The 3rd Annual LAKE SARAH WINTERFEST will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015!
lakeside at Brent & Heidi Foster's home (Northwest side of the Mid-lake channel)
Family Activities: Ice Bowling, Ice Bocce, Kickball, Mini-Golf, Ice Skating, Snowmobile Rides, Hamburgers / Hot Dogs / Hot cocoa
Team Activities: Broomball Tournament* (1-5 PM), o 5 v 5 with Goalie Pond Hockey Tournament* (5-9 PM), o 4 v 4 (no goalies)
RSVP to Brent Foster by February 16th to confirm your team participation. All Activities are FREE and provide FUN FOR ALL AGES!! MEET YOU ON THE LAKE! *all team activities require signed consent by all team members or parental guardians. Consent available for print here, or upon arrival.
Lake Sarah Improvement Association 2015 Membership Drive
The 2015 LSIA membership drive has begun! Please consider either renewing your annual membership or if you are new to the area join us! It’s a great way to support a variety of projects to improve the quality of Lake Sarah and get to know your neighbors.
The dues for 2015 will remain at $35.00. Your annual membership fee helps support:
Water quality improvement projects
Informational events and causes that support Lake Sarah
The Neighborhood Directory
The vitality of the fishery
Three yearly membership meetings
The annual summer community picnic
July 4th boat parade/decorating contest
Additional membership benefits include; Discounted residential trash pickup services from Randy’s Sanitation and Home delivered softener salt and drinking water from Finken Water Systems (see information on the LSIA Group Discount Programs page)
Click the Buy Now button on the left to pay your dues with any major credit card or via bank transfer.
Lake Sarah Neighborhood Directory LSIA would like to update the neighborhood directory once again. We know that we have some new neighbors to include and that some information may need to be updated. If you are new to the area please email LSIA your name, address and a phone number. LSIA DOES NOT publish their email list. The email list is used for general correspondence to help keep you informed of current events and information regarding Lake Sarah. The directory is distributed by email or hard copy (if requested) to Lake Sarah area neighbors. An updated copy of the directory will be emailed in February so please send us your changes/additions soon! Any question? Please feel free to contact Anne Horn (click here email Anne).
Cross Country Ski and Walking Trail returns!
Ron Jorgenson has been busy prepping his Kubota UTV and trailgroomer and will soon begin grooming the X-country ski trail around the lake near the shorelines. Last year was the first year of his trails existence and it was nice to see people using it for skiing, snowshoeing and walking! The trail, a wide flat groomed path with 2 groves in the center for traditional cross county touring, is created by a custom made hydraulic groomer Ron purchased and modified for this use.
This year the trail will be marked in several places with yellow signs so it is easier to distinguish from the State (grant-in-aid) snowmobile trail that crosses in the middle of the lake. Neighbors are asked to please avoid using the X-country trail for motorized vehicles, ATVs or snowmobiles as this makes the trail very diffficult to maintain. Walkers and snowshoers should try to stay on the wider flat portions of the trail and off the ski grooves wherever possible.
Thank you to Ron for donating his time and talents to provide this wonderful winter recreational opportunity for us to enjoy! More photos and back story on Ron and his trail groomer can be found on the Ski Trail page on this website.
FOR SALE BY NEIGHBORS DEPT.
Pontoon lift for sale
2500# scissor lift w / 2 wheels set up for pontoon. Purchased new in 2003.
Price reduced - now asking $1,095!
Contact Barry Hitchings (Lake Sarah Heights Drive) phone 612.481.9451 or email Barry
click on photos at left to view larger images
Three Rivers Parks Cross-country Ski Conditions Click the above link to check out trail conditions and then stride into action at a park near you.
Local Cross-country Ski Trail Conditions as of January 17, 2015
Baker Park Reserve - All trails are PACKED, not tracked, and in POOR condition for skating. The trail going OUT to Island Trail is CLOSED. The Multi-Use trail and Sliding Hill are OPEN. The chalet is open 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, daily. Rentals are not available until conditions improve. Updated 01/17/15
Carver Park Reserve -All trails are PACKED, not tracked, and in POOR condition. Ski Chalet is open weekends from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Equipment rentals are not available until trail conditions improve. The Sledding Hill is OPEN. Updated 01/16/15
Park hours are 5:00 AM–10:00 PM. Facility hours vary, see individual listings. For additional information, call the Trail Hotline at 763.559.6778. Ski trail maps are available on each park web page.
Drive safely this snowmobile season – take the snowmobile safety course!
As another snowmobile season gets underway, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources encourages snowmobilers to get this season off to a smooth, safe start.
Snowmobile trails in Minnesota opened Dec. 1.
Minnesota residents born after Dec. 31, 1976, must complete a DNR snowmobile safety training course before they can legally ride a snowmobile anywhere in Minnesota, including private land.
In a snowmobile safety course students learn about the machine, the laws, safe operation, ethics of the sport, and how to avoid the most common causes of snowmobile accidents.
DNR snowmobile safety courses can be completed by either attending a snowmobile safety training course from a DNR-certified instructor in a local community or by CD. To obtain the snowmobile safety training CD, or for general information, call 888-646-6367, 651-296-6157, or 800-366-8917, or email at email@example.com.
Brent, Sarah, and Zachary Lau met with Ron Rademacher of Rademacher Fish Farms on October 21, 2014 to stock Lake Sarah with approximately1000 walleye fingerlings ranging from 3-7 inches.
Brent would like to extend a special thanks to all those who contributed to the Walleye Fund which enables this stocking effort to take place. - Brent Lau, LSIA VP and Fishery Chair
The lake Sarah Walleye stocking program began in 2006 and walleye have been stocked subsequently in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2013. Our program is supported solely through private donations and volunteers. The stocking is permitted by, but without any financial support from the MN DNR. For more information and photos of walleye caught as a result of the program visit the Walleyes Caught page on this website. If you catch a walleye in Sarah, please send a photo and information about the catch so we can track our progress. email Brad.
If you'd like to help with the program please see the donation information below or contact any LSIA Board member.
Help support continued walleye stocking on lake Sarah! Use the PayPal button (on right) to donate to the LSIA Walleye stocking fund. Your tax deductible contribution will help us continue to build walleye populations in our lake!
Many of the questions emailed to this site regard illegal or inconsiderate snowmobile, atv, boat or pwc operation or fishing/hunting violation questions. To report illegal vehicular activity you should contactHennepin County Sheriff Water Patrol (612)596-9880, or West Hennepin Public Safety (763)479-0500, The Water Patrol will not issue a citation for offenses they do not witness. They may issue a citation if the witness agrees sign the complaint (much like a citizens arrest). If you plan on filing charges against an individual you should make note of the date, time, vehicle description and license number, identity or good description of the operator. A side note; If the offender wishes to appear in court you may be required to appear as witness / accuser. To report hunting or fishing violations call DNR area Conservation Officer Tony Salzer at (763) 432-0833, DNR Enforcement (651)582-1502, ororTIP (turn in poachers) toll free hotline 800-652-9093.Click the blue text for a copy of the 2014-15 Minnesota Snowmobile Regs , Personal Watercraft Regs , 2014 MN Boating Guide , ATV/OHV Regs, or the 2014 MN Fishing Regulations , in Adobe Acrobat Reader format (.pdf).
Lake Sarah (MN DNR #27-0191) is located in sections 1 and 2, township 118, range 24; and in sections 34 and 35, township 119, range 24, Hennepin County, Minnesota. GPS 45°4'19"N 93°41'24"W surrounded by the Minnesota cities of Independence, Greenfield, Loretto, Medina, and Rockford. Click here to view a Google hybrid map of lake Sarah. Suggestions for content and services to be provided by this site are always welcome!E-mail this websitewith your feedback, suggestions, comments or ideas.