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Access to Oak Lake Watertown


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Hey everyone,

Does anyone know if there is any sort of access to Oak Lake by Watertown? I fish via float tube, so I don't need a boatramp. I've been told in the past that under Minnesota law (correct me if my information is wrong) 30 feet from the centerline of a publically maintained road is public domain.

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I think there is a regional trail that skirts the shoreline too. I think I can remember riding my sled past it a couple winters ago..Not sure but I think there is a pay access? I have seen fish houses on it too...

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Hey thanks for the pointer. It seems to me, then, that if a public road skirts the lake (as in within 50 feet of the centerline of the road), then I should be able to carry my float tube over that land and access the lake.

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there is a state trail that runs on the north side but the dnr does look for four wheelers on there so make sure you are walking and there is a guy on the south side that has a private approach but the land owners on the lake wont let anyone onto the lake thru private property as they pay to have the lake stocked with walleyes i actually know about four of the property owners and even they wont let me on unless i am with them fishing we used to catch some NICE sunnies on this lake good luck on the flying leap hehehhe

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