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Thompson Lake

Location: West Saint Paul, Thompson Park, Butler Avenue and Stassen Lane

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

Thompson Lake.

Depth: 8 feet

Size: 7 acres

Recent fish stocking

Lake Map: PDF Map This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.

Wheelchair access: Excellent

MTC bus: Route 68

Park entrance fee: No

Restrooms: Yes

Parking: Excellent

Picnic: Yes

Grills: No

Playground: Yes

Other activities: Walking path

Agency: Dakota County Parks Department This link leads to an external site. (651) 891-7000

location map for Thompson

Fishing pier: Yes

Comments: The FiN program has been active at Thompson Lake. To protect water quality, eroded shoreline has been planted with native aquatic and upland plant species. There is also a rain garden between the parking lot and walking path that intercepts runoff, allowing rainwater to infiltrate into the soil instead of going into the lake. Thompson produces larger Bluegill from time to time. Dakota County Parks sponsors a fishing event each year for "Take a Kid Fishing" weekend.



2013 Lake Survey Results:

Location and Date Species Abundance Average Length (in) Maximum Length (in)
Thompson Black Crappie low 8.8 10.5
(Dakota) Bluegill med 4.2 5.6
  Hybrid Sunfish low 4.5 7.7
  Northern Pike low one fish 29.2
  Channel Catfish low one fish 18.7
  Black Bullhead med 7.4 9.5

More information about Thompson Lake

2003 Angler Survey Summary This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.