Here’s what’s happening
around Maple Lake…

  • Maple Lake Property Owners mark your calendars for the annual End of Summer Event.

  • 2017 4th of July Maple Lake Boat Parade a success! See who won below. Thanks to our Sponsors! Check our new Instagram @MapleLakePropertyOwners for more photos of the day!

  • Zebra Muscle Found Cedar Lake, MN

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  • ML-LPOA seeks LID (Lake Improvement District) for Maple Lake Property Owners within 100ft of Maple Lake Shores. Read More.

  • 43rd Annual Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby on Maple Lake


    The date is set! Join us Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 for fun on the ice brought to you by the Maple Lake Property Owners Association. Get ready for our Ice Fishing Contest, Polar Plunge, Auger Contest, Vintage Sled Show, and Dance in the Tent featuring our Ice Bar. Can't wait to see everyone!
  • Check out the photos from our 2016 Endless Summer Nights Dinner & Membership drive. Thanks to everyone who joined us. Thanks to the Moore's for hosting! Planning is underway for the 2017 party.

  • New & stylish clothing available: Contact mlpoapresident@gmail.com to place an order

  • Send your favorite Maple Lake photos to: mlpoapresident@gmail.com and we may use them in our next ML-LPOA Directory.

AND THEN IT BLEW!!
Maple Lake, Minnesota Storm of 2017

Sunday morning June 11th started out as a normal weekend day.  Coffee, breakfast and Sunday paper finished shortly after 8:00 AM. Plenty of time to relax before a shower and getting ready for church at 10:00. There was some thunder, lightning and light rain in the area. One of my little pleasures living on Maple Lake is watching a storm approach across the water. My wife and I were standing in front of our big picture window doing just that when suddenly the wind exploded through the trees and the lake disappeared in rain, hail, branches and leaves. I saw two mid-sized Elm trees sway once and then snap off about 10 feet off the ground and land harmlessly in the back yard. Then the power went out and whatever normal was disappeared for many people around Maple Lake, in the surrounding area and other parts of the State. Just as suddenly as the wind had arrived it subsided to something close to normal. It seemed to only take a minute for all this to happen.

I managed a quick shower in the dark before the pressure tank gave out then went out to check for damage finding several trees down and a boat lift canopy loose and torn. Could have been worse!!  Heading west into Maple Lake I didn’t notice a lot of wind damage on the way to church nor did we hear much after mass from others. A tour around the lake after church showed significant damage in many areas. Parts of Donnelly Dr. on Little Maple were a real mess. Some homes on the North end of Donnelly near Hwy 37 had little or no damage at all. Whatever people’s plans were for Sunday June 11th suddenly changed for most. The storm hit Middle Maple very hard and ran along the Donnelly side of little Maple.

By time you read this we will all have heard about many incidences that occurred because of the storm. So far I have heard of one person injured because of a tree through the bedroom roof. Thankfully not life threatening. Many boats, canopies and lifts damaged. A number of boats, and pontoons actually sunk. Homes and out buildings were damaged by fallen trees and branches. Some vehicles were also banged up. Power was back on in my area about 6:30 PM Sunday.. A few didn’t get power till Monday morning. One resident on the lake said he actually didn’t realize the storm was that severe until he went outside after it was all over. They had no property damage.

Once again I am quite amazed how quickly residents in the Maple Lake Area can come together when incidents such as this storm require assistance from others. By Sunday noon the area was full of people helping each other. Chainsaws clearing downed trees and branches, trucks and trailer hauling away debris, tractors and skid steers moving and loading trees, men, women and children raking and picking up leaves and branches. Neighbors working together, friends and relatives coming over to assist, and I’m sure some of you reading this probably had a stranger ask if you needed help.  Sometimes disasters such as this can make a community stronger, but as this is being wrote this area is under a ”tornado” watch and a thunderstorm warning” for tonight. You know what I say. “MAPLE LAKE IS STRONG ENOUGH, WE DON’T NEED ANOTHER TEST JUST TO BE SURE”.

-Anonymous

Time to treat your lake weeds!
+ Hydrothol 191
+ Special pricing at Centra Sota / Buffalo County Store
101 8th Street NE
Buffalo Mn
763-682-6179 – Randy

Lake Weed Treatment Summary for 2016
+ Curley Leef Pond Weed
· 10 Acres Treated in the channel area
+ Lake survey – Freshwater Scientific Services LLC
· Survey will be for Milfoil mapping / location
· Conducted end of May 2016

2016 Treatment Track for Weeds

Lake Property Owners please read the following letter from the MN DNR. Contact a specialist immediately if you’ve spotted any zebra mussels: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/invasives/ais/contacts.htmlPublic dock search request letter_2015 2 Public dock search request letter_2015 1