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Ole #1

What resorts have plowed roads?

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Ole #1

It seems that a lot of us (including myself) wan't to know who has roads plowed. I thought we could use this to post all the resorts who have plowed roads and how far out they go.

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wackawalleye

Twin pines to the 8 mile, the5, banana, humps, deep Rocks and sliver.

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Right now, you do not need a plowed road since there is less than 5" of snow on the lake. Pretty much have free range of where you can go right now.

Good Luck!!

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bturck

Macs Twin Bay on the east side has a road plowed from their access point almost to Hennepin as of last Sunday. I would think with this continued cold weather he will be heading out from Hennepin very shortly. We gave Kevin the go ahead to take our house as far out toward the gravel as possible as the conditions warrant. As Tom mentioned once you[re on the ice travel is good with 5-6" of snow at the max. There is a rough spot to the south of Kevins road about half way to Hennepin, lots of ice shards standing up in that area, otherwise it was smooth sailing. Bill

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CrappiePappy

I'm new to Mille Lacs fishing this year but have already heard through the grapevine that you have to pay to use resort access points and pay for using the plowed roads, and that if you don't things can get nasty. Is that true or just an urban legend?

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Iceman73

I have never been involved in a situation such as you speak, but it would be my guess that the resorts wouldn't be real happy with people not paying to use their accesses an roads. Using the access is the same as it would be in the summer, it's private property, so you should pay to use it. In regard to the roads, the resort has to spend the time and money to upkeep and maintain them, so I would think the same would hold true as with the access. Hope that helps.

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bturck

crappypappy: Yes the resorts do charge a fee for driving through their property to access the lake, as Iceman said no different than the use of their boat ramp in the summer. these people spend the money to maintain these roads so that we can eliminate a lot of shoveling and getting stuck on the way to the fishing areas. I think its money well spent to drive a nice plowed road without having to bust my own trail. These resort will also work together where if you have a problem on the ice and need assistance and have paid of road fee from any resort another will do everything they can to get you up and running. Use of the public access is free however you are certainly on your own regarding travel and any assistance in case of breakdown etc. Hope this answers your question. Almost forgot, if you are fishing out of a certain resort regularily you can purchase a season pass as well rather than pay the road fee each time. its cheaper if you fish a lot. Good luck and hang on. Bill

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