Minnehaha Creek Watershed District is a local unit of government
responsible for managing and protecting the water resources in
one of the largest and most heavily-used urban watersheds in Minnesota.
The watershed stretches 181-square miles from St. Bonifacius
to south Minneapolis and includes Lake Minnetonka, the
Minneapolis Chain of Lakes, Minnehaha Creek, and Minnehaha
Falls. It includes eight major creeks, 129 lakes, and thousands of
wetlands. Learn more.
There is one public boat access
to Long Lake
(see Figure 6), and two public beaches: one run by the City of Orono and one by the City
of Long Lake. There is access to Holy Name Lake at Holy