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

History Project

Inspired by Charlie Corwin’s booklet, Big Sand Memoirs, which was published several years agoand prompted by the realization that several long-time Big Sand residents have already passed away, a small but dedicated group of volunteers met to form a Big Sand Lake History Committee. The goal of the project is to gather stories and document the rich history of our wonderful lake ranging from the earliest beginnings to the newest cabins built on the lakeshore.

We welcome any suggestions, and more volunteers, for the project. If you are interested in becoming involved, want more information, or have a story to submit, please contact the History Committee at

An overview of the Big Sand History Project, which includes suggestions of what to include in a story about your cabin or experiences on Big Sand is available here. We look forward to adding your story to those we have already received.


Historical stories about Big Sand should be submitted with associated photos via email to



History Project Submissions:

The Bruggen Family Cabinby Jody Bruggen

Big Sand Memoirsby Charles H. Corwin

Life on the West Side of the Bay by Barbara Lieb Wiegel

Fenton's Folly Speaks for Herselfby Richard Sederstrom

Ice Fishing at Big Sand Lake c1958by Jane A. Scott


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