Location: Polk County Roadside Park

Managed by: Polk County of Minnesota

Management Address

612 N Broadway
Crookston MN 56716

This fishing pier is located on the east edge of Maple Lake located south of Mentor, Mn and is multiuse including a fishing pier, picnicking, and cooking grills. The element highlighted here is its accessible fishing pier where people can fish for sunfish, northern pike and walleye.


This pier is a floating wooden structure that can support many anglers at one time. The common species include sunfish, bullheads, walleye, northern pike and some rough fish. The area used for parking has a gravel base but is firm and stable and constructed in such a way that it would take a great deal of precipitation to make it unmanageable for people using wheeled mobility devises. There is no designated accessible parking areas the area looks like it is a free for all when coming in to park so users are cautioned to park in such a manner so that they do no get blocked in. The site has other amenities available but most are not accessible. These include a cooking grill mounted on a post as well as picnic area with rain protection that is set on concrete that has no ramp up the four inch rise to the slab surface. The parking area is located very close to the fishing pier. The pier has a self adjusting transition plate that compensates for changes in lake height. Various methods of fishing are used dependent on species, with the most common being hook and bobber. It is suggested that anglers bring chairs with them because the pier has no seating available.

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This site is located south of Mentor, MN on Cnty Hwy 10 2.2 miles. Traveling south from Mentor visitors will come to a 90 degree left turn (east) which leads to Sandy Beach Rd .2 miles with a sign designating Polk County Roadside Park. Once turning right (south) into the park area follow the road to the lake where it will turn right (west) following the shoreline to the fishing pier and main park area.


This park has an accessible porta-potty but it is in rough shape. The closest town is Mentor which has a grocer, gas, bait, tackle, etc. Though the park has other features that is usable for people that do not use mobility devises the primary usable feature for people that use wheelchairs is the fishing pier.


The closest towns with motels include Crookston, Red Lake Falls, Fertile, and Fosston with a Bed and Breakfast (Inn at Maple Crossing)located on Maple Lake.