City of Bloomington Park hours are from one hour before sunrise until 10:00 p.m. There is a 6 horsepower limit on boat motors used on City of Bloomington lakes. A larger motor may be on the craft but must remain tipped up out of the water while on Bloomington lakes.
Fishing Amenities: Boat launch/landing (6 h.p. maximum*), three fishing piers (1 near Bush Lake Beach, 2 at West Bush Lake Park)
NOTE: On October 3, 2022, the south fishing pier near the boat launch at West Bush Lake Park was removed due to a failing floatation assembly, and is slated for replacement. There is no current anticipated date for its return, as it is dependent upon supply chain and materials availability. Updates will be provided as the situation evolves. The pier further north along the path from the boat launch and the pier on the east side of the lake near Bush Lake Beach remain available for fishing. Questions? Contact Park Maintenance at email@example.com or 952-563-8760.
Fish Species: black bullhead, black crappie, bluegill, brown bullhead, green sunfish, hybrid sunfish, largemouth bass, northern pike, pumpkinseed, tiger muskellunge, walleye, yellow bullhead, yellow perch, white sucker
Special Fishing Regulations: This lake has special fishing regulations that differ from statewide or border water regulations for those species identified below and take precedence.
Ice Fishing: Ice fishing is permitted on Bush Lake. All DNR policies regarding fish houses should be adhered to. Please see their website for more details. Use of snowmobiles, ATVs and other motorized recreational vehicles are not allowed on City-owned property.
Special notes regarding this lake:
Please note there are a number of private properties around Bush Lake and public access is only allowed on park property. No trespassing allowed on private property.
Parking is free in the East Bush Lake parking lot June 1 – August 31. There are no fees for the use of West Bush Lake parking lots.
Fish Species: black bullhead, black crappie, bluegill, hybrid sunfish, pumpkinseed, brook stickleback
More information regarding fishing
Invasive species laws
When boating in Minnesota, protect our waters by following state aquatic invasive species laws. Minnesota law requires that you MUST:
CLEAN all visible aquatic plants, zebra mussels, and other prohibited invasive species from watercraft, trailers, and water-related equipment before leaving any water access or shoreland.
DRAIN water-related equipment (boat, ballast tanks, portable bait containers, motor) and drain bilge, livewell and baitwell by removing drain plugs before leaving a water access or shoreline property. Keep drain plugs out and water-draining devices open while transporting watercraft.
DISPOSE of unwanted bait, including minnows, leeches, and worms, in the trash. It is illegal to release bait into a waterbody or release aquatic animals from one waterbody to another. If you want to keep your bait, you must refill the bait container with bottled or tap water.