Thole Lake

Quick Facts

  • DNR Lake ID Number:  70-012001
  • Surface Area: 118.52 acres
  • Littoral Area: 118.52 acres
  • Lake Watershed Area: 1,797 acres
  • Shore Length: 5.18 miles
  • Maximum Depth: 12 feet
  • Watershed to Lake Ratio: 12.1  
  • Ordinary High Water Level:  945.2 feet above sea level
  • Public Boat Access: Located 4 mi South of Shakopee on County Road 79
  • Water Quality Impairment Status: Impaired for nutrients and mercury.


Water Quality 1984-2021


Invasive Species

Thole Lake is infested with the aquatic invasive species Potamogeton crispus or curlyleaf pondweed since before 1995 and with Myriophyllum spicatum or Eurasian watermilfoil since 2001.  

More information on curlyleaf pondweed

More information on Eurasian watermilfoil

Curlyleaf pondweed

Curlyleaf pondweed

Lake Vegetation Surveys2008, 2012, 2013

Curlyleaf pond weed pulled from Lake Thole


Lower Minnesota River Watershed Total Maximum Daily Load Report