Cleary Lake Regional Park

Prior Lake, MN

 

 

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Three Rivers Park District

 

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Location

Size

1,186 acres

 

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18106 Texas Ave
Prior Lake, MN 55372

N44 41.196, W93 22.767

 

Hours

Visitor Center: 7 AM–9 PM, Monday–Sunday

Park Hours: 5 AM–10 PM

 

Fees

No fee

 

Maps

Summer

Winter

Activities

Hiking Trails

7 miles hiking and biking

 

Hunting

No hunting

Ecology

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification
Ecological Province Ecological Province  

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

 
Ecological Section Ecological Section  

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

 
Ecological Subsection Ecological Subsection  

Big Woods

 
Land Type Association    

Elko Moraine

Maple Plain Moraine

 
         

Native Plant Communities*

 

Pin Oak - Bur Oak Woodland

 
* Source: The Minnesota Biological Survey, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Ecological Resources    
     

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Lakeside Trail

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Winter Trail

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Cleary Lake Park 6 27 2015
pastormarkm
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Published on Jun 27, 2015

Had a little fun at a local park today flying around 200' up just doing some sightseeing :-)

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Mark McKay
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Published on Aug 30, 2015

Kayaking with Adam

Bike Around Cleary Lake 5-13-2012
James Blodgett
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Published on May 14, 2012

I biked around Cleary Lake. Bike ride there was 3 miles then around the lake 3 times about 3 miles each time around then the ride back. The video shows one time around. I took the audio out because all you hear is wind. I also turn the camera away from people as I go past them.

Cleary Lake fall colors
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Cleary Lake Dog Park
Kevin Gilmore
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Published on Apr 25, 2014

A late afternoon walk at the dog park with Tammy and the pups.

 

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Fungi and Lichens

Mock Oyster Mushroom (Phyllotopsis nidulans)   Mock Oyster Mushroom
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1/23/2016

5/5/2016

Amphibians

boreal chorus frog (Pseudacris maculata)

northern leopard frog (Rana pipiens)

  boreal chorus frog

Birds

eBird Field Checklist

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida)

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)

Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)

Hairy Woodpecker (Leuconotopicus villosus)

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)

 

Blue Jay

Canada Goose

Dark-eyed Junco

Northern Cardinal

White-breasted Nuthatch

Wild Turkey

Fungi and Lichens

Artist’s Conk (Ganoderma applanatum)

Black Knot (Apiosporina morbosa)

Crown Rust (Puccinia coronata)

False Turkey Tail (Stereum ostrea)

Phomopsis gall on hickory (Phomopsis spp.)

Smooth Axil-bristle Lichen (Myelochroa galbina)

Violet-toothed Polypore (Trichaptum biforme)

White Cheese Polypore (Tyromyces chioneus)

 

Artist’s Conk

Violet-toothed Polypore

Insects and Arachnids

American lady (Vanessa virginiensis)

black cherry finger gall mite (Eriophyes cerasicrumena)

cabbage white (Pieris rapae)

common green darner (Anax junius)

eastern tent caterpillar moth (Malacosoma americanum)

goldenrod bunch gall midge (Rhopalomyia solidaginis)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

plum finger gall mite (Eriophyes emarginatae)

red admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

 

American lady

common green darner

Mammals

American mink (Neovison vison)

American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)

eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

 

American red squirrel

eastern cottontail

Plants

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

Plants frequently found in:

Pin Oak - Bur Oak Woodland FDs37b

 

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American black currant (Ribes americanum)

American dog violet (Viola labradorica)

American highbush cranberry (Viburnum opulus var. americanum)

American hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

American plum (Prunus americana)

American stinging nettle (Urtica gracilis ssp. gracilis)

Amur maple (Acer ginnala)

balsam fir (Abies balsamea var. balsamea)

baneberry (Actaea sp.)

bigtooth aspen (Populus grandidentata)

bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis)

black cherry (Prunus serotina var. serotina)

black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

blue vervain (Verbena hastata)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

broad-leaved cattail (Typha latifolia)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

Buxbaum’s sedge (Carex buxbaumii)

Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)

chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. virginiana)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

common blue violet (Viola sororia)

common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common cinquefoil (Potentilla simplex)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca)

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

downy arrowwood (Viburnum rafinesqueanum var. rafinesqueanum)

downy yellow violet (Viola pubescens var. pubescens)

early meadow-rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

eastern prickly gooseberry (Ribes cynosbati)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

eastern white pine (Pinus strobus)

field pussytoes (Antennaria neglecta)

fragrant bedstraw (Galium triflorum)

golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)

gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa)

gray-headed coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

great St. Johnswort (Hypericum ascyron ssp. pyramidatum)

ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

kidney-leaved buttercup (Ranunculus abortivus)

large-flowered trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)

late horse gentian (Triosteum perfoliatum)

long-beaked sedge (Carex sprengelii)

Morrow’s honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

nodding trillium (Trillium cernuum)

northern lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum)

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

northern prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)

northern red oak (Quercus rubra)

northern shagbark hickory (Carya ovata)

orange daylily (Hemerocallis fulva)

ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica)

paper birch (Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera)

pin cherry (Prunus pensylvanica)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

prairie crabapple (Malus ioensis)

purple meadow-rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

red maple (Acer rubrum var. rubrum)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

red pine (Pinus resinosa)

rose twisted-stalk (Streptopus lanceolatus var. longipipes)

rue anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides)

sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)

shining bedstraw (Galium concinnum)

Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila)

Siberian peashrub (Caragana arborescens)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

smooth Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum)

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida ssp. rigida)

sugar maple (Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum)

Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

Virginia waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum)

water horsetail (Equisetum fluviatile)

white clover (Trifolium repens ssp. repens)

white oak (Quercus alba)

wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wild leek (Allium tricoccum)

wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)

winter cress (Barbarea vulgaris)

wood anemone (Anemone quinquefolia var. quinquefolia)

woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca ssp. americana)

 

Abies balsamea var. balsamea (balsam fir)

Acer ginnala (Amur maple)

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Acer rubrum var. rubrum (red maple)

Acer saccharinum (silver maple)

Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum (sugar maple)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Actaea sp. (baneberry)

Allium tricoccum (wild leek)

Anemone quinquefolia var. quinquefolia (wood anemone)

Antennaria neglecta (field pussytoes)

Aquilegia canadensis (wild columbine)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Arisaema triphyllum (jack-in-the-pulpit)

Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum (northern lady fern)

Barbarea vulgaris (winter cress)

Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera (paper birch)

Caragana arborescens (Siberian peashrub)

Carex buxbaumii (Buxbaum’s sedge)

Carex sprengelii (long-beaked sedge)

Carya cordiformis (bitternut hickory)

Carya ovata (northern shagbark hickory)

Cornus racemosa (gray dogwood)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Equisetum fluviatile (water horsetail)

Fragaria vesca ssp. americana (woodland strawberry)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Galium concinnum (shining bedstraw)

Galium triflorum (fragrant bedstraw)

Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)

Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy)

Hemerocallis fulva (orange daylily)

Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum (Virginia waterleaf)

Hypericum ascyron ssp. pyramidatum (great St. Johnswort)

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca (common motherwort)

Lonicera morrowii (Morrow’s honeysuckle)

Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)

Malus ioensis (prairie crabapple)

Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica (ostrich fern)

Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)

Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana (American hophornbeam)

Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)

Pastinaca sativa (wild parsnip)

Pinus resinosa (red pine)

Pinus strobus (eastern white pine)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum (smooth Solomon’s seal)

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Populus grandidentata (bigtooth aspen)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Potentilla simplex (common cinquefoil)

Prunus americana (American plum)

Prunus pensylvanica (pin cherry)

Prunus serotina var. serotina (black cherry)

Prunus virginiana var. virginiana (chokecherry)

Quercus alba (white oak)

Quercus ellipsoidalis (northern pin oak)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Quercus rubra (northern red oak)

Ranunculus abortivus (kidney-leaved buttercup)

Ratibida pinnata (gray-headed coneflower)

Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn)

Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)

Ribes americanum (American black currant)

Ribes cynosbati (eastern prickly gooseberry)

Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)

Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot)

Solidago rigida ssp. rigida (stiff goldenrod)

Streptopus lanceolatus var. longipipes (rose twisted-stalk)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (purple meadow-rue)

Thalictrum dioicum (early meadow-rue)

Thalictrum thalictroides (rue anemone)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Trifolium repens ssp. repens (white clover)

Trillium cernuum (nodding trillium)

Trillium grandiflorum (large-flowered trillium)

Triosteum perfoliatum (late horse gentian)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Typha latifolia (broad-leaved cattail)

Ulmus pumila (Siberian elm)

Urtica gracilis ssp. gracilis (American stinging nettle)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Verbena hastata (blue vervain)

Viburnum lentago (nannyberry)

Viburnum opulus var. americanum (American highbush cranberry)

Viburnum rafinesqueanum var. rafinesqueanum (downy arrowwood)

Viola labradorica (American dog violet)

Viola pubescens var. pubescens (downy yellow violet)

Viola sororia (common blue violet)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Zanthoxylum americanum (northern prickly ash)

Zizia aurea (golden alexanders)

 

American black currant

American highbush cranberry

American plum

black raspberry

bloodroot

chokecherry

common blue violet

common mullein

downy yellow violet (var. pubescens)

eastern prickly gooseberry

fragrant bedstraw

golden alexanders

ground ivy

large-flowered trillium

Morrow’s honeysuckle

nannyberry

orange daylily

prairie crabapple

red clover

rue anemone

stiff goldenrod

Virginia waterleaf

white clover

wild columbine

wild geranium

wood anemone

woodland strawberry

 

 

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