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

04/09/2021 - Early Ice Out

Our impartial observer and "ice out" judge has officially declared Big Sand Lake free of winter's grasp and is clear of ice as of 6:00 pm, April 7, 2021. We had 25 registered participants enter their guesses all the way from late March to early May...and the winning prediction of April 7th was submitted by Tom Kimmer. Congratulations Tom! I'm not sure if this is like a "hole-in-one" with the winner's responsibility.....­čśĆ.....but, we should all congratulate Tom when we next see him. Thanks to all participants! See you in the sunshine!
- Don

03/11/2021 - Are you a Big Sand Lake Association Member for 2021?

Thank you to everyone who has already renewed or join BSLA for 2021. As of March 10th, the BSLA membership number stands 112. Our goal for total memberships in 2021 is to meet or exceed last year’s number of 164. If you would like to become a new member click here to join.

If you haven’t found the time to renew your BSLA membership for 2021, here’s the link to make it an easy process (log in first).

Also, please review and update your contact information as needed.

If you prefer to use regular mail, click here to download a membership form and include with your payment.

Confirm that your 2021 membership is active by selecting the ‘Members Area/Resident Directory”. Current 2021 members are indicated with a loon next to their name. If you have already renewed but don’t have a loon by your name, or you no longer wish to be included in the BSLA database, please contact

Thank you for supporting BSLA to help to protect and keep Big Sand Lake the beautiful place it is for all to enjoy.  

Looking forward to seeing you on or around the lake next summer!

01/26/2021 - Public Access Final Construction Schedule

Final Construction Schedule for Improvements and Rehabilitation of Big Sand Lake/Grouse Road Public Water Access. To review the final revised schedule for construction on the Big Sand Lake public access, please click here:

01/13/2021 - Minnesota Lakes & Rivers Advocates

Do you like to boat on Minnesota's lakes and rivers, but have some concerns?

Now is the time to share your experience and ideas about boating in MN with policy makers. Take a few minutes to complete the MN DNR 2020 MN Boater's survey:

01/13/2021 - Zebra Mussel Scuba Dive by Sim Siefert

If you have not already read this article on the zebra mussels found in Long Lake, we are sharing it with you so you might know what is happening in our local area.

Read the article here:

01/13/2021 - Hubbard County Coalition of Lakes

Please enjoy the HC COLA E-Newsletters.

Click here to read the December newsletter.

Click here to read the January newsletter.

12/29/2020 - Winter Newsletter

Our Winter Newsletter is available, click here to view. The Winter Newsletter will be mailed January 11 and enclosed with it will be the 2021 Membership Dues.

Charitable Lake Fund

Learn More About the Big Sand Charitable Lake Fund

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