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Taft Lake

Location: Richfield, Taft Park, Cedar Avenue and Highway 62

Species present: Bluegill, Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass , Northern Pike, Walleye, Yellow Perch, Bullhead


Taft Lake.

Depth: 45 feet

Size: 12 acres

Recent fish stocking

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

Wheelchair access: Good

MTC bus: Route 14

Park entrance fee: No

Restrooms: Yes (seasonal)

Parking: Good

Picnic: Yes

Grills: Yes

Playground: Yes

Other activities: picnic tables, walking path

Agency: City of Richfield This link leads to an external site.

Fishing pier: Yes

location map for Taft

Comments: Taft Lake has been managed as a fishing pond since 1975. Taft Park also has ball fields, basketball courts and a walking path around the lake. It is a great place to go ice fishing and there is a new city ordinance to allow for portable ice shelters on the ice.

More information about Taft Lake

2017 Lake Survey Results:

Location and Date Species Abundance Average Length (in) Maximum Length (in)
Taft Black Bullhead low 6.7 7.9
(Hennepin) Black Crappie medium 7.0 11.3
08/07/2017 Bluegill low 4.1 7.0
  Bowfin medium 19.5 23.5
  Common Carp low 21.7 21.7
  Green Sunfish low 4.6 5.0
  Largemouth Bass medium 12.4 19.0
  Northern Pike high 24.0 31.0
  Pumpkinseed medium 3.9 4.7
  Tiger Muskellunge low 19.3 19.3
  Walleye low 19.6 22.4
  White Crappie low 7.6 7.6
  White Sucker low 6.2 6.2
  Yellow Bullhead low 8.2 9.3
  Yellow Perch low 5.4 5.6