Committed to the Preservation of Big Sand Lake
Hubbard County, Park Rapids, MN
Big Sand Lake Association
committed to the preservation of Big Sand Lake
Big Sand Lake • Current News & Events
04/10/2015 - Sad News
We received the sad news that Rich Jacobsen passed away yesterday, April 9th, at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix. He had been looking forward to another summer at Big Sand and taking on duties as President-Elect of the Big Sand Lake Association. He will be missed.
03/14/2015 - Companeros Decides to Not Rebuild
Rick Kempnich, owner of Companeros and the Dorset House which were both destroyed in a fire last September, posted a letter on Facebook announcing the decision to not rebuild the restaurants. The property, names and business plan are up for sale. For more detailed information, click here for a copy of the letter.
02/16/2015 - DNR Update on Development of Public Landing
On behalf of the Big Sand Lake Association, Candy Malm, BSLA President, recently contacted Tony Walzer, Acquisition and Development Specialist, DNR Division of Parks and Trails, for an update on the status for development of the public landing. In Mr. Walzer’s response he stated that, "The project has been put on our development project priority list for future development. The next step is to submit a requisition for services for building disposal. Once this is done, the federal aid review can be conducted to obtain the necessary cultural and environmental clearances, …" In addition Mr. Walzer noted that, " Due to recent expenditures to acquire multiple parcels to consolidate a larger site for a future water access facility elsewhere in Becker County, the Bemidji Area Parks and Trails office does not anticipate any further water access development after this summer/fall until 2017." Click here for a complete copy of Mr. Walzer's response.
Become a Friend of Big Sand
Whether you are a frequent “in-person” visitor to Big Sand or one who only enjoys visiting Big Sand via the webcam, we encourage you to become a “Friend of Big Sand”. This membership category is available to non-residents of Big Sand. The annual dues of $20 will support the activities of the Big Sand Lake Association to preserve, protect and enhance the lake we all love. Click on the "Membership" tab in the left hand column for a convenient on-line, credit card payment process. The option to download and mail in payment is also available.
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