Those who have visited Beebe Lake Regional Park between Buffalo and St. Michael in recent days have noticed a pretty significant change. Last week, a project that the Wright County Parks & Recreation Department had been wanting to do for several years was completed – moving the fishing pier to a new location.
As one of Wright County’s most popular beach destinations, Beebe Lake has been popular among both swimmers and anglers, which, as crowds have grown, has created a problem – the beach and fishing pier were too close together. The action of the swimmers tended to make the fish move away and the safety of the swimmers was often compromised by those fishing throwing hooks and lines into the water.
The new location for the pier is now between the beach and the group camp. It can be accessed by following the trail behind the volleyball court. Parks & Rec hopes this new location will be a benefit both to those looking to catch fish and those looking to cool off on a hot summer day in the lake.