The Crow Wing Lake Association was founded to promote the welfare and improvement of Crow Wing Lake. Its membership consists of 85% representation of the lake property owners, a Board of Directors, and a network of Area Representatives.

This site is provided by the CWLA to serve as an information source and forum for property owners and friends of Crow Wing Lake in Fort Ripley, Minnesota.

Announcements & Calendar

Spring 2024 Newsletter Published

2024 Swimmer's Itch & Weed Treatment Authorization Forms

Authorization Form - Due May 1st! 

In case it's hard to tell, it IS spring on CWL!

That means it's time to send in your 2024 Weed Treatment Authorization Form.  In order to qualify your lakeshore for the free swimmer's itch treatment, (along with invasive Curly Leaf Pondweed and nuisance weed, Sago Pond Weed) this form MUST be MAILED to our treatment vendor NO LATER than May 1.  

Please "get'er done" and remind your neighbors to do so as well.

We apologize that our weed treatment vendor is unable to accept an electronic return of these please PRINT the form and return it by US MAIL to: 


26735 Middle Cullen Road     

Nisswa, MN  56468

If you have questions, please direct them to Ron Duy at   

or contact our LID Director Rick at

Note: The DNR requires that in addition to receiving the Weed Authorization form to ALLOW treatment, we must also post a notice that says:

If for some reason, you prefer  to OPT-OUT and NOT have any weed treatment near your shoreline, please contact Rick Pederson at to let him know.

Fall 2023 Newsletter Published & CWLA Fall Meeting/Brunch will be on Aug. 26th

2023 Fall Newsletter

We hope to see you on Saturday, August 26 for our CWLA Brunch and fall meeting.  Erin has found great neighbors to make egg bakes  and we'll have coffee  and donuts of course, fruit and lots of great conversation.  New neighbors, you are especially invited.  We'd love to meet you and keep you updated on Lake Improvement business.

Saturday, August 26
9:00 Brunch, 9:30 meeting
St Mathias Town Hall

2023 Curlyleaf Treatment

May 1, 2023

Dear Crow Wing Lake Property Owner,

Please be advised that during May – June 2023 Central Minnesota Aquatics will treat limited areas of Crow Wing Lake for the control of curlyleaf pondweed. Treatment will be accomplished by using Aquathol K which is a Minnesota DNR and EPA approved product.

If you do NOT want treatment to occur within 150 feet in front of your shoreline property on Crow Wing Lake you must notify Central Minnesota Aquatics, Inc. at 218 963-7345 prior to May 10, 2023. Thank you for your participation.

If you have any questions, please contact Central Minnesota Aquatics, Inc. at 218-963-7345.

Spring 2023 Newsletter Published