Hickory Lake Campground Cooperative Association

Safe and Fun Fourth

As we head into the busy 4th of July weekend I wanted to put a couple of reminders out there:

FIREWORKS – Remember fireworks are only allowed on the Fourth of July. Fireworks are only allowed at the beach area with the exception of sparklers. Those who participate in the use of fireworks are required to clean up debris by noon the following day.

PARKING/OVERFLOW – Every site should be able to accommodate one vehicle, and only one vehicle per site, no boats or trailers. Please park that one vehicle at your site to aid in making room in the overflow for the extra guest and trailer parking needed for the additional visitors we tend to have at this time. If you have an empty trailer and can get it back always into the wooded area please do so. If you are using your two spots per site please try to double park/stack your vehicle/trailer etc as to make room for others.

POOL – No glass containers or food in the pool area. Be respectful of other occupants of the pool area and no large flotation items in the pool area.

Quiet hours are 10 PM to 8 AM

The Fourth of July has some of the highest statistics for traffic accidents, boating accidents, head trauma, and fireworks incidents.  Be Safe and let’s have some FUN.

See you at the Lake,


Mid-Season Owners Gathering

Good Evening,

I know it is short notice, but we will be having a mid season owners gathering on Saturday, July 6 at 10 AM in the Gathering room. During that time, so far I know we will be discussing:

  1. Updates – committees, financials, and projects
  2. Nomination Committee
  3. Goals for the rest of the season

See you at the Lake,


4th of July

Happy 4th Of July!

Here is the schedule of fun events for all over the 4th!

We are looking for volunteers to set up and clean up each event. If you would like to donate any supplies (smores items or prizes for events) and sign up to help you can click on this link https://forms.gle/iqJp2SKZgRpU3Vuk6  email ajbarthel@live.com or connect with Tara Bubar (Site 18 ), Nova Steinke (Site 12) or Jackie Barthel (Site 11)

Looking forward to a fun 4th of July week!

The Social Committee


Pool & Lakefront Weeding

The pool is now open.

Chemical treatments were done on the lakeshore this past week to help control the weeds. Signs with restrictions are posted along the waterfront- please check them out before allowing people or pets into the water.

HLC Updates

Greetings everyone,

It appears the season is now in full swing with summer like weather.  As it appears i am learning more almost daily to update you on.
On May 25 the Board met and appointed Jim Boldenow to fill the term of Sec/Treasurer currently held by Carolyn Tonneson, and Ed Gangl to fill the term of President. Both appointments become effective May 26. Both terms Dec 31, 2019. Upon receiving  another resignation, the Board is currently seeking out another appointment to fill the fifth position.
The old floating docks have been replaced. They went in Sunday,(6/2) morning. Thanks Kurt for getting these ordered and thank you to everyone who assisted on Sunday in getting them in the water.  They sure are nice. and went in very easy. Should almost be just as easy to get them out in the fall. The board had previously voted to purchase one dock from capital funds and purchase a second if owners were in favor of an assessment, (under $100/lot) for a 2nd dock.  The consensus on the 26th was that the owners were in favor of it. Details on assessment is forth coming yet.  Plans are being made for disposing of and possibly  reappropriate/salvage some old dock materials.
MLEC has started constuction.  the wet and late spring has really slowed the process.They hope to have the back bone work of the fiber system complete by July, with splicing and testing happening after that. They hope to have service ready in the July/August time frame.  There is no guarantee on the time frame, as with outside work weather is your worst enemy.
Midnight Sun Pools is scheduled to come out on June 11th to work on and open up the pool.
Sean Brown stated that he spent well over $300 to have the road inside the campground plowed several times this past winter. He was asking the if anyone wanted to help with the costs, especially those who may have benefited from it , to please contact him. Reach out to seen personally as he paid for this all on his own.  Thanks
On the 26th, Scott Bjork presented an all natural mosquito control. It has a make up of Thyme, Rosemary and Wintergreen oils. He offered purchasing equipment and supplies on his own. He was looking for owners approval to spray campground areas.  Majority approved.  A couple asked that he not spray their area. If you a have  a questions about it contact Scott. If you feel so inclined I am sure Scot would accept free will offerings to help with the cost. If nothing else as he put it he likes cold beer as you see him around.  After first week of application I have heard of many happy, successful mosquito free comments.
The next owners meeting will be scheduled over 4th of July weekend. Details will be forth coming.
 A letter from PLM Lake and Land Management Corp just got passed on to me today.  They have scheduled our treatment dates. They will be out to treat our beach/shoreline on 6/10/19 for the first treatment. the second treatment is scheduled for 7/15/19.
I believe that is all have for now.
See you at the Lake!

New Docks Are In

Aitkin County Campground Ordinance Highlights

Aitkin County put together this brochure to use as a quick reference.  As always, please contact Aitkin County for questions and clarifications.

Campground Brochure Template2

Aitkin County Campground Ordinance Highlights

Water update

Water to the shower house is on and usable, no water to the laundry room yet.
Water to the sites will be turned on this Saturday May 4th.
Getting the docks together will be done that day as well.
Looking for people to help with either one or both if you can.

Ice Out

Ice out for Hickory Lake was declared on the afternoon of April 23rd, 2019.  Average ice out date from all records is April 18 so this year was only about five days behind the median.

Employee and Water Update

Good Evening,
It is looking and feeling more like Spring every day!
The water to the shower house will be turned on this Saturday, April 27th. Water to individual sites will depend on frost conditions and will be assessed at the time the shower house is opened. If you are interested in helping out with this, please seek out Scott Berge, site 3.
Also, we have hired David Ondris as our full time caretaker for the summer. David grew up in Pilager, MN and has been a full time RVer for the past 15 years. David, his girlfriend Lynn and their two dogs will be joining us early to mid May.
David’s days off will be Sunday and Monday. Scott Bjork, site 47, will be overseeing the campground and taking care of the necessities, including the pool, on those two days. Also, Wyatt will be returning this summer to assist with lawn mowing and other tasks as needed.
Reminder to please drive with care around the campground. We do not yet have a date, but there are plans for road repair this spring.
There is also no date set for returning the docks to the water. The floating docks are in need of repair and we are looking at our options. Getting the docks out and their repair will require volunteers; we will keep you posted.
All for now, Bobbie