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Address: 1000 Wheelock Pkwy E, Lake Phalen, Saint Paul, MN 55106-1888
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Fun beach especially after a bike ride around the lake

We enjoyed Lake Phalen several times in July 2015. I would take my kids on their bikes and we'd bike around Lake Phalen, ending up at the beach. We locked our bikes on trees and... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2015
Jeanette E
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Mc Farland
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Brisbane, Australia
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190 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We had a picnic in the park today and enjoyed the view of the lake, the beautiful setting, public restrooms and ample parking.

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Thank jetalcott
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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694 reviews
352 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

It's a nice park, but the main reason I go there is to see the Christmas lights in the winter. Very pretty.

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Thank Rachel C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

This lake is just over 3 miles around, so it's a good distance for walking, running, or biking. I have, in the past, biked there from my home adding another miles both ways. It's a very popular lake so if you drive, sometimes it can be hard to get parking. I don't use the beach area, but lots of families... More 

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Thank Kuv Lub N
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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112 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Trail system around the lake is fantastic for running, walking or biking. Some nice picnic areas, easy access to bike trails to other lakes (or all the way to Stillwater!). Too much fertilizer in the lake for it to be healthy for water sports

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Thank Jim G
Mc Farland
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213 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015

We enjoyed Lake Phalen several times in July 2015. I would take my kids on their bikes and we'd bike around Lake Phalen, ending up at the beach. We locked our bikes on trees and then enjoyed the beach and the water. For a little while, the raft was closed because something needed to be fixed. We always had fun... More 

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Thank Jeanette E
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
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Reviewed 8 November 2015

I live nearby and walk around the lake--about a 55 minute walk. Beautiful place to see the change of seasons and the asphalt path takes you up and down hills, through oak savannahs, with wild flowers covering the banks of the lake. Options exist for swimming at the beach or renting a sailboat.

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Thank Barbara H
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Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

3 mile walk around the lake. Always clean when I'm there and family friendly. Towards the evening between 6 to 7PM the trails could get a little busy so I would avoid this time of you plan to have a good run/jog. It's a very diverse park and I would definitely visit this lake more often for long walks.

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Thank Josie E
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Beach areas is nice, good amenities and facilities. The swimming is pretty awful as the weeds and algae have completely taken over the lake. The trail around the lake is about a 5k (3.1 miles) and is very pleasant with some slightly rolling hills. Great for running, strolling or biking.

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Thank Jim G
Scottsdale, Arizona
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151 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015

our main reason for our visit to the area was a triathlon at Phalen Lake. our transition areas was right next to the beach where we entered into/out of the lake for the swim. We rand around the perimeter of the lake for the run and biked down Whilock Pky for the bike. The bike route does need repair.

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Thank br0za1205
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39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

This is clean and beautiful lake within St. Paul area and nice place for family picnics or day outings. We went here last week with a group of 4 families with kids, toddlers and everyone just enjoyed a lot. Carry your food as they don't have any option within beach area or in park, i saw a food truck but... More 

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