Susan Lake in Chanhassen MN is not very large, but it is certainly worth noting. It is only 93 acres and 17 feet deep at the most, but the water clarity is a whopping 7.5 feet, which is pretty good for any lake in the greater Minneapolis area.
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There is significant submergent vegetation and some gamefish to be found here. The presence of Eurasian Watermilfoil has been confirmed in Lake Susan. The lake gets stocked with walleye fry once a year, but no doubt many of those get eaten by the numerous northern pike that abound in all sizes in the lake. There are also plenty of small sunnies and perch for foraging predator fish. Largemouth bass and black crappie are here in moderate numbers. However, black and yellow bullheads are the predominant species here. Common carp and white sucker have been also reported here.
Lake Susan is conveniently located just south of MN Highway 5 along 101, and to just to the north of Highway 312, and only a short drive from Chanhassen MN. There is a city owned public access on the north shore that offers a concrete ramp
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Homes on Lake Susan
In addition to enjoying easy access to the new freeway, homeowners on Lake Susan benefit from being part of the Chaska (ISD 112) School District. Lakeshore always helps maintain property value, but a good school district also adds to re-sale value.
As of this post, there is only one property on Lake Susan, according to the Northstar Regional MLS, priced at about 500k. This is not surprising for a lake of this size. However, if you don’t blink, you might find your ideal Minnesota lake home here. You will find an eclectic mix of home styles here. On the east side along Great Plains Boulevard, you will find mostly homes built in the 1950s, with some newer exceptions. Homes along this stretch have benefited by the fact that Highway 101 has been rerouted to the east, making the neighborhood much more quiet. On the west side, you will find a mixture of split levels, ramblers, and two story homes built in the early 90’s.
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