Vadnais-Snail Lakes Regional Park

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Location and hours

The park is open 5 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Snail Lake section:
4191 Snail Lake Blvd.
Shoreview, MN 55126

Sucker Lake section:
4500 Rice St.
Vadnais Heights, MN 55127

2022 controlled deer hunt

Sections of this park will be closed Oct. 24–26, Nov. 14–16 for controlled hunts. Signs will be posted at common entry points identifying open trails and areas where park visitors are requested to stay out.


Park amenities

Watercraft of any type is prohibited on Sucker Lake, East Vadnais Lake and West Vadnais Lake. Shoreline fishing is permitted in designated areas only.

Snail Lake

  • Boat launch.
  • Swimming beach.
  • Volleyball court.
  • Large playground.
  • Pavilion and picnic shelter.
  • Biking and hiking trails.
  • Parking for 62 vehicles near pavilion, 99 vehicles near beach, with 8 boat trailer parking slots.

Sucker Lake

  • Two picnic shelters.
  • Parking for 115 cars.
  • Small playground.
  • Biking and hiking trails.

Picnic facilities

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Two picnic shelters are available for rental at Sucker Lake. Both offer the same amenities.

Rental fee: $175 plus tax

  • Capacity: 80.
  • 10 six-foot picnic tables, plus three picnic tables outside shelter.
  • Two medium-size grills side-by-side.
  • Five electrical outlets.
  • Two drinking fountains.


Pavilion​ at Snail Lake.

Rental fee: $387 plus tax

  • ​32 six-foot picnic tables.
  • Six adjacent square tables with seating for four.
  • Four 28” x 36” grills.
  • Kitchen including two-burner electric stove, one sink, a large home-style refrigerator/freezer, four electrical outlets and serving window.
  • Drinking fountain.
  • Pig roasting area (requires a permit).
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Snail Lake Section - Vadnais-Snail Lakes Regional Park

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