Winter Lake Access continues to be closed due to unsafe ice conditions.

Winter Lake Access – Remains closed due to unsafe ice conditions. Multiple cracks opened today making for unsafe ice conditions.
Winter Lake access information phone Number 218-442-6661
Call between 6:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. for the most recent update each day.
Sleeper and Day house reservations are unchanged. Questions regarding your reservation please contact Connie at 320-630-6734.

Our Ice Houses are on the Lake and we are fishing!!

Sleepers and Day houses on the ice and we have a start on fishing.
Our guys are venturing out checking ice and we will be updating with our results later tonight or tomorrow morning as what the status is on our Winter Lake Access.
An update will be on our Winter Lake Access Information Line 218-442-6661 – you are welcome to call this number from 6:30 a.m – 10:00 p.m.

Ice conditions 12/11/2019

Ice conditions remain unsafe for our winter lake access. Gaining some ice, however, conditions remain unsafe. We will keep you posted.

Winter Lake Access Information Number with the most recent update:
6:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Please 218-442-6661
the current message informs all that we remain CLOSED at this point in time.

Dale and Connie
Dale’s On Lake of the Woods

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Dale checking the ice and marking the unsafe areas.

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A lot of broken-up ice where she crashed together from the strong winds.

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Wind and a partial freeze do cause a mess!

Dale & Connie Checking ice Friday 11/29/19

Dale is always lead in checking ice conditions. This is not a job taken lightly. I never worry when checking ice with Dale. Enjoy this part of what we do very much. Especially now we have an enclosed cab on the Ranger, loving this job even more!!

last year’s stakes- just marking where we checked the ice as there is snow coming in the next few days.

Off we go chainsaw in hand! We walk and check. Following behind at a safe distance with the ranger.  Chain saw blade has a ruler marked so we know how many inches of ice we clear before we hit water, if we do hit water that is.

Stake in – moving on!

Yep, that’s a crack but all ok!

Piled up ice from the first freeze up, open water, wind, ice crashed together, heaved up!

Connie’s turn to check the thickness of the ice!

I love my job!!!! Thanks, Dale for teaching me so much!!