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deerhuntr8

LAKE INDEPENDENCE HOURS

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deerhuntr8

What time does the park close? Thanks.

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jigginjim

According to the park ranger, its sunset. But some have fished later in to the evening.

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Cyberfish

Is the park the only way to access this lake, or is there somewhere I can park along the road somewhere to drop my kayak in?

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art321

There is a steep access over on the NE side of the lake. But then you would have to park quite a ways away as they have no parking all around that access. On the SWW corner is the winter access but it has a sign that states you can't even launch a canoe and believe me, although not from a personal experience, the local police will be more than happy to give you a ticket for parking in the area. Once while heading out ice fishing a little further up the road a cop pulled over and asked me to try to pull over to she shoulder more. I was kind of stunned and had to go look at how close I was to the shoulder. It was about 1 ft before my truck would have been sliding or rolling down onto the ice. I nearly laughed out loud and wanted to ask him what the heck else I was supposed to do but decided it was better to just let it go and get out there and catch some fish. So the park is the best way to go. You can buy an after hours pass if you like in addition to the park pass you already have to pay. If you don't have a park pass it shouldn't be a big deal with a kayak as you only ned the pass if you have a trailer. But the weekends and even summer evenings can get pretty choppy out there with all the tubers and jet skiis. I'm not sure how fun that would be in your kayak.

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Cyberfish

thanks for the info art. so I dont need a permit if I dont have a trailer?

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chickeywing

$5 a day, or $30 for the year. It's for a good cause. It's worth the bucks just to watch the boat launch. Last year, they changed the annual passes. The park and beach is free. They charge for use of the boat launch, horse trails, etc. Not sure where Kayaks fit in. They do offer, in addition to the annual pass, a 'night time' pass for a few extra bucks. Technically, they do close at sunset.

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Cyberfish

I wont be using the boat ramp, I can put in my small kayak anywhere.

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18 inch Crappie

You have to get a over night pass. They sell them, we used one for fishing at night on opener.

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deerhuntr8

I didn't go there on Tues because I thought we had to leave at sundown. Now I will buy the night pass. I want to Musky fish until about midnight. How's the water clarity? Anyone having any luck?

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MOBY RICHARD*

Ok got some info off Three Rivers site. The special use permit allows use of Inependence landing before 5AM but does not say how late.

The Three Rivers general annual permit for trailer parking is $30 and if you have one previous daily $5 stub they will credit it towards the annual permit.

Too bad the Early pass cannot be used on other lakes and it does not state for night use???

Also August hours for the French Park landing at Medicine Lake are 9AM-8PM! Pretty restrictive!! frown.gif

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art321

And I've heard from a friend that when 8pm rolls around at French you darned well better be out of there or you'll be getting a ticket, no ifs, ands or buts.

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