Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

               
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Area and County

Hennepin County

 

 

 


Size

2,577 acres

 
 
Maps

Summer  

Winter  

Singletrack (Mountain Bike)  

 
Parking

N45 4.378, W93 44.894

 
Hiking Trails

Unpaved hiking: 3.8 mi.
Unpaved hiking/mountain bike: 3.7 mi.
Unpaved hiking/horse: 10.3 mi.
Paved hiking/bike/dog: 8.1 mi.

 
Hunting

No hunting


Ecological Classification

Province

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

Ecological Classification

Section

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

Subsection(s)

Big Woods

Land Type Association(s)

Maple Plain Moraine

 
Native Plant Communities1

Sedge Meadow

Southern Mesic Maple-Basswood Forest


Ownership

 
Links

Three Rivers Park District


Comments

Trail Maps
The unpaved hiking trails are well groomed, but they are not well marked. Printed maps are not available at the park, and there are few trailside maps. Visitors planning a hike are advised to visit the park’s Web page (link above) where they can print a trail map to bring along. Hikers in winter may want to bring both the summer and winter maps.


Visits

8/6/2009

  3/21/2015

 

 

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  Lake Rebecca Fall Hike
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Published on Oct 10, 2014

This video is about Lake Rebecca Park in Minnesota. Fall hike before sunset in October, 2014.

 
     
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Published on Sep 16, 2012

A preview of the trail at Lake Rebecca Park Reserve. Not a huge trail but fun for a short ride.

 
     
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running some threshold intervals on the trails of Lake Rebecca Park Reserve.

 
     
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Lake Rebecca Park Reserve hosts a beautiful nature-inspired big woods-themed playground. Kids will be able to climb through the big Log Crawl Tunnel and zip down the log-themed slide, while an eagle watches overhead. A kiddie Cabin will invite visitors inside to explore and find animal friends. This playground is truly a space where kids' imaginations will soar!

 
     

 

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Amphibians

American toad (Anaxyrus americanus)

American toad

Birds

One bird species with conservation status in Minnesota has been seen here:

 

Special concern

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

 
 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

American Tree Sparrow (Spizelloides arborea)

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)

Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)

Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

American Goldfinch

Black-capped Chickadee

Canada Goose

Double-crested Cormorant

Northern Cardinal

White-breasted Nuthatch

Wild Turkey

 


Fungi and Lichens

Artist’s Conk (Ganoderma applanatum)

Black Knot (Apiosporina morbosa)

False Turkey Tail (Stereum ostrea)

Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor)

Artist’s Conk


Insects and Arachnids

bald-faced hornet (Dolichovespula maculata)

dog day cicada (Neotibicen canicularis)

eastern daddy-long-legs (Phalangium opilio)

eastern pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)

Halloween pennant (Celithemis eponina)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

Virginia ctenucha (Ctenucha virginica)

widow skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)

eastern pondhawk

widow skimmer

 


Mammals

American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus)

eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)

eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus)

red fox (Vulpes vulpes)

thirteen-lined ground squirrel (Ictidomys tridecemlineatus)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

American red squirrel

eastern cottontail

 


Plants

One plant species with conservation status in Minnesotais found here:

 

Endangered

butternut (Juglans cinerea)

 
 

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

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Sedge Meadow WMn82b

Southern Mesic Maple-Basswood Forest MHs39

 
 

 

alfalfa (Medicago sativa ssp. sativa)

Allegheny blackberry (Rubus allegheniensis)

alsike clover (Trifolium hybridum)

American cow parsnip (Heracleum sphondylium ssp. montanum)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American germander (Teucrium canadense)

American highbush cranberry (Viburnum opulus var. americanum)

American plum (Prunus americana)

American red raspberry (Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus)

American stickseed (Hackelia deflexa var. americana)

American white waterlily (Nymphaea odorata ssp. tuberosa)

bigseed pepperweed (Lepidium densiflorum var. macrocarpum)

bird’s-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus var. corniculatus)

bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis)

black cherry (Prunus serotina var. serotina)

black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa)

black maple (Acer saccharum ssp. nigrum)

black medick (Medicago lupulina)

black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

blue vervain (Verbena hastata)

bouncing bet (Saponaria officinalis)

boxelder (Acer negundo)

bristly greenbrier (Smilax tamnoides)

broad-leaved arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia)

broad-leaved cattail (Typha latifolia)

bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

butternut (Juglans cinerea)

Canada moonseed (Menispermum canadense)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis)

Canadian black snakeroot (Sanicula canadensis var. canadensis)

Canadian horseweed (Conyza canadensis)

candle anemone (Anemone cylindrica)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

common boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

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

common motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca)

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

common plantain (Plantago major)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

crown vetch (Securigera varia)

cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

early meadow rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

eastern prickly gooseberry (Ribes cynosbati)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

eastern white pine (Pinus strobus)

false sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides var. occidentalis)

field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)

field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

field pennycress (Thlaspi arvense)

fringed loosestrife (Lysimachia ciliata)

garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida var. trifida)

giant sunflower (Helianthus giganteus)

gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa)

gray-headed coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

heal-all (Prunella vulgaris)

hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium)

hemlock water-parsnip (Sium suave)

hoary alyssum (Berteroa incana)

Illinois tick-trefoil (Desmodium illinoense)

Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

northern hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

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

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

northern prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)

northern white cedar (Thuja occidentalis)

oval-leaf milkweed (Asclepias ovalifolia)

paleleaf woodland sunflower (Helianthus strumosus)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

pointed-leaved tick-trefoil (Desmodium glutinosum)

prairie fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

prairie ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata ssp. fasciculata)

purple-stem angelica (Angelica atropurpurea)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

red baneberry (Actaea rubra ssp. rubra)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

red pine (Pinus resinosa)

reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

silky dogwood (Cornus amomum ssp. obliqua)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

slippery elm (Ulmus rubra)

smooth rose (Rosa blanda var. blanda)

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

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

spotted Joe Pye weed (Eutrochium maculatum)

spotted touch-me-not (Impatiens capensis)

spreading dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium)

staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

sugar maple (Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum)

swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata)

tall bellflower (Campanulastrum americanum)

tall thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana)

Tartarian honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)

timothy (Phleum pratense)

velvet-leaf (Abutilon theophrasti)

virgin’s bower (Clematis virginiana)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

wheat (Triticum aestivum)

white avens (Geum canadense)

white baneberry (Actaea pachypoda)

white campion (Silene latifolia ssp. alba)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

white snakeroot (Ageratina altissima var. altissima)

white spruce (Picea glauca)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

whorled milkweed (Asclepias verticillata)

wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

wild cucumber (Echinocystis lobata)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wild mint (Mentha arvensis)

wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)

winter cress (Barbarea vulgaris)

wolfberry (Symphoricarpos occidentalis)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

yellow sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis)

yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

 

Abutilon theophrasti (velvet-leaf)

Acer negundo (boxelder)

Acer saccharinum (silver maple)

Acer saccharum ssp. nigrum (black maple)

Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum (sugar maple)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Actaea pachypoda (white baneberry)

Actaea rubra ssp. rubra (red baneberry)

Ageratina altissima var. altissima (white snakeroot)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Ambrosia trifida var. trifida (giant ragweed)

Anemone cylindrica (candle anemone)

Anemone virginiana (tall thimbleweed)

Angelica atropurpurea (purple-stem angelica)

Apocynum androsaemifolium (spreading dogbane)

Aralia nudicaulis (wild sarsaparilla)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-pulpit)

Aronia melanocarpa (black chokeberry)

Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata (swamp milkweed)

Asclepias ovalifolia (oval-leaf milkweed)

Asclepias verticillata (whorled milkweed)

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

Barbarea vulgaris (winter cress)

Berteroa incana (hoary alyssum)

Calystegia sepium (hedge bindweed)

Campanulastrum americanum (tall bellflower)

Carya cordiformis (bitternut hickory)

Celtis occidentalis (northern hackberry)

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle)

Clematis virginiana (virgin’s bower)

Convolvulus arvensis (field bindweed)

Conyza canadensis (Canadian horseweed)

Cornus amomum ssp. obliqua (silky dogwood)

Cornus racemosa (gray dogwood)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Desmodium glutinosum (pointed-leaved tick-trefoil)

Desmodium illinoense (Illinois tick-trefoil)

Echinocystis lobata (wild cucumber)

Elymus canadensis (Canada wildrye)

Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)

Erigeron strigosus (prairie fleabane)

Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum (common boneset)

Eutrochium maculatum (spotted Joe Pye weed)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Geum canadense (white avens)

Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy)

Hackelia deflexa var. americana (American stickseed)

Helianthus giganteus (giant sunflower)

Helianthus strumosus (paleleaf woodland sunflower)

Heliopsis helianthoides var. occidentalis (false sunflower)

Heracleum sphondylium ssp. montanum (American cow parsnip)

Impatiens capensis (spotted touch-me-not)

Juglans cinerea (butternut)

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca (common motherwort)

Lepidium densiflorum var. macrocarpum (bigseed pepperweed)

Lonicera tatarica (Tartarian honeysuckle)

Lotus corniculatus var. corniculatus (bird’s-foot trefoil)

Lysimachia ciliata (fringed loosestrife)

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

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Medicago sativa ssp. sativa (alfalfa)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Melilotus officinalis (yellow sweet clover)

Menispermum canadense (Canada moonseed)

Mentha arvensis (wild mint)

Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)

Nymphaea odorata ssp. tuberosa (American white waterlily)

Oxalis stricta (yellow wood sorrel)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass)

Phleum pratense (timothy)

Picea glauca (white spruce)

Pinus resinosa (red pine)

Pinus strobus (eastern white pine)

Plantago major (common plantain)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

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

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Prunella vulgaris (heal-all)

Prunus americana (American plum)

Prunus serotina var. serotina (black cherry)

Quercus ellipsoidalis (northern pin oak)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Ratibida pinnata (gray-headed coneflower)

Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)

Rhus typhina (staghorn sumac)

Ribes cynosbati (eastern prickly gooseberry)

Rosa blanda var. blanda (smooth rose)

Rubus allegheniensis (Allegheny blackberry)

Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus (American red raspberry)

Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima (black-eyed Susan)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Sagittaria latifolia (broad-leaved arrowhead)

Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot)

Sanicula canadensis var. canadensis (Canadian black snakeroot)

Saponaria officinalis (bouncing bet)

Securigera varia (crown vetch)

Silene latifolia ssp. alba (white campion)

Silphium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum (cup plant)

Sium suave (hemlock water-parsnip)

Smilax tamnoides (bristly greenbrier)

Solidago gigantea (giant goldenrod)

Symphoricarpos occidentalis (wolfberry)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Teucrium canadense (American germander)

Thalictrum dioicum (early meadow rue)

Thlaspi arvense (field pennycress)

Thuja occidentalis (northern white cedar)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Trifolium hybridum (alsike clover)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Trifolium repens (white clover)

Triticum aestivum (wheat)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Typha latifolia (broad-leaved cattail)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Ulmus rubra (slippery elm)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Verbena hastata (blue vervain)

Vernonia fasciculata ssp. fasciculata (prairie ironweed)

Viburnum lentago (nannyberry)

Viburnum opulus var. americanum (American highbush cranberry)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Zanthoxylum americanum (northern prickly ash)

alsike clover

American highbush cranberry

American plum

American white waterlily (ssp. tuberosa)

black cherry

black-eyed susan

broad-leaved arrowhead

bur oak

common boneset

common dandelion

common false Solomon’s seal

common mullein

common yarrow

cup plant

field bindweed

fringed loosestrife

garlic mustard

gray-headed coneflower

northern pin oak

paleleaf woodland sunflower

prairie ironweed

red baneberry

smooth sumac

spotted Joe Pye weed

spotted touch-me-not

swamp milkweed

virgin’s bower

white baneberry

whorled milkweed

wild cucumber

wild mint

yellow wood sorrel


Reptiles

common garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

common garter snake


 

 

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