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Lakes & Ponds
Crystal_vertical.jpgNearly 300 bodies of water, from small ponds to large lakes, exist within Burnsville. The City's Water Resources Management Plan and Wetland Protection & Management Plan guide many of the decisions for these water resources.

For more information about water resources, including water quality monitoring, storm water management and boating rules, see links on the left.

Lake and Pond Property Owners

If you own property on a lake or pond, be aware that regulations may restrict certain activities. Learn more about the different regulations for lakes ponds and wetlands. You can also look at the Map of Lakes & Pond Regulations for a visual summary of regulations that apply to Burnsville lakes, ponds and wetlands.

Water Recreation

Watercraft rules vary among Burnsville's lakes and ponds. See the boating rules section for more information.

In ponds and lakes, swimming is allowed only in designated swimming areas. A public swimming beach is located at Crystal Beach Park.

Minnesota Fishing Regulations apply in all Burnsville lakes and ponds. Visit for more information or download the Minnesota Fishing Regulations Booklet. Learn more about potential fishing spots and other outdoor recreation opportunities in Experience Nature.

Duck Feeding Prohibited
Feeding of waterfowl such as ducks and geese is not allowed. The presence of food pollutes the water and attracts unwanted pests such as rodents and insects. Feeding is also unhealthy for waterfowl. When ducks and geese gather in groups, they leave behind droppings and spread disease to each other.

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