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WBLCD: Preserving White Bear Lake for future generations

Newly revised invasive species information available:  updates about yellow iris and non-native phragmites.

Community and nature unite at White Bear Lake!

The lake has long been a treasured natural resource that brings people together to enjoy its beauty and outdoor opportunities. It provides an amazing setting during each of Minnesota’s gorgeous seasons to relax and rejuvenate along the waterfront, get active in the water, and enjoy the splendor and outdoor activities on the winter’s ice. It’s no wonder that we appreciate the lake as our home or destination and strive to protect and preserve it!

The White Bear Lake Conservation District (WBLCD) was formed by the State of Minnesota in 1971 for the purpose of taking care of the body of water known as White Bear Lake for all to enjoy. The Act granted the WBLCD extensive powers, which it exercises sparingly, as it collaborates with other agencies that also make rules and regulations regarding the lake.

Such policies include Minnesota DNR rules, bordering municipalities’ shoreline ordinances and related rules, Rice Creek Watershed District’s rules that protect our watershed’s surface and ground waters, and occasionally, rules from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Until further notice, our office will be open on an appointment-only basis. To make an appointment to visit our office, please call 651-429-8520 to leave a voicemail, or email wblcd@msn.com. The quickest response is usually via email.

WBLCD Mission Statement: White Bear Lake is the focal point of our community. The lake is highly valued for its aesthetic, recreational, commercial, environmental, aquatic life, and fish and wildlife qualities. These qualities and values should be protected and preserved for present and future generations.

WSIA WakeResponsibly

Share the lake responsibly – the number of complaints about bad water sports behavior has been increasing.

Please follow these suggestions from the Water Sports Industry Association.


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The elevation of White Bear Lake has historically ranged from its low point of 918.8 mft (feet above mean sea level) in 2013 to its high point of 926.96 mft in 1906. The current lake level is updated online by the Minnesota DNR every four hours.  

See the current lake level here >>

DNR lake level analysis

Historic lake levels chart
can be found here >>

Meetings are held at 7pm in the WBL City Hall.
Jan 19, Feb 16, Mar 16, Apr 20, May 18, Jun 15, Jul 20, Aug 17, Sep 21, Oct 19, Nov 16.
Until further notice our office will continue to operate remotely. If you need to get something please send an email to wblcd@msn.com to set up an appointment.
+1 (651) 429-8520
WBLCD, 4701 Highway 61, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
WBLCD board meeting November 16 at 7pm at White Bear Lake City Chambers. LUC meeting 6pm prior to board meeting.
Check in often for noteworthy, lake-related news and environmental tips from our local sources: Pioneer Press, Star Tribune and White Bear Press.
Lake map with parks, roads types, commercial bay, boat landing, ramp and parking, peninsulars, bays and rock bar clearly marked.