Forest Lake chain

The greater Forest Lake area has long been a hotbed for fishing, and for good reason. An abundance and variety of lakes cater to anglers of all types, and the proximity to the Twin Cities gives visitors the feeling of being “up north” without having to drive for hours.

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

Saturday, April 26 was this year’s ice-out day for Forest Lake, declared by Corbett Johnson, the lake-side resident who tracks the event annually. Ice stayed on Second Lake the longest, Johnson said, while the other two basins were clear the day before. The ice-out date is one of the latest on record; Last year’s date [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

The rise of urban civilization has been tough on many aspects of the environment, including lakes. Humans have knowingly polluted aquatic bodies with discharge from factories and sewer systems. They have formed ditches and developed communities with manicured lawns, in the process sending nutrient-bearing water rushing into lakes rather than filtering through the ground.

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon
up arrow
up arrow