Big Sand Lake Association - Hubbard County, Park Rapids, MN - original logo design by Marcia Bergland

Big Sand Lake Association

committed to the preservation of Big Sand Lake

Big Sand Lake  •  Current News & Events

06/25/2018 - BSLA 30 Year Anniversary T-Shirt

In case you missed the Annual Big Sand Association meeting this weekend, we wanted to share the opportunity for you to order the 30th Anniversary T-shirt. Orders may be phoned or emailed to Unknown Legends Designs in Dorset. The shirts are available in adult or youth sizes. See photo of design and color choices. Contact: or 218-732-3314

06/25/2018 - Thank You!

Thanks to everyone for coming out to our Annual Meeting. We are grateful for our many volunteers, and residents of the lake that are taking action to keep our beautiful lake free of AIS. Remember there are a lot of free educational opportunities being offered throughout the summer to learn how to spot AIS.


Please welcome our new President, Bob Bray, and read his gracious thanks to everyone for supporting our beautiful lake.

06/25/2018 - Hubbard County Soil and Water Conservation District

Hubbard County has a new young man on board working with its Soil and Water Conservation District as a water quality specialist. He is knowledgeable with AIS, and is currently working on the Deer View Road Project.

06/25/2018 - Interesting Happenings Around the State Regarding Water Quality

Waterway Jay begins second half of paddle for progress in his challenge to Minnesotans to think about their connection to water.

06/06/2018 - Lake Associations Contribute Both Time and Money to Preserve Water Quality

Minnesota’s private lake associations contribute more than $6.2 million and 1.2 million volunteer hours each year to preserving water quality of the state’s signature natural resource.

06/06/2018 - News from Minnesota Lakes and Rivers

Gov. Dayton signed the bonding bill.With this action the 2018 Legislative session is over and I wanted to get out an email to let you know the results.


The good news is that legislators heard you and responded. MLR members sent over 5,000 emails, letters and phone calls to the Legislature and Governor Dayton on behalf of lakes and rivers. Many Legislators recognized the important contributions lake associations make in protecting the public waters, and understand the issues that lake home and cabin owners face.That was the good news.


The bad news is that not much happened. Click here to read the full story...

06/06/2018 - Watercraft Inspections

If you see any issues regarding inconsistent watercraft inspections at our local accesses, please contact Nicholas Macklem, the Hubbard County AIS Director. Nicholas may be reached at 218-732-3890 or Nicholas does visit the accesses on a regular basis, but would like residents to be observant as well. Please thank our inspectors when you see good inspections taking place! Thank you everyone for doing you part to keep our lakes free from AIS.

Charitable Lake Fund

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