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Lake Waconia / Coney Island

Located on the northern edge of the City of Waconia is beautiful Lake Waconia. Lake Waconia is the largest lake in Carver County and the second-largest in the Twin Cities seven-county area. Additional lakes in the area include Reitz Lake, Piersons Lake, Parley Lake and Hydes Lake. Coney Island, part of Lake Waconia Regional Park, is located in the middle of the lake towards the southern end.

In the summer, Lake Waconia hosts a multitude of recreational activities: sailing, boating, fishing, water-skiing, tubing, jet-skiing, paddling, pontooning and swimming. In the spring, late summer and fall, the wide-open waters and seasonal winds attract wind surfers, sailboarders, sailors and kiteboarders from miles around. Find out more on the Summer Recreation page.

Lake Waconia becomes a city unto itself in the winter, with hundreds of ice-fishing houses forming a community of anglers enjoying a Minnesota winter. Learn more on the Winter Recreation page.

Lake Statistics

  • Lake Area (acres): 3080
  • Littoral Area (acres): 1660
  • Maximum Depth (ft): 37
  • Water Clarity (ft): 5.0 (4-5.5)
Wind Surfing

Excellent Seasonal Winds

”Lake Waconia is the most popular high-wind lake in the Twin Cities metro area and has been the site for over 60 windsurfing regattas, starting with the Windsurfer District 5 Championships in 1978.” Lake Waconia, choice of the 2012 Kona North American Championships