City of Independence road restrictions on City roads beginning Wednesday Feb 22 until further notice. City paved roads are restricted to a maximum of five-ton per axle weight, City gravel roads are restricted to a maximum of four-ton axle weight. http://independence.govoffice.com/
City of Greenfield weight restrictions were enforceable as of Friday February 17th. All paved roads are posted at 5 tons per axle with the exception of Lee Street and Pioneer Trail (South of County Road 50). http://www.ci.greenfield.mn.us/
For other Cities or County road restrictions check individual organizations websites
LSIA Spring Ice Cleanup event has been cancelled due to ice safety concerns.
With snow in the immediate forcast ice sportsmen and snowmobilers are cautioned that the unusually warm temps have created unpredictable variations in ice quality and extremely unsafe ice conditions
Note the geese in Scott Walsh's photo (on left) enjoying a new area of open water in the North Shore Drive area of the west bay.
THIN ICE WARNING!
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is warning lake goers to use caution when going out on the ice.
There have already been six vehicles, snowmobiles, and ATVs that have gone through the ice on Hennepin County waters this season. That’s more than the five total that went through last winter.
Two vehicles went through the ice just a day apart over the weekend. A car went through Wayzata Bay Saturday morning, while a truck also went into Gray’s Bay Friday night.
Channels and shorelines are the most dangerous areas, according to HCSO. With the warm weather expected to continue through the week, authorities are concerned the ice will continue to deteriorate.
It's time to renew your LSIA membership! The 2017 membership fee is only $35.00
Your membership fee helps support these efforts and more:
Water quality improvement projects
Informational events and causes that support Lake Sarah
Newsletters and Neighborhood Directory
The vitality of the fishery
Three yearly membership meetings
The annual summer community picnic
July 4th boat parade/decorating contest
Safe and legal utilization of the lake
Please become a member and support your lake association!
A timely reminder for all of us to support the walleye stocking program when we renew our LSIA Memberships!
Help support continued walleye stocking on lake Sarah! Use the PayPal button at right to donate to the LSIA Walleye stocking fund. Your tax deductible contribution will help us continue to build walleye populations in our lake!
This beautiful 18" Lake Sarah walleye was caught on 12/28/16 by a friend of Jeff Pitzenberger. The same angler also reported a healthy 16" walleye caught on December 29.
Thanks for sending this photo Jeff! if you have photos of walleye caught in our lake Sarah please send them to email@example.com so we can keep track of the success of our stocking program.
After more than 35 years on lake Sarah, Harold and Renee Burrows have sold their home on Fern Drive. Before moving he sat down with Dolores Ullstrom for a conversation about his history and memories of his service to our lake community.
History discovered! Two photo postcards (above) from the Shady Beach Inn's early days, one showing the dock & swim area and another showing the playground were recently donated to the website by the estate of John W. Thiede of Portage, Wisconsin. The unused postcard were found among John's possessions and a friend of his did a little online research to find someone who might appreciate them. These photos are undated so any assistance in identifying a likely timeframe would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you to Thomas Pierce of Sun Prairie Wisconsin for taking the time to find us, we will truly enjoy adding them to our lake Sarah history collection!
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 Officer Name: Brent Grewe Phone: (763) 205-6014, DNR Enforcement (651)582-1502, ororTIP (turn in poachers) toll free hotline 800-652-9093.Click the blue text for a copy of the 2015-16 Minnesota Snowmobile Regs , Personal Watercraft Regs , 2016 MN Boating Guide , ATV/OHV Regs, or the 2016 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.