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Phalen Beach

1000 Wheelock Pkwy E, Lake Phalen, Saint Paul, MN 55106-1888
+1 651-776-9833
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Fun as a kid

Las time I was there was in the early 80's. Great memories of hanging out with friends and enjoying... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
beyondthepavement40
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Grand Marais, Minnesota
Beautiful City Park

We had a picnic in the park today and enjoyed the view of the lake, the beautiful setting, public... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2016
jetalcott
,
Brisbane, Australia
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1000 Wheelock Pkwy E, Lake Phalen, Saint Paul, MN 55106-1888
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Las time I was there was in the early 80's. Great memories of hanging out with friends and enjoying my youth!

Thank beyondthepavement40
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We had a picnic in the park today and enjoyed the view of the lake, the beautiful setting, public restrooms and ample parking.

Thank jetalcott
Reviewed 20 June 2016

It's a nice park, but the main reason I go there is to see the Christmas lights in the winter. Very pretty.

Thank Rachel C
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

This lake is just over 3 miles around, so it's a good distance for walking, running, or biking. I have, in the past, biked there from my home adding another miles both ways. It's a very popular lake so if you drive, sometimes it can...More

Thank Kuv Lub N
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Trail system around the lake is fantastic for running, walking or biking. Some nice picnic areas, easy access to bike trails to other lakes (or all the way to Stillwater!). Too much fertilizer in the lake for it to be healthy for water sports

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 19 December 2015

We enjoyed Lake Phalen several times in July 2015. I would take my kids on their bikes and we'd bike around Lake Phalen, ending up at the beach. We locked our bikes on trees and then enjoyed the beach and the water. For a little...More

Thank Jeanette E
Reviewed 8 November 2015

I live nearby and walk around the lake--about a 55 minute walk. Beautiful place to see the change of seasons and the asphalt path takes you up and down hills, through oak savannahs, with wild flowers covering the banks of the lake. Options exist for...More

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

3 mile walk around the lake. Always clean when I'm there and family friendly. Towards the evening between 6 to 7PM the trails could get a little busy so I would avoid this time of you plan to have a good run/jog. It's a very...More

Thank Josie E
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Beach areas is nice, good amenities and facilities. The swimming is pretty awful as the weeds and algae have completely taken over the lake. The trail around the lake is about a 5k (3.1 miles) and is very pleasant with some slightly rolling hills. Great...More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 11 July 2015

our main reason for our visit to the area was a triathlon at Phalen Lake. our transition areas was right next to the beach where we entered into/out of the lake for the swim. We rand around the perimeter of the lake for the run...More

Thank br0za1205
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