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skiechaser83

New Liberty Beach Public Access!!

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As of today Liberty Beach just got the final layer of new tar put on it. Got to be the nicest access I have seen on the east side and the best part is it is free! Got to be carefull coming out of the harbor though because it is narrow, but as soon as you hit the lake no problem with the shallow water. Went out of the wharf a couple weeks ago and it terribly shallow. Got beached and had to jump over board and push my Warrior through the sand. Like I said Liberty Beach public side is now open from construction and is a great landing.

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Can you explain where that launch is please? I have a Mille Lacs map so which bay should be enough or just general location. Thank you!

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Inbetween Hunters Point and Big Point on the east side. Or about 10 minutes north of Isle. Big white sign, if you hit Malmo you went too far! grin.gif

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Thank you!

Just want to add it to the list of options I am putting together for my trip up there next week.

I have mentioned it before on here but if anyone is coming down to the SW Missouri area I will be more than happy to help. I fish around 80 days per year and usually have an idea what is going on.

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Can you park and sleep in your RV from 2 a.m. till 6 a.m. at this new launch?

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Any estimate on how many parking spots? How was the layout? Does it look like it has a good flow pattern? Enough room to button up the boat after pulling out? How many ramps?

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Yes you can. I actually did that 2 nights ago except I slept in my truck. The lot is huge, and easy to get in and out. Traffic stays on the outside lane and parking is in the middle. Two ramps to launch the boats. As of 2 days ago they have not gotten the dock in yet in between the ramps.

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Not sure how many spots as the lot hasn't been striped yet, but it is a lot. Here are some pictures for you

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db, did you go by yourself? i wanted to go so bad today but ended up not because i didnt want to launch & load by myself. ive got a warrior too and im not much of a walker (use cane). it helps having someone with to park the vehicle and go get it when done. last spring i went a couple times by myself and i love fishing that way...selfish about keeping my bait where i want it and not having to worry about the other persons bait too. but with the even lower lake, im a little more cautious. liberty looks fantastic for east side fishing.

today everything looked perfect. the moon is in 80+% full moon staging. the wind looked perfect. i know just where i would of tried...hahahaha. :-( next saturday for sure! i mixed up times and the neighbor couple are going next weekend. ...dont think we will have as good of weather though. on the brighter side, the water temps might cool a little.

good luck to all!

regards,

minnesotatuff

ps, thanks paul for the great pictures!

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Is this the same area that used to be Liberty Beach cove? (A ramp on each end).Is there a tavern on that property? Or is it down from there? Was there last fall and was still paying to launch.

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Kevin,

Yes there is a tavern there, Liberty Beach Resort. They have a pay launch adjacent to the public one now.

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Yes I went by myself, which I do 90% of the time being I fish mainly during the week when everybody else is working. Not fun loading a bunk trailer by yourself but I have got it down to a short process.

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lucky you get to go on the weekdays! i dont get to go often, only 5 times this spring and yet to make it out this fall.

when hunters point web cam was working it was nice seeing everyone launch & load...

looking forward to next saturday. too bad i couldnt go wednesday, but ive still got to work for the mortgage...

regards,

minnesotatuff

ps, we live close. i live on the southwest side of the fairground.

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This was not my experience. As of Friday night around 10:00 PM this access was barricaded off and there were pavers and heavy equipment still parked there. There was only one lift of asphalt. They havn't put the 2nd on yet. Good thing I had a backup plan. I would check with someone else before planning a trip and launching from this access.

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That is strange because I launched my boat there Thursday and they had one pass of the second coat of blacktop going from the launch area out to the road. They stopped because of the storm. Equipment was in the lot and I had no problem getting in or out. The lot is huge as you can see in the pics. There was no barricade on the east side of the lot. There are a bunch of big boulders in the way on the north side where would drive last year to launch on the public side. Looks like they seeded that for grass now.

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Someone put the barricades back up late Fri. afternoon or early evening sometime. They were up when we pulled a pontoon out Sat. afternoon. People have been driving around them for weeks. There were 6 vehicles with trailers in the lot on Sat. (evening) of Labor Day weekend when I pulled my boat out. The 2nd round of blacktop is done, looks like painting the lines is left and putting in the Satellites.

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