Lake Minnewashta Report, Chanhassen, Carver County MN.

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The natural beauty and water quality of this 738 acre lake is in large part a result of Lake Minnewashta Regional Park, which occupies a large portion of the eastern and southern lakeshore. This 340 acre park offers hiking and skiing trails through mixed hardwood forests and prairie. Other recreational opportunites here include sailing, water-skiing, snowshoes, a huge “creative playground” area, and plenty of picnic areas. And, you can always buy a home on Minnewashta Lake.

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Lake Minnewashta, Chanhassen MN lakeshore photo
View from public beach at Minnewashta Regional Park in Chanhassen Minnesota

Then, of course, there is the fishing…

Excellent Fishing in Lake Minnewashta

There are plenty of largemouth bass, northern pike, and sunnies in this 74 foot deep lake. Northerns are the main predator species here, and cruise the lake and hitting on spoons thrown close to the weeds along the points on the south end. Northerns frequently range from 20 to thirty inches.

Your chances for bass have been greatly helped by catch-and-release-only policy that was lifted in 2006. In fact, you should be able to get one over 21 inches. There is plenty of vegetation, so check it out with spinnerbaits, plastic worms, or top-water lures, especially the bullrushes on the south end.

jetski on lakeshore

There are a few good sized walleyes in this lake, but their numbers are low. The last time the lake was stocked for walleyes by the DNR was 1968.

landing #1 at lake minnewashta
Landing#1

There are two boat launches in the park, with a total capacity of 35 vehicles with boat trailers. The park restricts the boating by allowing no more boats to launch if the trailer parking capacity is full. Boat landings can be accessed by the park entrance on the east side of the lake, along State Hwy 41. If the landings are full, don’t be discouraged. The park boasts an 84 foot “T” shaped fishing pier that is great for catching sunfish and largemouth bass. You may pick up a few bullheads and carp here too.

Landing on west lakeshore of MInnewashta
Landing#2

Homes on Lake Minnewashta

Right now there are five lake homes for sale here which is kind of typical because of low turn over, and limited potential inventory. According to the Northstar Regional MLS, the average asking price is $1,818,400 for a home of 5657 finished square feet. Real estate taxes for a home like that here are about 13k, which is a lot better than lakefront taxes in some of the other communities.

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