Forest Lake is a city located in Washington County, Minnesota, United States of America. Forest Lake currently has a population of 18.375 people and an area of exactly 36 square miles. The Forest Lake Township was first established on March 11, 1874, in the same year that a school was built here. Forest Lake City was incorporated on July 11, 1893 and back then it only had 175 residents. Notable people who were born in Forest Lake or lived here include governor of Minnesota - William Rush Merriam, Patrick J. Towle, a business man from the early 20th century, actor Jim Lichtscheidl, actor Christopher Sieber and world champion at pro wrestling Nora "Molly Holly" Greenwald.
Top Attractions within Forest Lake
Minnesota's Biggest Black Ash Tree can be admired in Forest Lake. The tree is located near Sunrise Creek and stand some impressive 65 feet with a 47 foot crown spread. The tree received this title in 1998.
Carlos Avery Wildlife Management Area has an area of 23.000 acres and is a non governmental organization involved in saving the wildlife of the area and finding solutions for a better management of the endangered species of Forest Lake.
St. Croix Forge is a world renowned horseshoe manufacturer and the leader of this domain in the United States of America. In Forest Lake you can visit the headquarter of this company.
Running Aces Harness Park is a harness horse racing track located just outside Forest Lake. The park began functioning in April 2008 and since then, thousands of visitors hit the races each year between the beginning of June and the end of August.
Lamprey Pass Wildlife Management Area is near Forest Lake and is the oldest Native American settlement in Minnesota with relics dating from more than 2000 years ago. In this place, Hopewell culture items were found.
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