Improve Gleason Lake

All donations go directly to improve and preserve the lake and its watershed.

Items of Note:

  • Be advised of Open Water due to the activation of the aeration system which was turned on January 4, 2023. This system runs until ice is out in order to provide oxygen keeping our lakes fish alive.
  • Watch for announcement and email invite for our Virtual Spring Meeting which will be held in February. Weed treatment guidelines will be given at that time along with other lake maintenance information.
  • Weed spraying forms will be due to Midwest Aqua Care by end of February. More information on weed spraying can be found on Lake Health & Permits Page. 2023 updates will be added soon.
  • If you are Gleason Lake resident and need to get your boat on the lake, please visit the Boaters page and fill out the Launch Usage Form at the bottom of the page. *At this time we do not have ramp access.
  • Did you know you can adopt a drain?  Join the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District efforts to adopt a drain in your neighborhood to help keep the watershed clean.  It’s easy, sign up at the following link, confirm your address and drain to adopt, and then enter how much debris you remove.  Then tell your friends.  People all over the Twin Cities can be part of this effort.


To improve and preserve the beauty and quality of Gleason Lake and its watershed for the present and future.

To promote education in best management practices.

To work with other organizations and governmental agencies with similar objectives.

About Gleason Lake:

  • Gleason Lake borders Minnetonka, Plymouth, and Wayzata, Minnesota.
  • 3.89 miles of lakeshore
  • 160 acres of water area plus adjacent 14 acre wetland
  • Maximum depth of 16 feet; Average depth 5-10 feet
  • Volume: 400 million gallons
  • Gleason Lake Watershed: 3,900 acres, located primarily (95%) in Plymouth, with portions in Minnetonka and Wayzata. Involves an estimated 3,000 homes.
  • Gleason Lake is part of the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District. The health of Gleason Lake affects Lake Minnetonka (Wayzata Bay), Minnehaha Creek and the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico.