Crow Wing Lake Association

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

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

2023 Swimmer's Itch & Weed Treatment Authorization Forms 

Authorization Form - Due May 10! 

Greetings CWLA Neighbors:

It's that time of year again when we start to eagerly await spring at CWL.  It's been a long and cold winter!  Any bets on our total ICE OUT date?

Our Lake Association and Lake Improvement Boards of Directors have been busy preparing for the upcoming weed treatment plans, our spring meeting and a number of other regular Lake Association tasks.

Find the form linked above, the 2023 Curly Leaf Pondweed, Swimmers' Itch and Native Weed Treatment Authorization Form.   THIS FORM MUST BE RETURNED BY MAY 10 FOR YOUR PROPERTY SHORELINE TO BE TREATED.  You will note that there is NO COST for the treatments (except for an additional swimmers' itch treatment if you so elect.)    HOWEVER, THIS PERMISSION / AUTHORIZATION FORM MUST BE RETURNED by May10 as required by the DNR!!!  

PLEASE  DO NOT DELAY!  Form is DUE MAY 10, 2023

We apologize that our weed treatment vendor is unable to accept an electronic return of these please PRINT this 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

If you have new neighbors, please greet them and help us get their contact information so we can add them to our announcements and newsletter list.  The newsletter will be coming out in the next few weeks.