If you are looking for homes or fish, this Burnsville MN lake offers a good selection of both. Crystal Lake has a surface area of 280 acres, and a maximum depth of 37 feet at a spot just west of midway between east and west shores. Water clarity per Secchi disk comes in at 2.8 feet.
This is a fully recreational lake, and if you don’t own lake property here, you can use the city owned concrete ramp on the public access on the northwest side of the lake. There is a parking lot there that will accommodate 18 trailers. There is also a fishing pier, and it is possible to fish from shore. However, it would just make more sense to live right on Crystal Lake. Why spend all of that time and gas hauling your boat on a trailer, and all of that work getting the boat in and out of the water?
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Of the 141 Dakota County lists, this one has one of the larger populations of bluegill sunfish. They are not very big, but they will certainly grow, so that is why it is important to purchase Burnsville MN real estate on Crystal Lake. You will want to be here for them when they grow up. Crappies are out here too, and they are both incredibly easy to snag with worms. You want bass, you say? They are all along the weedlines of this lake; the standard technique of using plastic worms and topwater lures works well here for most fishermen. Trolling shiners along the points and islands might get you some nice northern pike.
Special notes about Crystal Lake
The Minnesota DNR does have some mercury advisories out for fish consumption here. Bluegill sunfish of any size should not be consumed more than once per week. Also, northern pike of any size should not be consumed more than once per month.
Eurasian milfoil presence has been confirmed for this lake.
Homes on Crystal Lake, Burnsville MN
If you are looking for lakeshore property in Burnsville Minnesota, you have picked an opportune moment. Rates are excellent, and there is inventory to choose from. At the time of this post, the Northstar Regional MLS lists eight single family homes with waterfront here. Prices range from roughly 400K to 1.2M, and the average list price is $774,475. Year builts range from 1950 to 1958. If your timing is good, you may get a chance to make an offer on a property on Maple Lake Island, on quiet Majestic Bay.
Living on Crystal Lake means you will have easy access to Minneapolis via Interstate 35, as well as proximity to major shopping and recreational opportunities. You will also be part of the high-demand ISD 196 – Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan school system.