Monday is just around the corner ~ We will be Open!!~

Monday is just around the corner

~ We will be Open!!~

We have all the “beefing up” done on the berm that is surrounding our Resort on the West, North, and East sides closest to the lakeshore.

We had a great surprise Thursday afternoon.  Willard and Earl from Ada, MN drove to our Resort with suitcases in the car and said “We are here to help for a day or two”! Willard and Earl and their good friends come to ice fish with us pretty much every week all winter long.  We have become so blessed by these great Ada, MN guys!!  So Earl and Willard put on their gloves and went to work with Dale working with dirt-moving, rock placement, tree cutting, and brush clearing for the remainder of Thursday and Friday.  We worked together, had meals together, and had some great visiting!  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, God’s blessings to you Earl and Willard!!!!

We have moved our sunset view Beach Bar as close to the lakeshore as we can. We have a fire ring next to the Beach bar so we can enjoy a campfire as we did last year.   The beach bar is nice and close to the berm and the view makes such a beautiful picture you do not even notice the berm at all.  We do feel that we can safely resume camping in our Lakeshore campground.  We do have 7 campsites that remain underwater and we anticipate we will not be able to use these campsites this summer.  We have our campsites: Tent, Standard, and Superior – Come camp with us!!!

Our swimming area is on the East end of our shoreline.  A little bit of a hike from the campground (approximately 600 -700 feet) none the less access to the lake for a nice swim!  We have our lily pads lakeshore along with our campground bean bag and lawn dice games.  Dale and I will be cleaning up the beach area the entire 600-700 feet to be a very enjoyable beach area for our guests.  This is also the beach area where we have the 2 Pergolas.  They are close to the swimming area and have just a lovely view of the lake.  Don’t forget the vintage pedal bikes we now have available for those that wish to go for a bike ride.

With all the not-so-fun situations we have a good side – On the West side of the berm, we built for the protection of the high water we now have a great start on our walking trail that eventually will be the entire perimeter of our resort property.  This is a dream of mine, to say the least.

No, it is not the same when we have the berm for protection until this water level recedes and unfortunately today we still stand at 1063.3 feet.  We are doing our best and will take good care of you.


Here is the report from the Lake of the Woods Control Board that comes to us regularly each week:

2022.07.08 Level Forecast

The current level of Lake of the Woods is 324.10 m (1063.3 ft), over 95th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level remained stable over the past week. The lake level is above the 2014 peak of 323.78 m (1062.29 ft) and is below the record peak since regulation began of 324.31 m (1064.0 ft), set in July of 1950. The dams in Kenora remain fully open and no additional actions can be taken to limit lake level rise.

Lake of the Woods level reached a peak within the last week and levels have remained stable since. Forecasts are indicating the possibility of higher than normal rainfall at the beginning of next week. This precipitation could see the lake level rise by up to 3 cm over the next week. If the precipitation is lower than expected, the lake may rise slightly, but then continue to decline up to 2 cm over the next week.

With these slight increases and decreases in lake level, the outflow from the lake will also slightly rise or fall. This will result in the level of the Winnipeg River between Kenora and Minaki to change by 1-2 cm (1/2 in to 1 in) over the next week, whether upward or downward depending on the rainfall. Higher level increases are possible in the event of larger local rainfall and inflows.

The current level of Lac Seul is 356.76 m (1170.5 ft), 85th percentile level for this time of year. The level of the main body of Lac Seul is expected to fall by 4-7 cm (1-3 in) over the next 7 days. Lac Seul authorized outflow is scheduled to reduce to 500 m³/s on Monday, July 11.

Lake of the Woods Control Board