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2018 Fall Lake Association Meeting – MOVED to Fri Sept 28th, 3-5 pm

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Sorry to do this at such a late date, but we will have to move the fall meeting that was scheduled for Friday Sept 21st to the following Friday.  Our MnDOT project manager has a conflict at our previously scheduled time, but is available to meet with us the following Friday, Sept 28th between 3 and 4pm.  I really think we want to talk with them in person, so I am asking you to please consider coming to the meeting on the 28th.

We will meet on the 28th at the Akeley Regional Community Center where we normally have Spring meetings (a couple of blocks behind Zappys in old Akeley school building).  Meeting will go from 3 til maybe 5 pm.  I will update the website as well, but I do hope that this late move won’t leave folks waiting around the building on the 21st.  If you know someone who was planning on attending, please confirm with them the move to the 28th.

A tad disappointing from my end is that the current plans still include the initially proposed 12×12 concrete box culvert (inside dimensions).  I will be asking if they generated contrasting quotes for our counter proposed 13 x 13′ culvert. Another discussion topic is that it appears the current culvert needs dredging.  My prop was skipping bottom on the west side as I motored through this past weekend.

Agenda to follow later this week.  Hope to see you there!

New Fishing Regulation – 11th Crow Wing

Monday, 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”.

May 12th, Spring Lake Association Meeting – THANK YOU

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Thank you to all who attended our Spring Lake Association meeting on May 12th.  We had good attendance from members.  Also we have some newer members for which we are very appreciative.  Good discussions on CLP, Water Craft Inspections, and Culvert replacement.  We will continue to work with the DNR on CLP.  The lake association voted to approve funding of 2018 boat launch inspections at both 10th and 11th Crow Wing boat launches (and to support a 2019 program that is actually setup in January).  The inspector was present at the 11th CW launch during the weekend of fishing opener.

We also had a good and honest discussion about the culvert separating the two basins of 11th CW.  MnDOT’s current proposal is a 12×12 concrete box culvert.  A slightly larger culvert would likely better suit our needs, so we will continue discussions with them.  Although there was some support for a bridge at the meeting, there does not appear to be a group that would be willing to galvanize and rally around raising additional funds.  This would be a large venture that would include scheduling meetings with Minnesota and County legislators and working with MnDOT to officially quote a bridge structure (Their off-the-cuff estimate is $2-3,000,000 vs. $1,100,000 for box culvert).  So unless such a local lake association group can come together, we will have not the organization required to pursue a bridge structure.  Funds and planning for the culvert replacement need to be complete in 2018.

IF YOU HAVE A STRONG DESIRE FOR A BRIDGE, timing is of the essence.  Please contact us, as the association can be in a supporting role but not necessarily a leading role.  To obtain passage for pontoon boats (and possibly wake board boats), a bridge would be necessary.  Additional right of way and extensive grade changes would need be needed for a bridge.

One final note, we agreed to meet again in the ARCC a little earlier in the fall this year.  We normally meet in October, but we are willing to try for a mid September meeting this year.  Thought being we might have better attendance from members who winterize earlier in the season.

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

Monday, December 12th, 2016

UPDATE: Official ice-out for 2018 was Thursday May 3rd.

Below is the tracked history of Ice In/Ice Out dates for 11th Crow Wing.  Note: we are still actively gathering data for this, so if you have kept a log of ice in/ice out dates, please send them to website admin email address.  We would like to add to this, as ice out data goes back to 2006 and ice in data goes back to 2010.

Average Ice Out from 2005 to 2017 is April 18th

Ice In Date Graph


IceOut Dates

Lake Association Opening

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Friday, 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 replaced with bridge
  • ATV trail safety and erosion concern
  • rumble strip noise and biking safety 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

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

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

(612) 819-3556
(Click here for Scott’s Email)


Kim Bowen,

Vice President

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


Secretary – Open (Contact any officer if you are interested)

Pictures of Our Lake

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011


Crisp Fall morning

November sunset, nearby lake


White water lilly

Sunrise over Misty Eastern Bay

Sunrise over Misty Eastern Bay


Hummingbird and Sparrow

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Full moon over point

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4th of July

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Kids loving the kayaks

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Sunset over West basin

Autumn Dusk
Nov Sunset on nearby lake

Nice Bluegill - Thanks Diane B.


Rainbow over Pixie Point resort

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Sunset in East Basin

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West basin

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Catching walleyes in West basin, 2013

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CPR'd bass from 10th CW, thanks Jake

Sail boat in West basin

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Barn in east basin

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Misty morning, east basin


9.5" bluegill from dock, CPR'd (released)

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Swans migrating through in Fall

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Eagle's perch, East basin


Pair of loon young-un's

Untitled unusual structures


Full moon over east basin


Rainbow Labor Day 2013


Summer Loon

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Fishing Pier

Crisp Fall morning

Crisp Fall morning

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Sunset over East basin

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Grey fall morning

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Misty morning

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West basin

Rainbow so close, you can almost touch it!

Rainbow so close, you can almost touch it!


Heat lightning over lake

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East basin

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Caught a dog

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Swim platform...check

Perfect fall day

Perfect fall day

We’d like to gather pictures from lake association members, family members, and friends of 10th and 11th Crow Wing Lakes.  Historical photos, pictures of nature, fishing pics (live fish photos preferred), showing off your cabin, water recreation activities, and fun memories are all encouraged.  If you have pictures you would like to share and see posted, please email to them to Website admin email address below.  We will try to update as we move along.

Click here for website admin email to send pictures