Lake Waconia / Coney Island

Located on the northern edge of the City of Waconia is beautiful Lake Waconia. Lake Waconia is the largest lake in Carver County and the second-largest in the Twin Cities' seven-county area. Additional lakes include Reitz Lake, Piersons Lake, Parley Lake, and Hydes Lake. Coney Island, part of Lake Waconia Regional Park, is in the middle of the lake towards the southern end.

In the summer, Lake Waconia hosts many recreational activities: sailing, boating, fishing, water-skiing, tubing, jet-skiing, paddling, pontooning, and swimming. The wide-open waters and seasonal winds attract windsurfers, sailboarders, sailors, and kiteboarders from miles around in the spring, late summer, and fall. Find out more on the Summer Recreation page.

Lake Waconia becomes a city unto itself in the winter, with hundreds of ice-fishing houses forming a community of anglers enjoying a Minnesota winter. Learn more on the Winter Recreation page.

Destination Waconia®

Lake Waconia regional park
Lake Waconia Regional Park is a 100-acre park on the southern shore of Lake Waconia. This shoreline park offers views of the lake and Coney Island. The park is in its early development for the future 164-acre park, including Coney Island of the West. Existing facilities include a reservable group picnic shelter, play equipment, restrooms, a small swimming beach, picnic tables, a volleyball court, and grills.  

Boat access: is provided outside the park at the Minnesota DNR boat access located on the lake's northeast side and at private marinas in the city of Waconia. Park Hours are 6:00 A.M.-10:00 P.M. daily.

Beach: One of the main attractions at Lake Waconia Regional Park is the well-kept beach. In 2004 the beach was redeveloped and, in 2008, greatly enhanced with five large umbrellas providing additional shade to families and younger kids. Near the beach are picnic tables and grills, ideal for summer barbeques.

Carver County®

Waconia is derived from a Sioux-language word meaning "fountain" or "spring."

Source Wikipedia®

Homes located on the lake are in the Waconia Public School District

Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $1.1M
Lowest Price $800K
Highest Price $1.3M
Total Listings 3
Avg. Days On Market 102
Avg. Price/SQFT $111

Property Types (active listings)

Lake Information

DNR Lake ID: 10005900
County: Carver
Near: Waconia
Border Water: No
Sentinel Lake: No

Size and Depth
Area: 3080.36 acres
Littoral Area: 1660 acres
Shore Length: 10.88 miles
Maximum Depth: 37 feet

Fish Species: black bullhead, black crappie, bluegill, brown bullhead, green sunfish, hybrid sunfish, largemouth bass, muskellunge, northern pike, pumpkinseed, walleye, white crappie, yellow bullhead, yellow perch, bigmouth buffalo, common carp, freshwater drum, smallmouth buffalo, white sucker, central mudminnow, common shiner, emerald shiner, fathead minnow, golden shiner, spotfin shiner, spottail shiner.

Two boat launches are available
Lake Waconia, Lakeview Terrace Public Water Access Site

Directions to access: In the City of Waconia near 335 Lakeview Terrace Blvd
One ramp (type=concrete slab)
One parking lot (type=gravel)
no vehicle parking spaces
Eight vehicle/trailer parking spaces
no accessible parking spaces
no docks
no restrooms

Lake Waconia Public Water Access Site

Directions to access: NE of Waconia on Cnty Rd 30 on E shore.
Three ramps (type=concrete slab)
One parking lot (type=asphalt)
Ten-vehicle parking spaces
40 vehicle/trailer parking spaces
no accessible parking spaces
Three docks
Two restrooms

lake minnetonka aerial view

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