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2014 Fishhook July 4th Flotilla

The flotilla this year will start on the north side of the

new bridge, continue up the river and turn left on the lake and

continue around the lake back to the river.  

Please gather near the bridge for the 11:00 start.



Gather for coffee at Bella Cafe the

2nd Saturday of the month at 9:00 AM


                   Free Boat Decontamination


              Encourage anyone bringing watercraft to Fishhook Lake to first take their craft to the DNR certified decontamination station on County Rd 6 near the Park Rapids transfer station — especially boats and jet skis coming from regions with infested waters. This includes Lake Minnetonka, Mille Lacs, Leech, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois and many other locations. This is the best way to help ensure that boats coming into Fishhook are not spreading AIS. The station is located in the building between the detail shop and transfer station.  Entrance is right before the transfer station gate.

Scheduled hours are:

Fridays from 4pm-8pm and

Saturdays from Noon-6pm through August 30th.

The decontamination station is also available on an on-call basis —

Monday-Friday 218-732-0121; Weekends/Evenings 218-252-6738.


The following reports are the results of the AIS boat inspections in 2013

Click on each one to view

AIS Watercraft Inspection Summary

2013 Season Summary

Fishhook Summary Details


The latest hydrolab report is available (doc)



Fish Hook Lake & River Association Mission Statement

The Fish Hook Lake & River Association shall be an advocate of the

environment of our lake/river systems.

We shall be a partner with other lake associations and agencies

which have an impact on water quality.

We shall act as an educator in community understanding

of the issues and goals of our association.

The objectives of our efforts are better water quality and property values for everyone.

As a group, we have a stronger voice than as separate individuals .


We have some new signs to use to promote our events.


To access use of the signs email:


Get a shirt with the logo at Wild Loon Outfitters

in downtown Park Rapids



Ice piled up on the West end with a strong East wind on April 27th, 2014

All huge ice mounds were melted by May 11


Ice completely out in 2013  was May 12th

latest we have seen


Ice out in 2012 was March 26th

earliest ever that we know 


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