11th Crow Wing Phenology (Ice In & Ice Out)

February 19th, 2021

Here’s a long overdue update to our Ice-In/Ice-Out Data for 11th Crow Wing Lake since we started collecting official data.  We are still missing an ice in date for 2018, so please send to an admin via email if you have the information.

Average Ice In Date is December 1st.  Average Ice Out Date is April 20th.

Ice In



Ice Out

Local Lakes with Invasives

February 19th, 2021

Hubbard County has updated their mapping system of Invasives with new species (Feb2021).  Its now super easy to click on the various AIS types and see which lakes have confirmed cases.  If you are trailering into or from local area lakes (or if your guests are), this is an invaluable tool to see what you should be paying special attention to.

My only complaint is that Zebra Mussels, which are arguably the most destructive of all Mn AIS, are buried into the far right tab. Please pay special attention to that one.  Link to website is below:

Hubbard County Aquatic Invasive Species (arcgis.com)

AIS Map Zebra Mussel



Thank You!

January 20th, 2021

Many thanks to the active members of our Lake Association.  I received or was copied on 27 letters of support for a bridge crossing over 11th Crow Wing Lake.  Those were forwarded to Senator Utke and Representative Hertaus on the evening of January 20th.  That’s community based action at its best!!

One email was received from an owner who was not in favor of a bridge due to increased boat traffic.  I certainly respect that opinion.

Hope you can get out and do something fun amongst the colder weather while also keeping safe from Covid.  Hope to see many of you at the spring meeting in May (Zoom again)


Fall Meeting – Zoom Recording

January 10th, 2021

Hope everyone enjoyed the Holidays despite them being “different” this year.  Excluding October, it seems the weather we’re having so far has been close to ideal.  Snapped this pic walking out to the ice fishing house in front of our property.  Ice thickness is about 9 1/2″ on the northern shore of the East Basin.  Nothing real cold in the forecast so please be cautious out there.  Check out the ice safety page if you’re not experienced in ice travel and remember no ice is completely safe.


Below is the recording of the Zoom meeting that John Paasonen setup.  It worked for me if you click the link and then typed in the passcode (for some reason when I copied/pasted the pass code h.aXj9CK it didn’t work).  This way anyone interested in the Fall Meeting details can check it out.


Topic: 11th CW L.A. Fall Meeting
Date: Oct 31, 2020 09:45 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Share recording with viewers:

Passcode: h.aXj9CK


Fall Update

November 25th, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving folks.  Hope everyone is staying safe and doing well.  We had our Fall Lake Association Meeting in late October, Halloween to be exact.  Quick summary is the Mn Bonding Bill included additional funds for a bridge crossing between the two basins of 11th Crow Wing!  More news to come on that as plans are solidified, but excellent progress has been made.  So if you didn’t have a chance to attend the meeting, we will look into posting the Zoom recording link soon.

John Paasonen and I are updating the info for Ice In/Ice Out.  Through the various social media posts, I think we have filled in all of the gaps back to the currently posted 2017 info with the exception of 2018 Ice In date (send me an email with info if you have it).  Also we’re heading up to the cabin for Thanksgiving weekend, so I’ll know if its iced in now or not soon.  But if it already did, or if it Ice’s in after Thanksgiving weekend, I’d appreciate a quick email or post it on our L.A. Facebook page.   Thanks folks!

Also a reminder to check out the ice safety page for a refresher before you head out on the ice this winter.  Scott

Water Quality – Laboratory Results

June 1st, 2020

Ken Emmeck and Brad Thompson are our water quality volunteers.  A few times a year they grab samples and then take the time to promply run them over in a cooler to an area collection point.  It does require a certain amount of commitment, so thanks guys!

Below is a link to RMB Environmental Laboratories database, who processes and analyzes our samples.  If you follow the link below you will be directed to their data base page.  Select Hubbard County and Eleventh Crow Wing Lake to see the latest data and trending analysis.


Chlorophyll is improving with 80% confidence as is Secchi Disk with 90% confidence.  Total phosphorus is in a better than expected range when compared to similar area lakes.  So keep it up folks.  Limiting or being careful with fertilizers, maintaining and cleaning out septic systems on schedule, and keeping a buffer strip near the lakeshore are all things that we can do to help the water quality of our great gem of a lake.

At the spring meeting we also discussed the “restore the shore” program that Hubbard County COLA has.  If you do some homework and can plan on placing tree orders early, you can score quite a few small trees for a very nominal cost.  There usually is an order deadline and a pickup deadline.  See link below for more information.  These trees could be planted near the shore, or anywhere on your property for that matter.


New Fishing Regulation – 11th Crow Wing

May 14th, 2018

Please note that fishing regulations for northern pike have changed.  The entire north central corridor of lakes in Minnesota has new rules governing keeping northern pike.  See link below with excerpt from Mn DNR website:

“In the north-central zone, anglers will be able to keep 10 northern pike, but not more than two pike longer than 26 inches; and all from 22 to 26 inches must be released. Northern pike taken by spearing follow the same rules except one pike may be between 22 and 26 inches or two larger than 26 inches.”

The special regulation regarding Pike that has existed on 10th Crow Wing for many years continues and supersedes the new regulations above:  “Northern Pike: minimum size 40″, Possession limit one”.


Joining and Renewing 10th/11th Crow Wing Lakes Association

February 15th, 2017

Joining the 10th and 11th Crow Wing Lakes Association

Owners of property on either the 10th or 11th Crow Wing Lakes are encouraged to join the Lake Association.  Of course we welcome anyone who is interested in these two great lakes, owning lake property is not a requirement.   Download the Request for Membership and follow the instructions to join.

We look forward to meeting you!

Existing Members

Time to pay your dues? Download the Request for Membership and send them in.


Lake Association Opening

May 23rd, 2016

If interested, we have a volunteer opening on the Lake Association for Secretary.  The work is only at the two meetings per year (spring and fall), and then 0.5 – 1 hour to type up the minutes and send to President/VP.

Please contact Scott (contact info below) if you have a desire to volunteer for either of these openings.  Thanks!!


Boating Safety Flyer

May 4th, 2015

Kim updated the boating safety page.  Hoping this is super easy for you to print out and display somewhere convenient in your cabin (fridge, corkboard, etc).   A lot of good reminders, as well as some important phone numbers regarding boating safety.  Lets have fun and be safe out there!

Lake Association BoatSafteyFlyer