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Prairieview Ponds

Location: Farmington, Prairieview Park, Highway 50 and 12th Street

Species present: Bluegill, Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass

Prairieview Ponds.

Depth: 11 feet

Size: 11 acres

Recent fish stocking

Lake Map: None on file

Wheelchair access: Good, pathway to fishing pier.

MTC bus: None nearby

Park entrance fee: No

Restrooms: No

Parking: Fair, on-street only.

Picnic: No

Grills: No

Playground: Yes

Other activities: Nature viewing, walking path

Agency: City of Farmington This link leads to an external site. 651-463-7111

Fishing pier: Yes

location map for Prairieview

Comments: There are a series of interconnected ponds which filter and control runoff with native vegetation and wetlands. The pond with the fishing pier has been stocked with Bluegill and Black Crappie. The ponds flow to the Vermillion River. The 2009 DNR fish survey found good numbers of Bluegill, Black Crappie, and Largemouth Bass. A lake survey scheduled for 2014 will provide updated information on the fish population in this lake.

2009 Lake Survey Results:

Location and Date Species Abundance Average Length (in) Maximum Length (in)
Prairieview Black Crappie  medium 5.9 7.5
(Dakota) Bluegill  high 4.7 6.5
06/04/2009 Hybrid Sunfish  medium 6.3 6.8
  Largemouth Bass medium  13.8 17.0
  White Sucker  low 16.5 16.5
  Yellow Perch  low 5.6 5.9