Life at the Lake

A blog about the camping life on Hickory Lake

Fun Camping Ideas!
June 11, 2013

Fun Camping Ideas!

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?!

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Winter Wonderland
March 11, 2013
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Winter Wonderland

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.

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A Great Reminder
February 23, 2013
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A Great Reminder

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.

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Camping Recipe Roundup
July 7, 2012

Camping Recipe Roundup

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!

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July 6, 2012
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No Wake Rule Lifted

Boaters are free to go fast once again! The no wake rules have been lifted and our campers are skiing and tubing once more.

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DNR No wake restrictions
July 3, 2012
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DNR No wake restrictions

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."

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May 24, 2012

Campfire Cooking

I think this recipe looks like a lot of fun. What is your favorite campfire-cooking recipe?

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March 7, 2012

Getting Ready!

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!

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Camping Memories
February 4, 2012

Camping Memories

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?

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?

 

We have been vacationing at Hickory Lake for the past six summers. These are some of my greatest memories: waking up to the sounds of the loons, seeing the beautiful sunrises across the lake, watching my kids play with so many kids (both new and old friends), witnessing new friendships blossom, the smell of fresh coffee in the Gathering Room, the sounds of kids playing in the pool, and the lake when it is as smooth as glass.

 

Each summer there are experiences, both old and new, that we look forward to. Our kids would not be who they are today without "growing up at the campground." Just yesterday my oldest said to, "I just can't wait until May 1st". I asked, "Why?" "Because that is when all my friends come back to the campground and I miss them."

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Spring Fever?
February 4, 2012

Spring Fever?

Even though this winter has been mild, if you are like me thoughts of spring are often on my mind almost immediately after the holidays.

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