Lake Rebecca Park

               
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Area and County

Dakota County

 

 

 


Size

130 acres (80 acres water)

 
 
Maps

 

 
Parking

N44 44.800, W92 51.660

 
Hiking Trails

The eastern Section of the Mississippi River Regional Trail begins in downtown Hastings and passes through the park.


Ecological Classification

Province

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

Ecological Classification

Section

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

Subsection(s)

St. Paul-Baldwin Plains

Land Type Association(s)

Pig’s Eye Alluvial Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1

Red Oak - Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest


Ownership

 
Links

Hastings Parks & Recreation


Comments

Lake Rebecca Park is a community park in the City of Hastings. It is part of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area corridor. The lake is stocked with channel catfish by the Minnesota DNR.

The area between the boat launch and Lock and Dam No. 2 was formerly a tank farm for Koch Industries, now Flint Hills Resources. The tanks were removed in the 1990’s. Koch Industries cleaned the site where the tanks had stood, restored native vegetation, and gifted the site to the City of Hastings as a Nature Preserve. Guided by National Park Service requirements, restoration of native vegetation continues. In 2005 tables in the picnic area at the north end of Lake Rebecca were removed and replaced by tall grasses and other native vegetation.


Visits

3/1/2003

3/22/2003

   

 

 

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Lake Rebecca

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Mississippi River

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Flint Hills Resources Riverfront Nature Preserve

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Lock and Dam No. 2

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  Hastings River Flats
Restoration Evaluation
 
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  REBECCA LAKE,HASTINGS MN. TIME LAPSE
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Birds

A resident Mallard population attracts a diverse assortment of migrating waterfowl to the small lake.

 
 

Black Scoter (Melanitta nigra)

Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser)

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)

Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis)

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator)

Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)

Canada Goose

Mallard


Plants

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas (Bell Museum of Natural History) Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Red Oak - Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest MHs38c


 

 

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