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Thank You!

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Many thanks to the active members of our Lake Association.  I received or was copied on 25 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

Sunday, 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

Wednesday, 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

Monday, 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.–restore-your-shore.html

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”.

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)