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Carver Lake Park and Beach

Updated Aug. 21: Blue-green algae suspected at Carver Lake Beach; avoid water contact

Carver Lake Beach goers and other lake users are advised to avoid contact with the lake until further notice due to the suspected presence of blue-green algae.

The Ramsey-Washington Watershed District was out testing the lake to confirm the presence of blue-green algae in Carver Lake Wednesday, Aug. 21.

Not all blue-green algal blooms produce toxins; however, there is no way to predict if or when a bloom will produce toxins. For this reason it is best to avoid contact and stay out of the water. If you believe you or your pets are experiencing adverse health effects due to contact with, or ingestion of, lake water or algae, seek medical attention immediately.

The following Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) fact sheets include photos and more information about blue-green algae:

For more information, contact Parks and Recreation at or 651-714-3583.

Carver Lake Beach

Located at 3175 Century Avenue South, Carver Lake Park features a boardwalk, swimming beach, open air shelter, picnic area, playground and the Carver Lake Off-road Cycling Trail.

Reserve open air shelter online

Carver Lake Beach is an unguarded beach - no lifeguard is on duty. Swim at your own risk. Park guests are allowed to swim from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Questions can be directed to Woodbury Parks and Recreation at 651-714-3583 or

Beach Rules

  • Children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult in the water
  • No glass containers
  • No pets allowed
  • No smoking allowed
  • No fishing
  • No fires allowed
  • No boat, canoe or kayak launching
  • No alcohol (except by permit; see below)
All park guests should practice “see something, say something” and report disorderly behavior as they recognize it by calling 911 or the non-emergency number 651-439-9381.

For other City of Woodbury water activities, please visit the HealthEast Splash Pad page. 

Blue-green algae

E.coli Testing at Carver Lake Beach

Temporary alcohol restriction at Carver Lake Park