Keller Regional Park


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    Ramsey County
    Metro Area

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About 313 acres, including 147-acre Keller Golf Course


Park map


Primary parking lot:
2166 Maplewood Drive
Maplewood, MN 55109

N44 59.808, W93 3.817

Hiking Trails

About 1.36 miles of paved walking trails


No hunting

Ecological Classification Province  

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

Ecological Classification

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal


St. Paul-Baldwin Plains

Land Type Association(s)

Maplewood Moraine

Native Plant Communities1

Not mapped (2/2/2018)

Ownership Minnesota DNR logo    

Ramsey County Parks & Recreation


Most of this park is picnic areas with mowed grass. There is a long boardwalk at the north shore of Keller Lake. All of the other trails are paved.








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Wayne Rasmussen

“The oldest park in the Ramsey County parks system, Keller Regional Park is spread out into seven sections along Highway 61 in Maplewood: Spoon Lake, Island, Lakeside, Lower Keller, Golfview and Round Lake.”
— Ramsey County Parks & Recreation

A few observations from the boardwalk on July 19, 2016.

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Primary Parking Lot, Round Lake Picnic Area

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Lower Keller Lake Picnic Area

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Keller Island Picnic Area

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Spoon Lake Fishing Area

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Keller Lake

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Spoon Lake

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Paved Trails

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Connecting Waterway

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  Keller Regional Park* - Part 1

Published on Jun 22, 2015

An expansive park featuring a lake, picturesque bridges & picnic shelters, in a tree-filled setting.

  Keller Regional Park* - Part 2

Published on Jun 22, 2015

An expansive park featuring a lake, picturesque bridges & picnic shelters, in a tree-filled setting.

  Keller Regional Park* - Lower Keller

Published on Jun 22, 2015

An expansive park featuring a lake, picturesque bridges & picnic shelters, in a tree-filled setting.

  Keller Regional Park* - Golfview

Published on Jun 22, 2015

An expansive park featuring a lake, picturesque bridges & picnic shelters, in a tree-filled setting.

  Keller Regional Park* - Lakeside

Published on Jun 22, 2015

An expansive park featuring a lake, picturesque bridges & picnic shelters, in a tree-filled setting.




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Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Green Heron (Butorides virescens)

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)

Pileated Woodpecker

Insects and Arachnids

eastern pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)

eastern pondhawk

bittersweet nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)

bittersweet nightshade


American toad (Anaxyrus americanus)

American toad


American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

American Tree Sparrow (Spizelloides arborea)

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)

Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)

Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia)

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

Northern Waterthrush (Seiurus noveboracensis)

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Swainson’s Thrush (Catharus ustulatus swainsoni)

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)

Veery (Catharus fuscescens)

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)

Wilson’s Warbler (Cardellina pusilla)

Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)

Baltimore Oriole Nest

Blue Jay

Brown Thrasher

Canada Goose

Eastern Kingbird


Northern Cardinal

Tree Swallow

Yellow-rumped Warbler


bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)


Fungi and Lichens

Black Knot (Apiosporina morbosa)

Black Knot

Insects and Arachnids

common green darner (Anax junius)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

painted lady (Vanessa cardui)

red admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

painted lady


American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

American red squirrel


One plant species with conservation status in Minnesota is found here:


Special concern

rattlesnake master (Eryngium yuccifolium var. yuccifolium)


Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Plant List



agrimony (Agrimonia sp.)

alsike clover (Trifolium hybridum)

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American black currant (Ribes americanum)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American highbush cranberry (Viburnum opulus var. americanum)

American plum (Prunus americana)

Bell’s honeysuckle (Lonicera × bella)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)

bigtooth aspen (Populus grandidentata)

black cherry (Prunus serotina var. serotina)

black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)

black walnut (Juglans nigra)

black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

blue spruce (Picea pungens)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis)

catnip (Nepeta cataria)

chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. virginiana)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

common blue violet (Viola sororia)

common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common duckweed (Lemna minor)

common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

common false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum racemosum var. racemosum)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca)

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

early meadow rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

greater duckweed (Spirodela polyrrhiza)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

hoary alyssum (Berteroa incana)

hybrid cattail (Typha × glauca)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

kidney-leaved buttercup (Ranunculus abortivus)

late goldenrod (Solidago altissima)

leafy spurge (Euphorbia virgata)

mophead hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla)

Morrow’s honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

moss phlox (Phlox subulata ssp. subulata)

narrow-leaved purple coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia)

northern blue flag (Iris versicolor)

northern catalpa (Catalpa speciosa)

northern hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

northern white cedar (Thuja occidentalis)

Ohio buckeye (Aesculus glabra var. glabra)

paradise apple (Malus pumila)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

prairie alumroot (Heuchera richardsonii)

prairie coreopsis (Coreopsis palmata)

prairie fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

prairie smoke (Geum triflorum var. triflorum)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

rattlesnake master (Eryngium yuccifolium var. yuccifolium)

red baneberry (Actaea rubra ssp. rubra)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

river birch (Betula nigra)

sandbar willow (Salix interior)

sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)

Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila)

sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

starry false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum stellatum)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

sugar maple (Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum)

switch grass (Panicum virgatum var. virgatum)

turion duckweed (Lemna turionifera)

velvet-leaf (Abutilon theophrasti)

Virginia stickseed (Hackelia virginiana)

Virginia waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum)

watermeal (Wolffia sp.)

weeping willow (Salix × sepulcralis)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

white oak (Quercus alba)

white spruce (Picea glauca)

wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

winter cress (Barbarea vulgaris)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

yellow avens (Geum aleppicum)


Abutilon theophrasti (velvet-leaf)

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Acer saccharinum (silver maple)

Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum (sugar maple)

Actaea rubra ssp. rubra (red baneberry)

Aesculus glabra var. glabra (Ohio buckeye)

Agrimonia sp. (agrimony)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)

Andropogon gerardii (big bluestem)

Anemone canadensis (Canada anemone)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-pulpit)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Barbarea vulgaris (winter cress)

Berteroa incana (hoary alyssum)

Betula nigra (river birch)

Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula (sideoats grama)

Catalpa speciosa (northern catalpa)

Celtis occidentalis (northern hackberry)

Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle)

Coreopsis palmata (prairie coreopsis)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Echinacea angustifolia (narrow-leaved purple coneflower)

Elymus canadensis (Canada wildrye)

Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)

Erigeron strigosus (prairie fleabane)

Eryngium yuccifolium var. yuccifolium (rattlesnake master)

Euphorbia virgata (leafy spurge)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Geum aleppicum (yellow avens)

Geum triflorum var. triflorum (prairie smoke)

Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy)

Hackelia virginiana (Virginia stickseed)

Heuchera richardsonii (prairie alumroot)

(Hydrangea macrophylla) (mophead hydrangea)

Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum (Virginia waterleaf)

Iris versicolor (northern blue flag)

Juglans nigra (black walnut)

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Lemna minor (common duckweed)

Lemna turionifera (turion duckweed)

Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca (common motherwort)

Lonicera × bella (Bell’s honeysuckle)

Lonicera morrowii (Morrow’s honeysuckle)

Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)

Maianthemum racemosum var. racemosum (common false Solomon’s seal)

Maianthemum stellatum (starry false Solomon’s seal)

Malus pumila (paradise apple)

Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)

Nepeta cataria (catnip)

Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)

Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)

Panicum virgatum var. virgatum (switch grass)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Phlox subulata ssp. subulata (moss phlox)

Picea glauca (white spruce)

Picea pungens (blue spruce)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Populus grandidentata (bigtooth aspen)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Prunus americana (American plum)

Prunus serotina var. serotina (black cherry)

Prunus virginiana var. virginiana (chokecherry)

Quercus alba (white oak)

Quercus ellipsoidalis (northern pin oak)

Ranunculus abortivus (kidney-leaved buttercup)

Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn)

Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)

Ribes americanum (American black currant)

Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)

Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima (black-eyed Susan)

Salix × sepulcralis (weeping willow)

Salix interior (sandbar willow)

Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa (red elderberry)

Solidago altissima (late goldenrod)

Solidago gigantea (giant goldenrod)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Spirodela polyrrhiza (greater duckweed)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dioicum (early meadow rue)

Thuja occidentalis (northern white cedar)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Trifolium hybridum (alsike clover)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Trifolium repens (white clover)

Typha × glauca (hybrid cattail)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Ulmus pumila (Siberian elm)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Viburnum opulus var. americanum (American highbush cranberry)

Viola sororia (common blue violet)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Wolffia sp. (watermeal)

alsike clover

American black currant

American plum

Bell’s honeysuckle

black-eyed susan

Canada anemone

Canada mayflower

common blue violet

common evening primrose

common milkweed

common mullein

ground ivy

leafy spurge

Morrow’s honeysuckle

moss phlox

northern catalpa

prairie fleabane (var. strigosus)

prairie smoke

red baneberry

red clover

red elderberry


Virginia waterleaf

wild bergamot

wild grape

yellow avens


painted turtle (Chrysemys picta)

western painted turtle




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