Located at 1629 Murphy Pkwy in Eagan, Minnesota lies the beauty of Blackhawk Park. Blackhawk Park is filled with wondrous outdoor scenery in a serene environment for your viewing pleasure. Blackhawk Park surrounds one of Eagan, Minnesota’s amazing lake’s appropriately named Blackhawk Lake. Blackhawk Lake has clear water for swimming and fishing. The lake consists mostly of Largemouth Bass, along with Bluegill, Northern Pike, Black Crappie, and Bullhead.
Blackhawk park provides gorgeous hiking trails for the young and old who are into both fitness and leisurely paths. You can get your heart racing and blood pumping or simply stroll along listening to the birds and watching the squirrels roam.
You’ll also find a pavilion for lounging or a place to have a family picnic near Blackhawk Lake and various other seating areas around the park. Just in case you run out of gas on the trails, or for those dog days of summer’s heat.
Eagan’s Blackhawk Park has volleyball courts for you to enjoy. Get a big game with the family started or play a two on two tournament against some friends. Either way, you’ll enjoy playing out in nature here at Blackhawk Park in Eagan, MN.
If fishing is your game then you’ll want to be sure to find the Shore Fishing Structure where you can throw a line out for Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, or Northern Pike, among others. The lake at Blackhawk is aerated in the winter so fish won’t die due to lack of oxygen. It’s a self-sustaining lake according to a 2010 DNR study, where extra stocking is unnecessary and you’ll still find a densely populated fishing area throughout the entire summer. Blackhawk Lake is overseen by the City of Eagan Parks and Recreation Department.
Appreciate the Lake
Come on out to celebrate Lake Appreciation Month in Eagan. On June 9th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. is the official Lakefest 2018 Family Fishing Event which marks Lake Appreciation Month in Eagan, MN. The event is free for all ages and will commence rain or shine. There will be a lead tackle exchange, giveaways, live music, and activity booths from Eagan based organizations.
The event will also feature crafts, and native tree and plant specialists providing educational information about lake health and safety. You can bring your own fishing gear or it will be provided for you during the event. You do not need a fishing license if you are fishing with a child since it’s also the DNR’s Take a Kid fishing Weekend promoting the tradition of passing down fishing knowledge and expertise to young ones.
Blackhawk Park has a big area where there is a playground for the kids to get some exercise and burn some energy. Pets are welcome if you want to bring your furry friends along.
Blackhawk Park and Lake in Eagan is just one of the beautiful entities the city has to offer. So get on out there and live the good life with a smile on your face.