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Round Lake (nisswa) Ice Conditions

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Heading up to Round in a few weeks and was wondering how much snow fell there just after xmas?  I have heard upwards of 20 inches.  Will we be able to travel the lake with trucks?




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Most lakes in central MN were drivable last weekend but there was still spots even with 4x4 it was tricky. If there’s plowed roads then your fine. Personally I’m not driving with my 2wd Silverado off plowed roads until we get some really warm whether again to melt the snow down more and freeze up the slush good. There was only about 4-8” of snow on most lakes last Sunday but it was still drifted and the slush was getting bad. Snowmobile is going to be your best bet at this point. 

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