Hickory Lake Campground Cooperative Association

2020 Construction Projects In The Area

Just to give everyone a heads up, the projects below are scheduled for work during the summer of 2020 and may affect your travel time to HLC.

Hwy 169 — near Milaca

Description: Install Reduced Conflict Intersections (RCI) at Mille Lacs Co. Rd. 11 north of Milaca, and Co. Rd. 12 and Co. Rd. 13 south of Milaca.
Traffic impacts: Lane closures
Construction dates: May-June 2020
More information: mndot.gov/d3/projects/rci/h169

Hwy 169 — Vineland

Description: Install pedestrian High Intensity Activated Crosswalk System (HAWK) system at Hwy 169/Ataage Dr. in Vineland. Project led by Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Traffic impacts: Single lane or shoulder closures
Construction dates: Late summer 2020
More information: mndot.gov/d3/hottopics/hawk.html

Hwy 47 — Isle to Ogilvie

Description: Reconstruct 22 miles of road surface, improve road access and update drainage between Hwy 27/47 in Isle and Hwy 23 in Ogilvie. Replace two bridges near Ann Lake.
Traffic impacts: Detour(s)
Construction dates: May through November 2020
More information: mndot.gov/d3/projects/h47isletoogilvie

Hwy 18

Hwy 18 — Malmo 

Description: Replace the Hwy 18 bridge west of Malmo, along northern Mille Lacs Lake, Aitkin County.
Construction dates: July-August 2020
Traffic impacts: Detour

More information: mndot.gov/d3/projects/malmo

Hwy 18 — East of Brainerd

Description: Replace bridge over Portage Creek west of Hwy 6
Traffic impacts: Detour
Construction dates: July-August 2020
More information: mndot.gov/d3/projects/2020/h18

Pine-Hickory Lakes Roadside Parking Area (2019)

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Pine-Hickory (PDF)
Original Construction: 1938
Designed by: Arthur Nichols, Consulting Landscape Architect
Constructed by: National Youth Administration (NYA)

Project scope: The Pine Hickory RPA Rehabilitation will restore several historic stone features, repave the parking area and make accessibility improvements to the picnic area and portable toilets. A degraded paved trail will be re-paved, while other trails will remain turf, or soft surface. A new fishing pier will be installed by the picnic table. This project has been designed to meet the Secretary of Interior Standards for Rehabilitation. The roadside parking area on Little Pine Lake will be closed during construction. The gravel access and boat launch on Hickory Lake will remain open and is not being worked on. Construction is planned for summer 2019.

Construction update: Nov. 1, 2019. Construction is complete! There may be some smaller repairs or corrective work at the site but this work should not impact visitor use of the site. Read more about the site on this link to the new interpretive sign:

Board Meeting


Due to some last minute scheduling conflicts the date, and location of the February board meeting has changed.

Date: February 27, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM

Please check your email for the location.

Think Spring!


Organizational Meeting

Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving,

The board members met for a brief organizational meeting this past Thursday. We decided on the following organizational items.

Board member term lengths

Ed Gangl – Three years

Jim   Boldenow – Three years

Kathy Duderstadt

Officer election/ appointment for 2020

Ed Gangl – President

Scott Berge – Vice President

Jim Boldenow – Treasurer

Committee appointments

Grounds – Kurt Wuollet 

Structural/Buildings – Scott Berge

Gardening/Landscaping – Kathy Duderstadt

Social/Activities – Jim Boldenow

Overflow – Ed Gangl

A few dates we put out there to have on our calendars:

Board meeting

Date: February 19, 2020

Time : 7:00 PM

Location: To be confirmed

Owners special meeting

Date: Sunday, May 24, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM

Location:  HLC Gathering Room

Owners Annual Meeting

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020

Time:  10:00 AM

Location:  HLC Gathering Room

Have a great day,


2019 Election

Good Evening HLC,

I apologize for being a bit behind.  Everyone should of received the results from election buddy for the board election.
First I would like to thank Jim Apple for coordinating, administrating, and being the sergeant at arms for the election process.  And  thank you to all the candidates that ran for a board position.  Congratulations to the newly elected board members, Kathy, Jim and Ed.  Within the next three weeks the board will hold an organizational meeting.  After we do, you will be notified of the out come.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving,

Shower House

Good evening HLC owners,

Have I got a great opportunity for you all. Sunday, November 24, at 8 AM Sean will be coordinating water shut off to the shower house. We are looking for some volunteers to help with this. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the workings of our great campground.

A response is appreciated, if you can make it, Otherwise just show up at the campground at 8 AM on Sunday.

Thank you for your help,

Ed Gangl

2019 Board of Directors Election

The 2019 Board of Directors election for HLCCA is underway.  All site owners should have received an electronic ballot via email.  If you did not receive a ballot please notify the website administrator via email from this link.  Voting ends on November 19th at 12:00 AM and results will be emailed out to everyone shortly thereafter.



Water Shutdown and Dock Removal

I have a correction to make from Saturdays annual meeting. Water to the sites will be getting shut off to the sites on Sunday October 6th. I was informed that the compressor we use was unavailable for the 13th. With caution in mind with unpredictable weather it got reserved for the 6th. At this time the shower house will still continue to be open until November.

I have been trying to schedule the dock guy for October 5th but have been having troubles getting through to his phone number. As soon as I get through to him I will update with the dock schedule.

I apologize for the inconvenience

2019 Election Email List REPLY NEEDED

At the annual meeting this past weekend I passed around an email list for the 2019 election ballots to be sent to. If you could please review the email list and confirm or correct the ONE email address that your site ballot should be sent to.

Your response is needed
Thank you


Admin note:  Check your personal email for the list that was sent as we do not publish personal data in unsecured areas of the website

Annual Meeting Agenda



 Dave and Scott Returning


Season Shutdowns

 Docks and Site Water Supply  –  Oct 12&13
 Shower House  –  Nov?

House Update

 Feedback from Adjuster/Rebuild Estimate
 Build back Plan during off season



 3 open positions  –  (2x) 3 year, (1x) 2 year
 Email List for Ballots
 Completed Candidacy forms out to Association Oct 1
 Ballots out  –  End of Oct
 Election Closes – Mid Nov

Storage Units




 Thank yous
 Future Plan
1. Docks
2. Roads
1. Present Nominees
2. Nominations from the floor





Dear committee members,

Just wanted to to base with you all about a couple of items.

First. Thank you to the gardening/landscaping committee for getting the plantings, flowers, mulch and other items done this past spring.

Second. Thank you to the social/activities committee for all the great activities they put together and organized this past year. And I hear they are already getting ready for next year. Awesome!

Third. Nominating committee, thank you for your work on this important task. Remember that you need to have MINIMUM of three candidates to present at the Annual Meeting on the 21st.

At last. Some committees have gotten of to good starts, others not so. Moving forward it would be nice to see all committees getting together at times to evaluate their area of responsibility for the campground. They should be out getting input from the rest of the community. Putting together ideas and plans to submit to the board. Looking into budget numbers for things they come up to do and submit them to the board for review and approval. Recruit help for projects and events.

I really appreciate everyone’s volunteer time they put in to help with the campground. Together we can accomplish a lot. Individually, it makes for some really large work loads.

Thank you for everything you do,