There are 15 lakes within the boarders of Prior Lake. The town’s namesake, Prior Lake, is by far the largest at over 1,340 acres and is ranked as one of Minnesota’s top recreational lakes. Residents and visitors alike enjoy countless water activities year-round. Summer, fall, winter, or spring you’ll find the lake busy with fisherman, swimmers, boaters, skiers, and people enjoying the gorgeous shoreline. Positioned between Savage and Shakopee, Prior Lake is located southwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Full of charm and excitement, Prior Lake is a great place to experience the feeling of a quiet and peaceful lifestyle while have the easy accessibility to the bustling Twin Cities area. Downtown Prior Lake offers quaint shops, restaurants, and local businesses – right in the heart of town. During the warm summer months, enjoy a famer’s market, where residents can frequent produce booths, food trucks, and live entertainment.