A 87-acre lake draining to the Beltline storm sewer and then to the Mississippi River.
Beaver Lake is primarily used for canoeing, fishing, picnicking, wildlife habitat and aesthetic viewing. A Ramsey County park occupies most of the north and west shoreline. There is no public boat access, although there is a fishing pier on the west shoreline within the county park.
|Tributary area||1,935 acres|
|DNR code||62‑0016P (click for LakeFinder data)|
|Surface area||87 acres|
|Average depth||4 feet|
|Maximum depth||11 feet|
|MPCA designations||Shallow lake; impaired for mercury; at risk for chloride|
|Accountable municipalities||Maplewood, St. Paul, Ramsey County, Washington County|
|Nutrient water quality classification||At risk|
The following graphs show the growing season average measurements in Beaver Lake for chlorophyll-a, total phosphorus and secchi transparency. Beaver Lake is sampled for water quality parameters about seven times per year on average from May through September.
Notable projects in the Beaver Lake area include:
You can find detailed information on Beaver Lake and its tributary area in our watershed management plan.