Bde Maka Ska

The centrally-located Lake Bde Maka Ska is a local hotspot for its sandy shores, scenic walking and biking paths, and water sports.

In the summer, you can spend your time here exploring the expansive pathways on bike or foot before laying down a towel and cooling off. When it freezes over in the winter, Bde Maka Ska becomes a popular ice fishing attraction.

Get there with Nice Ride

To find the closest station to you, use the station map on our website and our app. Once you’ve found it, use your bike key or pre-purchased ride pass to begin. If you need to get a pass, use the Nice Ride app or the station kiosk and follow the instructions on the screen to complete your purchase.

Here are stations and hubs that are nearby Lake Bde Maka Ska:

  • Lake Calhoun Center Station

  • Dean Parkway & W Lake Street Hub

  • Dean Parkway & Midtown Greenway Hub

  • W Lake Street & S Thomas Ave Hub

  • Lake Street & Knox Ave S Station

  • E Calhoun Parkway & W Lake Street Hub

  • W 36th Street & W Calhoun Parkway Station

  • E Lake Calhoun Pkwy & the Mall Hub

  • S James & Lagoon Ave Hub

Check out the Nice Ride station map for additional locations and remember that the Single Ride and Day Pass are good for 30 minute rides at a time (one 30 minute ride, if you have a Single Ride pass; unlimited 30 minute rides in 24 hours for the Day Pass). Purchase a 30 Day Membership or annual membership to extend ride lengths to 60 minutes before accruing additional costs.

We recommend stopping by Lola on the Lake on your trip to Lake Bde Maka Ska.