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Bush Lake
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Location of Bush Lake in Minnesota
Location of Bush Lake in Minnesota
Bush Lake
Location in Minnesota
Location Bloomington, Minnesota, U.S.
Coordinates 44°50′13″N 93°22′56″W / 44.83694°N 93.38222°W / 44.83694; -93.38222
Basin countries United States
Surface area 172.2 acres (69.7 ha)
Max. depth 28.0 ft (8.5 m)
Settlements Bloomington, Minnesota

Bush Lake is located in the southwest corner of the Minneapolis suburb of Bloomington, Minnesota, near its border with Eden Prairie in Hennepin County. It has an area of 172.2 acres (69.7 ha) and a maximum depth of 28.0 feet (8.5 m). The lake contains many fish, but primarily Bluegill, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Yellow Bullhead, Yellow Perch.

Bush Lake is near Hyland Lake Park Reserve.


When European settlement of the area began in the mid-19th century, the contemporary Bush Lake water body was a bay in Andersons Lake, now an interconnected series of lakes (each of which are also former bays) called the Anderson Lakes. By as early as 1890, there existed a distinct water body referred to as Bush Lake.

Andersons Lake, Hennepin County, Minnesota (1860)
The contemporary Bush Lake as a bay on Andersons Lake (now the Anderson Lakes chain) in 1860.
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