Shore Lunch Sites on the Lake
What's a Shore Lunch Site?
In 1994, the Sportsmen's Club recognized the need for designated locations where boaters could safely pull up to shore and enjoy a shore lunch or picnic. Although there were many campsites on State or Federal land on the lake, none provided safe boat dockage for today's larger water craft. The demand for day-use facilities on the lake was also rising as more resort guests and property owners utilized the boating and fishing opportunities of this great lake.
To address this need, our club initiated cooperative agreements with the USDA Forest Service and the Minnesota DNR to install boat docks and picnic facilities at a number of scenic locations.
Over the years, the number of sites has grown to six (Bystrom
Bay site pictured). Each is equipped
with a safe dock, a picnic table, a fire ring/grate and a wilderness latrine.
The Sportsmen's Club is responsible for maintenance of
Allowed Site Use
The Sportsmen's Club invites you to use these sites to stop for lunch, stretch your legs, use the latrine or to explore the woods and observe wildlife. After enjoying the site, please remove any litter and make sure the campfire is totally out. Please keep in mind that these are day-use sites only. They are not to be used for overnight camping. The docks are not strong enough for houseboat mooring.
If you observe a violation in progress, write down the license number of the
watercraft involved, the date and time, and report that information to the USFS, LaCroix Ranger District (Cook MN), at
email@example.com or 218-666-0020.
How Do I Find a Shore Lunch Site?
The Sportsmen's Club maintains six shore lunch sites
across the lake.
To view a map (like the one at left) with GPS coordinates and additional information, click here.
Shore Lunch Site Volunteers
|Shore Lunch Site||Volunteers|
|North Shore of Norwegian Bay||Ron and Bev Kmett|
|North of Norwegian Point||Ron and Bev Kmett|
|Entrance to Wolf Bay||Mal and Dawn Berg|
|Northeast Shore of Bystrom Bay||Howard and Jarri Ankrum|
|North Shore East of Bear Creek||Jim and Ann Gribble|
|East Shore of Swedetown Bay||Al and Rose Mazion|
Sportsmen's Club volunteers
check our shore lunch sites frequently to assure that they are clean and safe.
We appreciate their assistance.
Perhaps there's a site near your lake home or on a route you travel frequently. If
you'd be willing to check it out a couple times per month during the boating season,
please contact Bob Wilson [contact
info] on the east end of the lake or John Zwieg [contact
info] on the west end.
Your Financial Support Can Make Additional Shore Lunch Sites Possible
Several of our current shore lunch sites were funded by generous personal and memorial contributions from members and their friends. We truly appreciate their gifts.
Our shore lunch sites get lots of use during the boating season. We'd like to build more, but the construction cost is substantial, typically between $4000 and $6000. If you'd consider helping us financially with this endeavor, please contact Board Member Dale Lundblad [contact info] or any other board member for a confidential discussion.