largemouth Bass adults will be stocked in 2016 to reestablish the Largemouth Bass community in Beaver Lake. Channel Catfish have been a primary management species since 1997. Two (2014 yearling stocking) channel catfish averaging 14.48 inches were sampled using gill nets. Anecdotal angler information has revealed anglers were catching adult Channel Catfish prior to the winter of 2013, however many large dead catfish were observed after the recent winter kill events (2013-2014) and it appears that the large catfish are gone from the system at this time.
Panfish numbers varied during 2015 fish survey. Bluegill numbers (9.63/trap net) were down from 2010 survey (30.2/trap net). Of the Bluegills (n=80) sampled using trap and gill nets, none were above 6.0 inches. Black Crappie numbers are modest (4.5/gill net, 2.25/trap net). Approximately 75% of the crappies sampled were 7.0 inches or longer, with one fish exceeding 10.0 inches. Yellow Perch numbers (25.5/gill net) are high and are an improvement from the 2005 gill net catch of 1.5/gill net. Yellow Perch relative abundance ranged from 1 to 186 perch/gillnet in the 5 fish surveys prior to 2010 (1980, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010). The reestablishment of a decent Yellow Perch forage base should bode well for the predator populations of Beaver Lake. Other fish seen during this survey in low abundance were 3 Green Sunfish, 8 Pumpkinseed Sunfish, 1 Golden Shiner and 9 Black Bullheads.

What is the average air temp for Beaver Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Beaver Lake? Don't forget to plan ahead! Weather can be unpredictable, but we've got you covered. On average, air temperatures during this time of year range from a high around 79°F (26°C) to a low around 60°F (16°C). Of course, these are just historical averages, so be prepared for anything Mother Nature throws your way. For the most up-to-date weather information, be sure to check out our Weather Bar located at the top of this page.

Are there any state parks near Beaver Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 3 state parks in the vacinity of Beaver Lake.

For more Minnesota State Park information see our State Park Guide.

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
There's more lake's to explore around Beaver Lake...
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Tanners Lake 1.8 mi 74 46 ft
Wakefield Lake 2.1 mi 22 8 ft
Battle Creek Lake 2.6 mi 104 15.3 ft
Lake Phalen 2.6 mi 198 91 ft
Round Lake 3.2 mi 17
Armstrong-South Portion Lake 3.4 mi 15
Casey Lake 3.5 mi 12 3.5 ft
Keller Lake (Main Bay) 3.6 mi 73 8 ft
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