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Local getaway: Carver Lake Beach

Volleyball, both on the sand and in the water, was a popular activity June 27 at Carver Lake Beach. Staff photo by Amber Kispert-Smith.1 / 10
Volleyball, both on the sand and in the water, was a popular activity June 27 at Carver Lake Beach. Staff photo by Amber Kispert-Smith.2 / 10
Playing in the sand was a perfect afternoon activity for children enjoying Carver Lake Beach on June 27. Staff photo by Amber Kispert-Smith.3 / 10
Playing in the sand was a perfect afternoon activity for children enjoying Carver Lake Beach on June 27. Staff photo by Amber Kispert-Smith.4 / 10
Playing in the sand was a perfect afternoon activity for children enjoying Carver Lake Beach on June 27. Staff photo by Amber Kispert-Smith.5 / 10
With temperatures in the high 80s and hardly a cloud in the sky, June 27 proved to be a good day to get a tan. Staff photo by Amber Kispert-Smith.6 / 10
With temperatures in the high 80s and hardly a cloud in the sky, June 27 proved to be a good day to get a tan. Staff photo by Amber Kispert-Smith.7 / 10
The waters of Carver Lake provided a soothing alternative last week as temperatures and dew points climbed. Staff photo by Amber Kispert-Smith.8 / 10
Many beachgoers took to the water to cool off on June 27 at Carver Lake Beach. Staff photo by Amber Kispert-Smith.9 / 10
Many beachgoers took to the water to cool off on June 27 at Carver Lake Beach. Staff photo by Amber Kispert-Smith.10 / 10

Woodbury saw temperatures in the high 80s for most of last week, and for many the weather called for one thing - the beach.

Residents came out in droves to Carver Lake Beach where beachgoers could be found enjoying everything from swimming, volleyball, playing in the sand, picnics and generally just having fun in the sun.

Carver Lake Beach is located in Carver Lake Park at 3175 Century Avenue South. The 150-acre natural resource-based park includes woods, steep lakeshore bluffs and a 40-acre deep lake.

Woodbury residents can access the park by taking Courtly Road west as it curls toward 494, turning into Century Avenue. Signs for the park can be found near the underpass.

The beach is open for swimming from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Beach rules include:

- Children age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult

- No glass containers

- No smoking

- No pets

Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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