Lake Minnetonka Beach Guide

Pull out the sunscreen and swimsuits and visit these four area beaches.
Soak up some sun at Lake Independence Beach at Baker Park Reserve in Maple Plain.

Casco Beach

Although it’s a narrow strip of land only 60’ wide by 235’ long, Casco Beach is great for swimmers. Beach features include a swimmers’ dock and buoys around the swim area. No alcohol, fires, pets or lifeguards. Open 10 a.m.–8 p.m. daily June­–August. Free parking. Located between 2871 and 2879 Casco Point Rd., Spring Park Bay; 952.249.4600;


Lake Independence Beach

Picnic tables, fishing and a playground near the beach are fun things to do besides dipping your toes in the water. Open Memorial Day–Labor Day, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Free parking. 2309 Baker Park Rd., Maple Plain; 763.694.7860;


Lake Minnetonka Regional Park Beach

If you’re looking for a swimming experience without lake water, check out the sandy-bottomed, chlorinated swimming pond at Lake Minnetonka Regional Park. Park features also include a changing shelter, concessions, large beach umbrellas and picnic areas. Open Memorial Day–Labor Day, 9 a.m.–8 p.m. Life guards on site noon–8 p.m. Memorial Day, weekends and daily June 13–Aug 14. $3 per person, free for children under one, $5 season pass sold on-site only. Free parking. 4610 Cty. Rd. 44, Minnetrista; 763.694.7754;


Wayzata Beach

Beach features include a changing shelter with bathrooms, exterior shower, picnic area, volleyball courts and boat access. Open June 11–August 14, beach is guarded daily noon–6 p.m. unless temperature falls at or below 65 degrees. Parking is limited and some spaces require a Wayzata parking sticker. Permits are free for Wayzata residents, $33 for non-residents, and are available at Wayzata City Hall. 220 Grove Ln. E., Wayzata; 952.473.0234;