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About Lake Minnewashta Regional Park...

Lake Minnewashta Regional Park is a 340 acre park situated on the shores of Lake Minnewashta. Facilities include a swimming beach, bathhouse, off-leash dog area, reservable picnic shelters, sand volleyball courts, creative playground, paved boat access, paved bike trails, turf trails for walking and skiing, ski/snowshoe rental, and vending machines. Park hours are from 6:00A.M.-10:00P.M. (during the fishing season, the park will open at 5:00A.M.)

Vehicle Permits: Have been eliminated as of December 1, 2019


Trails & Facilities:

Off Leash Dog Area: Check out the popular fenced-in off-leash dog area at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park.  This 18-acre site includes a separate area for small dogs and approximately one mile of trails.  For additional information about the off-leash dog area visit, including maps, visit the Off-leash dog area web page by clicking the icon above.

Trails: Enjoy a leisurely stroll along five miles of turf and natural surface trails that meander along the edge of Lake Minnewashta, through forested and prairie area of this 340-acre park. In the winter, separate trails are groomed for skiing and walking.

Lake Minnewashta Public Boat Access:

Shelters: Reservable Shelters and Facilities at Lake Minnewashta

Fishing Pier: A fishing pier has been installed to provide accessibility to all Park visitors, out and onto the lake. The fishing pier is located West of the beach area on the point. In addition to facilitating anglers, the pier offers a scenic view of Lake Minnewashta.

Little Free Library: Visiting the beach and forget your book?  Picnicking and want to enjoy a shady, cozy spot with a novel? You will find a Little Free Library at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park located near the beach. The honor system policy is take a book, leave a book, or take a book for the day and return it.  Check out a book next time you are in the Park!

Canoe Storage: There are two canoe storage rack with a capacity of 6 canoes or kayaks per rack for a total of 12 spaces these racks are located at the Public Boat Access within the park.  These storage slots are available for the public to rent for $60.00 per space, rental runs from May 1 - October 31.  For additional information on rental conditions and availability, please contact the park office at 952-466-5250.


Lake Minnewashta Regional Park

6900 Hazeltine Blvd., Chanhassen, MN 55331
Located off of TH 41 west of Chanhassen between TH 5 and TH 7.

Park Maps:

Lake Minnewashta Regional Park Map
Lake Minnewashta Regional Park Map (pdf)

Park Brochures:

Lake Minnewashta Regional Park Brochure (pdf)

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