Vadnais Sucker Lakes Regional Park is a wooded park with a small playground, shoreline fishing and trails for biking, walking and cross-country skiing. There is off-street parking available for over 100 vehicles and restrooms available at this park.
4 Ideas for Family Fun at Vadnais Sucker Lake Regional Park
- Play on the playground.
- Fish. Only shoreline fishing is allowed on this lake..
- Bring your Bikes for a family bike ride.
- Take a walk. Walk the trails and look for wildlife.
- Pack a picnic. There are two shelters available if not reserved for a private party and there is plenty of green space to spread a blanket.
Shoreline Fishing on Sucker Lake
Shoreline fishing is allowed in certain places and in certain seasons. The Minnesota DNR notes that they following fish species can be found in Sucker Lake: Walleye, Northern Pike. Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Crappie, Bullhead, Yellow Perch, and White Bass.
Cross Country Skiing at Vadnais Sucker Lakes Regional Park
This park has two cross country ski trails available when conditions cooperate. One is 3K and the other is 4.3K. Both trails are primarily wooded with lake views. Ramsey County requires skiers to have a Minnesota Ski Pass. For more information, current conditions and rules, see Ramsey County's website. Trail access at St. Paul Regional Water will be closed from November 2017 through May 2018.
Swans on Sucker Lake
Ramsey County tells us that both trumpeter and tundra swans can sometimes be seen at the north end of the lake. They encourage quiet observation but remind us not to feed any waterfowl, because it can make them more susceptible to predators and illness.
Birthday Parties at Vadnais Sucker Lakes Regional Park
This park has two picnic shelters available for rental. Reservations can be made online, in person or by phone. The rental fee is currently $151 plus tax for each shelter. The shelters offer 10 large picnic tables plus extras outside the shelters, two grills and electrical outlets. They both have a capacity for 80 people and the park offers parking for 115 cars.