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Snelling lake + Permit?

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I think i might bring the canoe to snelling lake on sunday and try for some northerns. I want to get out bright and early, do i need any special permit to fish the lake or get into the park? If so what time does the ranger station open where i can get a permit?

Thanks for any help!

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Yes you will need a state park permit as Lake Snelling is within Fort Snelling State Park.

Here is the info for the park.

Hours

Best time to call the park: Daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Contact

101 Snelling Lake Road, St. Paul, Minnesota 55111.

tel: (612) 725-2389 or Visitor Center (612) 725-2724

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You don't need a canoe to catch them feisty pike. Fishing from shore will be just fine but it doesn't hurt being able to explore the whole lake. There plenty and fun to catch. Use lighter tackle for a challenge.

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Thanks for the help!

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