Battle Creek Lake

About the Waterbody

A 103-acre shallow lake outlets to Battle Creek before entering the Mississippi River.

Battle Creek Lake is used for a variety of recreational purposes, including motor boating, canoeing, fishing, picnicking and viewing. There is a public boat access at the southeast corner of the lake in Shawnee Park. The lake receives flows from Tanners Lake and runoff from its direct tributary area.

Lake Facts

  • Tributary area: 2,638 acres
  • Downstream waterbody:Battle Creek
  • DNR code: 82-0091P (click for LakeFinder data)
  • Surface area: 103 acres
  • Average depth: 4 feet
  • Maximum depth: 15 feet
  • MPCA designations: Shallow lake; impaired for mercury and chloride
  • Accountable municipalities: Landfall, Oakdale, Woodbury, Washington County
  • Nutrient water quality classification: At risk

Water quality

The following graphs show the growing season average measurements in Battle Creek Lake for chlorophyll-a, total phosphorus and secchi transparency. Battle Creek Lake is sampled for water quality parameters every two weeks from May through September.

Lake Water Level

Related Projects

Battle Creek Lake

Valley Creek Road Infiltration System

A stormwater treatment system catches runoff before reaching Tamarack Swamp.

Battle Creek Lake

Vogel Manufacturing Drainage Improvements

Pond modifications alleviate flooding of a business and roadway.

Battle Creek

Trinity Presbyterian Church

A pair of rain gardens capture and filter runoff from the church parking lot.

Battle Creek Lake

Woodbury Elementary and Middle School

This pair of large school rain gardens protect Battle Creek Lake from runoff pollution.