Black Lake is located between the Seton Lake and Spring Park Bay, in the city of Mound. Homes on Black Lake are located in the Mound Westonka School System. The bay is home to the Park Island Apartments, one of few apartment complexes on Lake Minnetonka that offers lakeshore access and dock slips to its tenants. Just minutes away from Black Lake are Wawatasso Island and Crane Islands in Upper Lake Minnetonka. Predating 1906 Crane Island was a heron rookery until a storm took down a majority of its trees, and the herons migrated to its sister island, Wawatasso. After the storm, a group of 25 Presbyterian families began building a number of private residential summer cottages and communal amenities on Crane Island. Today, Crane Island is home to vacation properties and is a registered Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The water depth in Black Lake reaches a maximum depth of 27 feet and the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District has given it a C rating in water quality. Meaning, that Black Lake is desirable for swimming and boating later in the season.
No wake zone
Black Lake's no wake regulation, coupled with the absence of marinas and boat launches in the bay, makes it the perfect spot to dock recreational boats.
Black Lake is a no wake zone, making it a great spot to fish year round, notably being home to fish species like Largemouth Bass, Sunfish, Crappie, Muskie, Northern Pike, Rock Bass, Walleye, and Black and Brown Bullhead. Nearby, in Seton Channel boaters have access to the dog-friendly brewery Back Channel Brewing Co.