August 30, 2021

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Fish Lake

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve
Active since 2021
Minnesota, US

About this site

Fish Lake is a 322-acre ice-block lake on the southeast side of Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve. It is a shallow lake (only 8 ft deep in the middle!) but is host to a variety of fish, macroinvertebrates and waterfowl. It is a frequent destination for visitors, researcher and student groups because the nature trail that surrounds it passes through examples of a wide variety of native ecosystems. Your photos will help us monitor ice out in the spring and phenology during the rest of the year.

More information about Cedar Creek's upcoming events and programs is available at Information specifically about the Fish Lake Nature Trail is at 

About Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve is a University of Minnesota biological field station with many ecosystems and species found throughout the forests and grasslands of North America. Faculty, staff and students who work at Cedar Creek are dedicated to understanding how human activities, such as agriculture and fossil fuel combustion, are changing ecosystems. 



Many of the experiments at Cedar Creek consider the long-term consequences of human-driven environmental changes. These include ecosystem responses to things like biodiversity loss, nitrogen deposition, elevated carbon dioxide, habitat fragmentation, and changing community compositions. By taking pictures at our Chronolog stations, you can help scientists put together a long-term visual record of a few special places on our landscape!

Learn more at, or join us for an upcoming event! The calendar can be viewed at


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