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RESORTS WINTER ROAD FEES?


DVZEN

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MY QUESTION IS,HOW MUCH ARE THE ROAD FEES DURING THE WINTER ON THE BIG LAKE. WILL THE RESORT PLOW A SPOT TO DROP THE FISH HOUSE? LET ME KNOW ALL THE DETAILS, JUST BOUGHT A ICE CASTLE FISH HOUSE AND PLAN ON USING IT.

THANKS DEAN

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I have a retractable wheel house also and have found the prices to vary from $10 all the way up to $50 a day. I call around each year and find who has the best price for where I want to go out of. I wouldn't just pick a spot and show up you may get a big shock when you go to pay your access fee.

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The one charging 30-50 are weekend rates they figure your going on friday but will be on and off each day so they get you in the begining

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Anything over $10-15 is downright wrong and price gouging!! mad.gif (IMHO...) The biggest message we can send is to not use them or go somewhere else. I will flat out refuse to be voluntarily robbed. mad.gif

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Most respectable places charge anywhere from $5 to $10 for a daily base. Most resorts will sell a yearly pass for $100. I have no problem paying because it is a service and it is how they make there living.

most resorts only plow the area where their or their client's houses will be placed. If you pull your own house out you are on your own as far as plowing a spot. Liberty Beach will get you out to 3 mile and the major flats on the east side, Brandt's on the south side will get to Sloppy's and many of the gravel flats. Both place's keep up very good roads and charge a very decent price ($10) per vehicle per day. I have never paided more $10 to get onto the lake and have never heard of paying $30 to $50 for the weekend. Maybe if you go out of Izaty's or McQuiods or Eddy's or bigger places like that charge a lot, I really don't know.

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I will agree with you there. It is almost as bad as the oil executives with gas. Yes I know the roads they plow take a lot of time and care and we appreciate it. However trying to make up for loosing seasonal ice houses is not the answer. The passes have dates on them correct? Well maybe they should monitor out on the ice if they are staying longer then the 24hr pass and charge them extra if they don't want to pay up front. This is just a thought of something they could do. For example if you come up on Fri.

Initial pass good until 2AM(SAT) the next day- $10

Tell him you want to fish overnight and the next day (Good until Sun 2AM)- $20

If you get caught out there beyond your paid time you pay 2 times your original pass otherwise you get called for Defrauding an Innkeeper.

If you want to stay out all weekend-$30.

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Access fees were explained to me by the resort owner that I primarily use and I feel most honor this system.

A calander day, (12:00 AM - 12:00 AM) permits user to access lake via resorts land. Once on the lake, you are on public waterway and can go where ever you desire granted you have the capacity. If you are staying out for more than a day or two or more and do not require to use the point of entry from which you came, there is no more than a 24 hour initial fee levied. If you are using the access during your stay it would make good relations between you and access owner to pay a user fee if indeed it is warranted. If you ever need help out there, good relations along with a ten dollar access/user fee will go along ways.

Let the access owner know your intentions and honor them.

If the price isn't to your liking, move along as there are many resorts to choose from... grin.gif

Good Luck...

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THANK YOU ALL FOR THE GREAT INFORMATION! IT SHOULD HELP US GET STARTED. WHAT DOES IT COST TO LEAVE THE HOUSE AND BE ABLE TO USE IT THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER? ANY RESORTS BETTER THEN OTHERS.

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The price won't seem that bad when a blizzard arrives and your stuck out on the ice! Joe at Liberty beach and George at Hunters point both do an excellent job keeping the roads safe and they move with the fish. A ten dollar fee per day is a small price to pay!

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Most of the resorts charge more if your taking a wheeled house out there. Access fee always seems to be around $10.. but not with a wheeled house.

The wheeled houses these days are putting a dent in their rental house income. Resorts still want your business, but its going to cost a little more if your bringing a wheeled house and staying for a couple days.

WHat the fees are, I dont know offhand.. but as others stated.. they do maintain the roads, and you are likely going to need the resorts help in case of a blizzard(plowing).. or really need their help if a pressure ridge pops up and you need a bridge to get off the lake.

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Hey DVZEN I just got a e-mail from the resort I use at Mille Lacs and I think the guy is resonable and if I decide to keep my fish house year round there I'll use is resort.

shoot me an e-mail if interested.

[email protected]

TT

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THANKS AGAIN, YOU GUY ALL HAVE BEEN VERY HELPFUL. THIS WEB SITE IS REALLY A GREAT THING. HAVE A SAFE SEASON AND HOPE TO MEET THE GREAT FISHERMAN OF THE BIG LAKE SOMETIME!

grin.gifDEAN

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