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

08/13/2018 - Clean Drain Dry Initiative

Did you know that invasive species is one of the leading threats to native wildlife, endangered animals, agriculture, and even bodies of water? Creatures like the Sea Lamprey, the Asian Carp, and the Rock Snot are just a few examples of species with the potential to bring devastating harm to our lakes, rivers, and streams. They can even damage equipment like our boats and our drains.


Wildlife Forever have teamed up with more than 2,500 organizations across the nation, including Federal, State, and Canadian organizations, to stop the spread of invasive species with our CLEAN DRAIN DRY initiative. Head over to their website for more information:

08/01/2018 - Thank You Everyone

Thank you everyone for your support of our lake association, from hosting socials, to attending them, to keeping a vigilant eye on the lakes for any indication of AIS. Without all of you, we could not keep our beautiful lake healthy. To keep up with daily events around the area, please head over to our Facebook and Instagram pages.

08/01/2018 - Membership

Hello from the membership co-chair of Big Sand Lake Association. Have you paid your membership dues? Have you asked your neighbors if they have paid? We need a big group effort to get everyone on board with the association. Click on the membership tab to renew and/or become a new member. You can also contact Bonnie Brand with any questions or comments. Thank you – Bonnie

08/01/2018 - Hubbard County COLA

Protecting Our Lakes & Rivers – Register for the Community Education Class (218-237-6600) on August 16 from 1 – 2:30 p.m. Have you thought about your yard as part of a watershed? Whether you live in the city, country or on a lake or river, you matter. Discover ways you can make a difference to protect our lakes and rivers in your own yard and also as you play in water in water activities. Help keep this important area resource pristine for future generations. There is no fee.


August 18 (Rain day is August 19) Starry Trek: A statewide search for Starry Stonewort. Join us for a day searching for one of Minnesota’s newest aquatic invasive species, starry stonewort (and other invaders). Starry stonewort is an invasive algae that was first found in Lake Koronis in 2015 and has since spread to 11 Minnesota lakes. Now we are asking for your help in searching other lakes to better understand its distribution in Minnesota. Hubbard County folks should register for the Ferris Park, Cass Lake, MN event. We will do 10 lakes in the northern part of Hubbard County. To register click here:

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

Learn More About the Big Sand Charitable Lake Fund

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