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SUP on Carnelian Lake, Stillwater MN

Carnelian, 464 Acres, 66' Max Depth, 16' Clarity

The paddlers:

The facts:

464 Acres, Maximum Depth 66’, Water Clarity ~16 ft.

Getting in the water: 

We launched from the public boat access on the south west side of the lake. It was pretty clearly marked and easy to find. Parking was limited and since it was memorial day, extra crowded. I found a spot on the main road about 4 blocks away.

On the water:

Paddle North on Carnelian

The paddle was very smooth, but being memorial day, there was a lot of motors on the lake that created some choppy waves. We started out having the wind at our backs and set a solid initial pace. We made it to the North eastern bay, a nice little peaceful part of the lake, so we stopped and soaked up the sun a bit:

Paddle North on Carnelian

Paddle North on Carnelian

The paddle back to the shore was much more difficult facing the wind, but we made it. Overall, we spent about 2 hours total on the water. Roger wanted to keep paddling.

Roger on Carnelian

Stand with us:

At Paddle North, we offer free demos of our boards -- on any lake in the Twin Cities! If you want to try out a paddle board on Big Carnelian Lake, or a lake near you, give me a call 612-978-5992 or email at



Sarah Fearing

My boyfriend and I would love to demo your boards. We are very interested in getting out this week so we can see how much we enjoy paddle boarding before purchasing boards.

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