Thursday, September 1, 2011

Affordable Lake Reshanau—An Anoka County Hidden Gem

Did you know that not all full recreational lakes in Minnesota have public access? 

Yes, most larger lakes have several access points for the public to use boats, jet skis and other motorized water craft. But there are a few hidden gems that only allow homeowners along the lake to launch boats and use the open water for recreational boating and fishing. Lake Reshanau  in Anoka County is one of those hidden gems.

Located in the community of Lino Lakes, Lake Reshanau has about 100 homeowners along its banks. The shoreline also abuts a 22 acre park with picnic tables and a fishing pier but not a boat launch. This keeps traffic down on the lake and limits exposure to invasive species.

Renaushau is a 336 acre lake that reaches depths of 16 feet. If you like to fish, it is known for bluegill, crappie, sunfish and northern pike. It is one of seven lakes in the Rice Creek Chain of Lake Regional Park Preserve.  

Some of the home owners have acreage properties on the northern side of the lake so have private well and septic systems. However many homeowners are fortunate to have approximately half acre lots and city utilities.