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.
- 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
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.
A stormwater treatment system catches runoff before reaching Tamarack Swamp.
Pond modifications alleviate flooding of a business and roadway.
A pair of rain gardens capture and filter runoff from the church parking lot.
This pair of large school rain gardens protect Battle Creek Lake from runoff pollution.