Rice Lake Park Playground Project
The City is working to make huge improvements to the City Park playground equipment and facilities that include making it largely accessible to people of all abilities. This project is set to begin in the spring of 2024. The conceptual drawing for the new playground is below next to the picture of the current playground.
Rice Lake City Park
4137 Stockholm Road
Open from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily
Amenities: Playground, picnic tables, pavilion, soccer field, softball field, disc golf, trails, picnic tables, etc.
Winter: Skating rink and sledding hill
Portable toilet on site during summer/fall season and City sponsored community events.
The covered Pavilion is available to rent during the summer/fall seasons for family picnics, reunions, special events, etc. Click here for more details.
Note: The park remains open to the public even when the Pavilion is rented.
No pets or alcohol allowed. Review the City Park Ordinance for more Park rules - Park - Ordinance #10
Wild Rice Lake
The 2,590-acre Wild Rice Lake Reservoir is used for water storage to supplement water flow in the winter for generating hydroelectricity at our facilities on the St. Louis River. Anglers at Wild Rice Lake Reservoir find crappie, bluegill, perch, walleye, and northern pike. Minnesota Power, with the Minnesota DNR, provides public boat access and accessible shore fishing at the reservoir dam. Because of the challenging shoreline, Minnesota Power provides one water accessible primitive campsites on the reservoir.
(From MN Power Land & Recreation – Reservoir’s web page)
Public Water Access Site
View map - Rice Lake Reservoir
Directions to access: 4 mi N of Duluth on Cnty Rd 4, then .5 mi W to NE shore.
Administrator: DNR Division of Parks and Trails
- 1 ramp (type=concrete slab)
- 1 parking lot (type=natural)
- 5 vehicle parking spaces
- 5 vehicle/trailer parking spaces
- no accessible parking spaces
- no docks
- 1 restroom
Lat/Lon: 46.909888, -92.163792
Dock Details:: dock installation (2021-04-29)
DISCLAIMER: The public water access database is a work in progress and errors do exist. Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.
(From MN DNR website)