Lake Phalen

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Lake Phalen is urban lake located in the St. Paul suburb of Maplewood. Lake Phalen is one of the largest lakes in St. Paul and is a part of the Phalen Regional Park System. Lake Phalen offers numerous recreational activities year round that local residents can use to enjoy the scenery surrounding Lake Phalen. Lake Phalen features sailing, boating, canoeing, rowing competitions, fishing, walking trails, swimming, and more. Lake Phalen is popular fishing spot and is one of the best places to fish in the Twin Cities. The Lake is home to numerous species of fish including walleye, muskie, northern pike, largemouth bass,, crappie, sunfish, rainbow darter, and more. Lake Phalen covers a total area of 198 acres with a maximum depth of 91 feet, an average depth of 24 feet, and 3 miles of shoreline. Lake Phalen is a beautiful Lake with numerous amenities and outdoor activities making it one of the most attractive Lakes in the Twin Cities.

Lake Phalen was named after an early Irish immigrant of St. Paul named Edward Phalen who built a cabin in the area. Lake Phalen was used as the main water supply for the City of St. Paul until 1913. In 1889, the City of St. Paul purchased Lake Phalen and the land surrounding the Lake to create a park land for residents of St. Paul. The shores of Lake Phalen were covered in vegetation, so the city dredged the shores to create a park land that could be used.

Lake Phalen is situated within the neighborhood of Payne-Phalen. Payne-Phalen is the largest neighborhood in St. Paul full of rich history, natural beauty, friendly residents, and welcoming community. Payne-Phalen offers the perfect mix of residential and business atmosphere. Payne-Phalen offers beautiful homes with historical architectural designs. Payne-Phalen is a vibrant and diverse community with numerous amenities and attraction making it the perfect place to raise a family.

Lake Pahlen is surrounded by several parks, beaches, and a golf course offering a wide range of recreational options and amenities. Lake Phalen Regional Park is an excellent park offering numerous recreational activities and amenities to local residents. Lake Phalen Park features an amphitheatre, baseball field, volleyball court, soccer field, softball field, hockey rink, bike trail, hiking trails, boat launch, fishing pier, lakeside activities center, picnic area, grills, fire pits, and much more. Lake Phalen regional Park offers numerous activities and amenities year round making it one of the best destinations for outdoor recreation in the area.

Phalen Park Golf Course is a beautiful 18-hole course situated on Lake Phalen. Phalen Park Golf Course is beautifully maintained with excellent scenery. Phalen Park also offers a unique challenge featuring numerous doglegs, water hazards, and bunkers. Phalen Park Golf Course is the perfect place for golfers of all ages and abilities. Phalen Park also features a driving range, practice green, golf lessons, leagues, restaurant, bar, and banquet facilities.

Keller Golf Course is located just north of Lake Phalen featuring a challenging 18-hole course with beautiful scenery. Keller is a champion style course built in 1929 rich with history, hosting numerous PGA and LPGA tours. Keller is an excellent course offering a fun and challenging  experience. Keller Golf Course also features bentgrass playing surfaces, full length driving range, bentgrass tee, practice bunker, chipping green, restaurant, and banquet facilities. Keller Golf Course is one of the best in the Twin Cities making it the perfect place for a round of golf.

Lake Phalen is surrounded by several restaurants and amenities that residents in the area can use and enjoy. Eastside Pizzeria is a top-notch pizza restaurant serving some of the best pizza in St. Paul. East side prides itself on serving the best pizza and they look to do this by offering some of the best ingredients possible. Eastside boasts some of the best pizza in the area along with other great food including chicken wings, italian cheese fries, hot sandwiches, golden shrimp basket, bbq ribs, and more. Eastside Pizzeria is the best place in the area to enjoy a great meal with excellent food.


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