Spring Lake Association Meeting – Saturday May 25th at ARCC

May 17th, 2024

Lets plan on meeting on Saturday May 25th at the Akeley Regional Community Center (meeting room entrance is in the back near gym entrance).  Meeting will run from 10 am to Noon, and we fully plan on being on time so you can get back to holiday weekend activities.  Agenda is as follows.  Hope to see old friends and neighbors, as well as some new faces.  We really welcome you all to join us!

2024 Agenda

2023 Fall Meeting Recording

October 31st, 2023

Our fall 2023 meeting is in the books. We met primarily over Zoom on Sat Oct 28th for a little less than 90 minutes, though two of my neighbors joined me at our lake home (thanks for the bars, they were delicious!).

Primary discussion was about changes in local AIS, notably how Starry Stonewort was found this summer in one of the lakes in SW Hubbard County.  We went through the AIS response that their lake association, the DNR, and some private treatment companies enacted once detected.  Their overall response was fairly fast and can help serve as a blueprint if we ever have a similar finding in our lakes (hope we will not!).  We also discussed some local road development proposals.  And spent some time talking about the outlet of 11th Crow Wing (that feeds 10th) being plugged up with branches, sticks, and leaves.  Later that afternoon, this was cleared and quite a bit more water started flowing downstream to 10th.  And we talked about a few of our normal topics as well.

John Paasonen took a Zoom recording of the meeting and sent me the link (THANKS John!).  We started the meeting with introductions at the 11 minute mark.  And were done with introductions at the 14 minute mark.   If you click the link below, you will then just have to enter the following password, 9j$GAZi%


Ice In/Out Update – May 2023

December 19th, 2022

The official “Ice Out” date for 11th CW was May 3rd.  Graphs have been updated and can be found here: Ice Out and Ice In.  Average Ice Out moved back a day to April 21st due to late spring arrival for the second year in a row.  Because our 2022 Ice in was so close to our historical average of December 2nd, there has been no change.

If anyone lives on 10th CW, and is present in late Nov/early Dec, as well as April/May, we’d love to get ice reports there to track as well.  Just let Scott know via email.  Also putting out a plug if anyone has older historical data for 11th CW, we’d add that in also.

Culvert Info

January 12th, 2022

This long journey has come to a close in the fall of 2021.  Many, many people put in a lot of effort to make sure this project was a success for the lake owners and local Akeley community members.  The lake crossing of course serves as a vital Highway link.  It also provides lake crossing for hikers, bikers, and ATV riders.  State of MN kicked in all of the funds for this, with MnDOT engineers providing design and coordinating all of the construction.  Landwehr Construction completed the actual work.   Thank you all so much!

Some details of the new concrete box culvert…Inside dimensions are 14′ wide by 14′ tall.  Soon after construction concluded we had a measurement of 8′ of air gap and 6′ from waterline to the bottom of the culvert (as we know the water level is always fluctuating some).  It was designed with a 7’6″ air gap in mind.  Some settling may occur, but a min 4′ of aggregate bedding was specified.

For the sake of posterity, check out the Page link to the right for history, communications, slides, files, pics, etc.   The links below will take you to pictures of the finished culvert as well as the construction phase.

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



Water Quality – Laboratory Results

June 1st, 2020

Ken Emmeck is our water quality volunteer.  A few times a year he grabs samples and then takes the time to promptly run them over in a cooler to an area collection point.  It does require a certain amount of commitment, so thanks!

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.


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.


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

10th and 11th Crow Wing Lakes Association – Main

May 24th, 2013

Hello and welcome to 10th & 11th Crow Wing Lakes Association website!   We are neighbors helping neighbors for the greater good of the lakes.  

We invite you, both local citizens and visiting guests, to utilize this website as a resource for enjoying our two northern Minnesota lakes in Hubbard County and assisting us in being good stewards of our beautiful spring-fed natural resource.  To join our association – yes, anyone who cares about the lakes can join!   Click here for LA application (for new members, as well as to renew for current members).  Our association meets just twice a year, spring and fall, so keeping informed and active is easy and efficient. 

Otherwise, feel free to contact the committee leaders of each of the projects below to offer your assistance or comments — we are a 100% non-profit, volunteer organization, and could always use assistance (time, money, energy).   Thank you for considering helping us take care of the lakes for everyone to enjoy, for generations to come!

A Lakes Management Plan was completed in April 2011 (link to .pdf file here:Lake Assoc-11th CW Lake PLAN final .  This plan mentions a brief history of our Lakes Association (started in 2001), a bit of historical facts on lakes themselves, water clarity testing (11th averages 14′ clarity), in-depth DNR fisheries plan for both lakes, DNR aquatic vegetation map for 11th, goals for the association, and an outline of Plans of Action for several particular ongoing projects:

1)  Curly Leaf Pondweed Control (Aquatic Invasive Species)

2)  AIS Prevention in our Lakes – Education and Inspection

3)  Highway 64 Issues

  • culvert replacement to larger more navigable version
  • ATV trail safety and erosion concern

4)  Loon Nests

There is some other information posted in the Akeley community website, see link below.  We are also on Facebook, so check out that link as well.  And finally there is a link to Hubbard county COLA.










Current Officers of Lake Association

November 24th, 2012

Scott Solberg
President, 10th & 11th Crow Wing Lakes Association, Website

(612) 819-3556

(Click here for Scott’s Email)


Vice President (Open; Please contact Scott if interested!!)


Lisa Hanson
(218) 652-3768
(Click here for Lisa’s Email)


Vicky Preimesberger


(Click here for Vicky’s Email)