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Life at the Lake
A blog about the camping life on Hickory Lake
I found this roundup of fun camping ideas today and had to share. I know my kids will want to try baking crescent rolls on sticks over the fire, or roasting Starbursts! And, did you know you can make an emergency lantern out of Mountain Dew?!More
I recently had my boys (note our new winter security system) up to the campground for an afternoon to play in the snow. On the same day when it recently rained all day in the Twin Cities, our campground received a fresh coat of snow ... but the kind that makes you pause and really appreciate the view.More
I spent some time at the campground the past two Saturdays showing some new folks the property. It was a great reminder of how peaceful and simple life is at our up north get-away.More
A few hours prep at home makes cooking at your campsite fast and easy. Here's a roundup of great sites with tons of camping recipe ideas!More
Boaters are free to go fast once again! The no wake rules have been lifted and our campers are skiing and tubing once more.More
Due to the flooding and very high water in the county lakes and rivers, Aitkin County has declared no wake rules for all lakes in Aitkin County.
From the county website "To further protect the properties of Aitkin County due to elevated water levels, the Aitkin County Board, at their June 26 meeting, has determined that the No Wake Continues on Aitkin County Lakes north of Aitkin County Road #2 and Minnesota Highway #18."More
I think this recipe looks like a lot of fun. What is your favorite campfire-cooking recipe?More
Last Saturday Scott had an open house at the campground amid 10 inches of new snow. Today it was sunny and 65. That’s spring in Minnesota for you!
We are already at work preparing for the season, which is just eight weeks away!More
What are some of your favorite memories when camping? Is it the smell and sounds of your campfire? Is it that food seems to always taste better while camping? Is it spending time with your family away from all the hassles of home?More