Medicine Lake Park" was developed as part of Plymouth, Minnesota, by Jacob Barge around 1887. He sold lots to "city folks" to build cabins to get away from the "hustle and bustle" of city life. At 902 acres, it is Hennepin County's second-largest lake behind Lake Minnetonka and is popular among boaters, sailors, and fishers. Medicine Lake's most significant tributary is Plymouth Creek, which enters the lake at West Medicine Lake Park.

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Medicine Lake Regional Trail

This trail connects Elm Creek Park Reserve, Fish Lake, and French Regional Parks. It also provides views of Rice Lake in Maple Grove and Medicine Lake in Plymouth. In addition, the trail offers connections with the Bassett Creek and Luce Line Regional Trails and many community trails.

Source ​Three Rivers Park District®

Homes on the lake are located in the Wayzata School District.

Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $2M
Lowest Price $1.4M
Highest Price $2.5M
Total Listings 2
Avg. Days On Market 45
Avg. Price/SQFT $258

Property Types (active listings)

Lake Information

DNR Lake ID: 27010400
County: Hennepin
Near: Plymouth
Border Water: No
Sentinel Lake: No

Size and Depth
Area: 924.37 acres
Littoral Area: 399 acres
Shore Length: 8.79 miles
Maximum Depth: 49 feet

Fish Species: black bullhead, black crappie, bluegill, brown bullhead, channel catfish, green sunfish, hybrid sunfish, largemouth bass, northern pike, pumpkinseed, walleye, white crappie, yellow bullhead, yellow perch, bowfin (dogfish), common carp, goldeye, smallmouth buffalo, white sucker, banded killifish, blacknose shiner, bluntnose minnow, brook silverside, central mudminnow, golden shiner, Johnny darter, spottail shiner.

Medicine Lake, French Regional Park Public Water Access Site

Directions to access: In Plymouth, I-494 to Co Rd 9, E to French Regional Park, on N shore.


Three ramps (type=concrete slab)
One parking lot (type=asphalt)
50 vehicle parking spaces
42 vehicle/trailer parking spaces
no accessible parking spaces
Two docks
One restroom


lake minnetonka aerial view

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