A small, deep lake in Woodbury that outlets to Fish Creek.
Carver Lake is used primarily for swimming and canoeing. There is a public beach located on the southeast side, along with a canoe access. The lake is an important regional amenity and borders Carver Lake Park, which is heavily used for picnicking and hiking.
Carver Lake is used primarily for swimming and canoeing. There is a public beach located on the southeast side, along with a canoe access point. The lake serves as an important regional amenity, with the City of Woodbury’s Carver Lake Park that is heavily used for picnicking and hiking.
|Tributary area||2,274 acres|
|Downstream waterbody||Fish Creek|
|DNR code||82‑0166P (click for LakeFinder data)|
|Surface area||49 acres|
|Average depth||16 feet|
|Maximum depth||36 feet|
|MPCA designations||Deep lake; impaired for mercury and chloride|
|Accountable municipalities||Maplewood, Woodbury, Ramsey County, Washington County|
|Nutrient water quality classification||At risk|
The following graphs show the growing season average measurements in Carver Lake for chlorophyll-a, total phosphorus and secchi transparency. Carver Lake is sampled for water quality parameters every two weeks from May through September.
Notable District water quality improvement projects in the watershed include:
You can find detailed information on Caver Lake and its tributary area in our management plan.