For calls regarding:
- Current boating conditions
- Update on your arrival for a reservation
- Help while on the water
Call Our Forest Lake Location: 612-293-8046 | 97 N East 1st Street, Forest Lake, MN 55025 view map
Parking is available right in the city lot on site for the park. Please limit your vehicles to two vehicles per boat to ensure adequate parking for all park patrons.
About The Lake
Just 27 miles northeast of St. Paul, Forest Lake is a quiet and quaint boating destination for fishermen and families alike. The lake itself is a series of three interconnected lakes, with Lake 1 linking to Lake 2 and Lake 2 linking to Lake 3 by marked channels. As a YBC boater, you have access to all three lakes via the channels. Our marina is located on Lake 1.
Don’t be fooled by the ‘metro’ title of our location is Forest Lake- it’s a great destination if you’re looking to stay closer but get the more of the up-north feel. Members whose primary lake is Forest Lake rave about the tranquility they experience there and our exceptional Forest Lake dock staff.
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Fish species: Walleye, Northern Pike, Muskellunge, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Crappie, Bullhead Species, Rock Bass, Yellow Perch
According to the DNR, “Forest Lake is a popular fishing lake. Largemouth Bass and Walleye are favorite targets of many anglers, and it is becoming an increasing popular site for Muskellunge angling.” For more on Minnesota fishing regulations, you can visit the MN DNR link here.
Bait & Tackle
Mike’s Bait on 8 – Members Get 10% Off Everything!
The beloved Vanelli’s is a delicious lakeside Italian place, and Mallard’s is a Forest Lake staple… not to mention it’s voted Best Seafood in the Twin Cities! If you’re looking for something cozy with an extensive menu (calling all meat lovers!), Norman Quack’s Chophouse off Broadway is the place for you.
Looking to make a weekend in Forest Lake? Easy! Located right in town is the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson or the AmericInn. If you’re looking for something that offers just a little bit more for activities, there is Running Aces just under 10 minutes from our YBC location and is a hotel, casino, and racetrack.
Looking for some other summer-y activities to do outside of your boating adventure? We’d recommend the nearby Berry Patch, a quaint berry farm located just a short 13 mins from YBC, a great family summer tradition. Also nearby is a highly-rated gold course called Castlewood Golf Course. If you find you have a summer sweet-tooth, there’s a Dairy Queen in the heart of Forest Lake, but we recommend supporting local and hitting Daniela’s Chocolate & More Shop to satisfy any sweet tooth!