The first European settlers came to the area near Saunders Lake in the 1850s. In 1854, Nathaniel Sanders and J. F. Buck settled on its shores. Saunders Lake was named for Nathaniel Sanders. Saunders Lake is located in both Mound and Minnetrista, Minnesota.
The lake outlets through a small channel to Lake Langdon, which discharges through a culvert under County Highway 110 into Lost Lake, which outlets into Cooks Bay of Lake Minnetonka. Saunders Lake is part of the Langdon Lake subwatershed of the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD).
The corridor between Black and Saunders Lakes is comprised of wetland and maple-basswood forest and has been identified by the DNR as a regionally significant area with outstanding ecological value. Most of this area has been incorporated into Gale Woods Regional Park by the Three Rivers Park District. Saunders Lake scores highly on vegetative diversity, fish, and wildlife habitat, and is classified in the Preserve category. The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District has a draft plan to work cooperatively with other agencies and organizations to help create a corridor along the old rail corridor to link Langdon Lake to Saunders and Black Lakes, Gale Woods, and the conservation corridor within the Langdon Lake subwatershed to the north.
Source Wikipedia® Source saunderslake.org®
The walking bridge that connects North and South Saunders Lake neighborhoods has been fully closed until further notice. The bridge is in need of some repairs and will not be re-opened until those repairs are complete.
Source City of Minnetrista®
Homes on the lake are located in the Westonka Public School District
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Property Types (active listings)
DNR Lake ID: 27018500
Border Water: No
Sentinel Lake: No
No public boating access.
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